By Rahman Dukes
It was the president of rap meeting the President of the United States. During the Washington, D.C. leg of his trek in support of The Blueprint 3, the Carter administration (including Jay-Z, wife Beyoncé, her mom, tourmate Trey Songz and manager Kevin Liles) visited President Barack Obama at the one and only White House.
In the past, Hov has bragged in his raps that he he frequently chats with Obama “on the text” and recently told the media the commander in chief works out to his latest album, but nothing was more evident of their relationship when a few photos of Jay, B and company made its way to the Internet.
One of two photos depicts the cast sitting around a table awaiting Obama’s arrival. Ironically, Jay sits in a chair directly underneath the Presidential seal that hangs slightly over his head. (Is that Obama’s seat? Doesn’t Jigga sort of look right in that spot?)
The kid from Flushing Avenue in Marcy has come a long way to the great lawn at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Rap beefs and bullies — nah, he’s off that. Rick Ross rapped about being in the White House, but Jay has made a note about his lyrics throuhgout his career that he really lives it. Eat your heart out, Ross.