Jay-z told reporters he’ll vote for Obama this year because he’s black…
Sorta like last time.
Rapper Jay-Z was invited to the White House in 2010. He took a few pictures from the Situation Room. (Huffington Post)
CBS Local reported:
Jay-Z recently revealed his conservative leanings. While he was promoting the NBA 2K13 game at the 40/40 Club in Manhattan, he offered his philosophy on politics and voiced his support for small government.
While the Brooklyn rapper is a high profile endorser of President Obama, he’s no fan of Washington.
“I don’t even like the word politics,” Jay-Z told MTV News. ”It implies something underhanded and I think we need less government.”
Despite his support for the President, Jay-Z’s “less government” viewpoint is more in line with Obama’s opponents on the right, such as Republican candidate Mitt Romney, who also calls for smaller government. But his stance on smaller government aside, Jay-Z is all in for the president’s re-election.
“I support Barack because I gotta respect that sort of vision. I gotta respect a man who is the first black President ever,” he said. “To have that sort of vision and dream, I have to support that.”