Jay Z's fruitful friendship with President Obama has been well-documented, but the rapper and businessman revealed that it goes deeper than just campaign fundraisers hosted at Jay's Manhattan club — the two occasionally text.
The rapper, born Shawn Carter, said Obama is a "regular guy," and, like most regular guys, speaks in sports metaphors.
"He's a regular guy as well. He's very heavy into sports so a lot of his analogies end up in sports," he said.
Jay-Z and wife, Beyonce, hosted a fundraiser for Obama's reelection effort in September of last year, which netted the president $4 million. The rapper said Obama had told him during the campaign to "give me the ball."
"I don't know if this is breaching national security but when he was getting elected the second time, he was like, 'Hey, you know, fourth quarter, just give me the ball.' I said, 'word,' " he said.
The powerful spouses of the two powerful men are also mutual admirers. Beyonce has read a letter she wrote praising Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaInstagram taps former Michelle Obama, Clinton aide to lead communications Americans should get used to pop culture blending with politics Michelle responds to Barack with her own Valentine's tweet MORE in an Obama campaign video, while Michelle has said previously she'd trade places with Beyonce for a day if she could.
No word on whether the women text too, however.