It’s no secret that President Obama and the First Lady have a pretty solid relationship with Jay-Z and Beyoncé, but while we’ve heard plenty about their interactions, fans are still curious what a conversation between the Obamas and the Carters sound like.
Well, according to Obama, it’s actually nothing out of the ordinary.
“I’ve gotten to know these guys over the first several years. They’re good people,” the president said during an interview with Cleveland radio station Z107.9. “Beyonc— could not be sweeter to Michelle and the girls. So they’re good friends. We talk about the same things I talk about with all my friends.”
And what exactly does the president to talk all of his friends about? Family, of course.
“I made sure that Jay-Z was helping Beyoncé out [with the baby], and not leaving it all with Beyonc&8212; and the mother-in-law,” he added. Who better to give Jay-Z advice about being raising a little girl while balancing a hectic work schedule?
In September, Jay-Z and Beyonc— co-hosted a fundraiser for the POTUS at the 40/40 club in New York City, charging $40,000 a plate and raising $4 million to support Obama’s re-election campaign. Just last week, the Brooklyn-bred rapper appeared in a new campaign ad for Obama.
“For so long, there was a voice that was silenced out there as far as exercising the right to vote,” Jay says in the video, going on to emphasize Obama’s accomplishments as the first African American president. “I think it was a voice that was silenced because people had lost hope. They didn’t believe that their voice mattered or counted. Now people are exercising their right, and you’re starting to see the power of our vote. He made it mean something for the first time, for a lot of people.”
In Tuesday night’s presidential debate, Mitt Romney and Obama butted heads over the job market and auto industry bailout in Detroit, and the two have dedicated extra time campaigning in swing state Ohio. During his interview, the president emphasized the things he’s accomplished over the past four years, and promised that he’ll only continue to push forward, in Ohio and beyond.
“Think about all the things we’ve already gotten done,” he said. “We saved an auto industry, saved a million jobs throughout Ohio and Michigan, we’ve gotten health care reform, we have made sure that we expanded student loan programs and Pell Grant programs; so a lot of stuff has gotten done, but we have a lot more to do. My hope is we have a decisive victory in this election, that Republicans, who spent a lot of time worry about trying to beat me, will start focusing on trying to improve the country.”
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