Saturday, 17 June 2017

'We both have wives that're more popular than us' - Obama hails Jay Z as he's inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jay Z broke a world record by becoming the first rapper ever to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

He was inducted on Thursday night and he quickly took to Twitter to thank all the rappers who had inspired him over the years.

Among the over 90 rappers listed was an unlikely name - Former US President Barack Obama.

Jay Z named Obama as one of the rappers who inspired him. He referred to him as "the greatest rapper of all time".

On his part, Barack Obama shot a video which was aired at the ceremony marking Jay Z's induction.

In the video, Obama is seen congratulating Jay Z. He revealed that he's been a fan of Jay Z since he was a young and hungry state senator.

He said:
“I like to think Mr. Carter and I understand each other. Nobody who met us when we were younger men would have expected us to be where we are today,” said the former US president. We both have wives who are significantly more popular than we are… Like all of you, I am a fan, and I’ve been listening to Jay since I was a young and hungry state senator.”

Other rappers who Jay Z mentioned that he was inspired by include; everyone from OGs like Rakim and Chuck D to Kendrick, Future and Chance The Rapper. Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, Redman and Foxy Brown.

Jay Z's mother, Gloria Carter, also wrote a beautiful letter to congratulate him.

Mrs Carter in a handwritten letter, wrote in part:

'You're an amazing husband and father. I'm truly blessed and honored that God chose me to be your mother. Congratulations, my son, on your achievements. Continue to make a positive impact on the world so that we can all live together in peace. Love you for life". 

Meanwhile, Jay Z was absent at the event…to be next to his wife, Beyonce while she’s in labour.

Sources told E!News that Jay Z was seen with daughter, Blue Ivy in a Los Angeles area hospital.

See some of his tweets below..

“Thank you to all the people that have inspired me . Rakim KANE KRS chuck cube Jaz Em Andre Nas big PAC cole kendrick chance jayE ..wait,

“Lauryn Nicki lite latifah common ye drake and meek . Run caz LL chainz cam tip (both of them) thought pharaoh , face . De la . Ice T. Wait

“G Rap .Mel . Kurupt . Lox. X . Q. Ab lupe. Mos. Foxy. Boss . Ross. Quavo Future Travis too many fuck this. All you!T grizzley song best out

“Shit did I say redman ? Ghost and Rae . Wu tang I beat Genius in a rap battle I think ha . Busta (him too) Treach . Thug . B a rapper too!

“Shit …Wayne , Juve BG Nipsey . Kim . Slaughterhouse (yes mouse too ha) Folarin MC eiht . Short . 40 . Mac dre this shit hard .Never mind

“Fuck ..50 cent big L sho ag nice and smooth Joe and pun . diggable butterfly esp…beanie young chris freeway SP okay for real this time .

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