Jay-Z Calls Criticism of Obama "Fair"

Jay-Z Calls Criticism of Obama "Fair"

On the heels of rising unemployment, Hova has strong words for the president.

Published July 9, 2011

Jay-Z's private listening party for his collaborative album with Kanye West, Watch the Throne, took a political turn when the rap legend sounded off on President Obama.

"You gotta fix (the country's current climate). Can't fix it all in one day. Numbers don't lie, it's f***ed up out there," says Jay, indicating rising joblessness (up to 9.2% for the month of June). "Unemployment is still high."

When questioned about his wavering support for the Commander in Chief, who Hova campaigned for in 2008, he responded: "He's the president, it's fair."

Not wanting to let the exclusive event get too serious, he joked that Obama should have let him deliver the news of Osama Bin Laden's death to the American public…the way he would have done it on the street: "He was a threat, you know what I mean?," he mocked in a thick hood accent. "We handled that."

President Obama, we know you have 99 problems, but with an election year coming up losing the support of your A-list followers shouldn't be one.

Source: Billboard.com

Written by Smriti Mundhra

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