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Barack Obama Inducted Jay Z Into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame With A Subtle Jab At Donald Trump

It was quite the day for Jay Z. He may or may not have his twin babies on the way according to rumors, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and he tweeted a dozen or so times like everybody else. For his induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Barack Obama did the honors with a speech about just how much he and Jay are alike and how much he admires Hov, and after Jay’s tweet storm about the rappers that inspire him, he called Barack the “greatest rapper of all time” and released the induction video for all the world to see.


Naturally, Jay Z posting a link is bad news for servers, so the Dropbox link he included doesn’t work anymore but enough people were able to grab the video and upload it online for everybody’s viewing pleasure. In the video Obama explains how Jay’s music influences him, how he and Jay “both have wives that are significantly more popular than we are” and how their daughters run them like all daughters do.

And before he was done, Obama found the time to take the slightest of jabs at his successor in the White House, Donald Trump. “I’m pretty sure I’m still the only president to listen to Jay Z’s music in the Oval Office,” Obama said in the two-minute long video. “That may change at some point, but I’m pretty sure that’s true now,” he said with a slight smile.

Check out the whole video above since Jay clearly doesn’t know his own strength online and thought Dropbox could handle the rush of everybody on Twitter rushing to one link thinking it was new music.

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