During an Ohio campaign stop, President Obama opened up about his budding friendship with music royalty Jay-Z and Beyonce and shared the fatherly advice he offered the HOV boass. While stomping through the swing state of Ohio, President Obama stopped by Cleveland’s hip hop station Z107.9 to maybe sway a few listeners his way.
During the interview, he talked about becoming friends with The Carters (who raised $4M for his campaign last month).
“I’ve gotten to know these guys over the first several years. They’re good people. Beyonce 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 the Prez is also a fan of the couple’s music. When asked about his fave Jay-Z song he said, “You know, I gotta say I go with some other stuff like ‘My 1st Song,’ which just kinda keeps me steady. It’s a great song. It reminds you that you always have to stay hungry.”
He also offered Jay-Z some advice about being father to Blue Ivy. “I made sure that Jay-Z was helping Beyonce out [with the baby], and not leaving it all with Beyonce and the mother-in-law.”
And for voters who are still on the fence about who they’d like to run the country, President Obama drove home his accomplishments to the listeners,
“Think about all the things we’ve already gotten done. 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.”