Still the only president who used to listen to Jay Z in Oval Office

“I’m pretty sure I’m still the only president to listen to Jay Z’s music in the Oval Office,” former president says. “I 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,” Obama said. “We know what it’s like not to have a father around. We know what it’s like to not come from much, and to know people who didn’t get the same breaks as we did. So we try to prop open those doors of opportunity so that it’s a little easier for those who come up behind us have it a littler easier as well.” Obama also joked that both he and Jay Z “have wives that are significantly more popular than we are.” “Like all of you, I am a fan: I’ve been listening to Jay since I was a young and hungry state senator,” Obama continued. “I sampled his lyrics to close his speech at Selma, and tweeted a reference to ‘My First Song’ when I was putting the finishing touches on my final State of the Union address. I had to ‘brush some dirt off my shoulders’ during a campaign. So I’m pretty sure I’m still the only president to listen to Jay Z’s music in the Oval Office.”

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