Barack Obama’s not done embarrassing America.
He recently made an appearance where he embraced a controversial figure.
And it will make you sick.
Obama filmed a video introduction for rapper Jay Z for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In addition to foul-mouthed lyrics where he employs disgusting slurs for women and blacks, Jay Z has a long history of controversy.
While he cleaned up his image as he became a multi-millionaire mogul who is involved in music, fashion and part ownership of the Brooklyn Nets, Jay Z – whose real name is Sean Carter – was not always walking the straight and narrow.
In 2001, he was sentenced to three years probation after he pled guilty to stabbing a record producer in December, 1999.
He was also a crack dealer in his youth.
Carter called drug dealers his “role models” when he was growing up, and when he was 12, he shot his 16-year-old brother.
But despite these run-ins with the law, Obama wholeheartedly embraced him.
The Huffington Post reports:
Obama first congratulated many of the other inductees, including Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Berry Gordy, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Robert Lamm and James Pankow and Max Martin.
Then he got to Jay Z.
“I like to think Mr. Carter and I understand each other. Nobody who met us as younger men would have expected us to be where we are today. We know what it’s like not to have a father around, we know what it’s like not to come from much, and to know people who didn’t get the same breaks that we did. And so we try to prop open those doors of opportunity so that it’s a little easier for those who come up behind us to succeed as well.”
The former Commander in Chief also made a crack referencing their powerful partners, former First Lady Michelle Obama and megastar singer Beyoncé.
“And let’s face it,” he said. “We both have wives who are significantly more popular than we are.”
Obama also spoke of listening to Jay Z’s music throughout his career, from his early days as a state senator to preparing his final State of the Union address.
“I’m pretty sure I’m still the only president to listen to Jay Z’s music in the Oval Office,” he said. “That may change at some point, but I’m pretty sure that’s true now.”
— Victoria M. Walker (@vikkie) June 16, 2017
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