Jay-Z: 'i'm Not Really Into Politics'
There is no stopping Jay-Z - when it comes to success, there’s no telling what he will do next. After he retires from making multiplatinum albums, signing new superstars and closing sporting arenas, maybe he’ll consider a career in politics...
We doubt it though. "I don't even like the word politics. It implies something underhanded and I think we need less government," Jay-Z revealed to MTV News at his 40/40 Club in Manhattan. He was there celebrating the release of the ‘NBA 2K13’ video game, a title executively produced by Jigga Man himself.
Although the rapper going into office does seem far-fetched, his close relationship with President Barack Obama left people wondering if the music mogul has his sights set on public office. But Jay is not so hot on by the idea.
"To be honest with you, I think a lot of people are serving their own agendas, so they just argue back and forth and they think about their next term," he said. "And it's more about themselves than about the people. They're servicing the people, but we rarely get anything done because they're going back and forth with whatever they're doing, so I'm not really into politics."
Jay still fully supports the President and assisted in his re-election campaign by hosting a fundraiser, which brought in $4 million to the Obama camp on September 18. "I support Barack because I gotta respect that sort of vision. I gotta respect a man who is the first black President ever," he said. "To have that sort of vision and dream, I have to support that."
Jay went on to discuss having a close friendship with the President, saying he still found it surreal: “I'm still kind of numb about it, I can't figure it out like how this happened and this journey and everything that's going on.
“It's like way beyond the reach I thought hip-hop had. I knew it was the most powerful music worldwide, the culture itself, but it always amazes me the power that it has. Still, to this day."
Words: Antonia Nnyanzi (@AntoniaNyan)