Jay-Z is performing live at President Obama's Ohio rally. Watch above. "I got '99 Problems' but Mitt ain't one" - Jay.
MTV News caught up with Jay-Z a week after he and Beyoncé raised $4 million in campaign funds for the Obama camp with an event at Jigga's Manhattan-based 40/40 Club. "I support Barack because I gotta respect that sort of vision. I gotta respect a man who is the first black President ever," he told us. "To have that sort of vision and dream, I have to support that."
Never before has a hip-hop artist shared such a close relationship with the commander in chief.
"I'm still kind of numb about it. I can't figure it out, like, how this happened and this journey and everything that's going on," Jay said. "It's like way beyond the reach I thought hip-hop had. I knew it was the most powerful music worldwide, the culture itself, but it always amazes me the power that it has. Still, to this day."