President Obama meets with Jay-Z and Beyonce during a fundraising event at Jay-Z’s 40/40 club in New York
*Hard at work on the campaign trail, President Barack Obama has done yet another interview with an urban radio station and made headlines over an answer to a pop culture question – this time regarding his good friends Jay-Z and Beyonce.
In a wide-ranging interview with Cleveland’s z107.9, the president was asked by the DJ what he and Jay-Z talk about. President Obama said he gives the rapper a bit of advice on the parenting front.
“I made sure that Jay-Z was helping Beyonce out [with the baby],” he said. “And not leaving it all with mom and the mother-in-law.” [Click here to listen to the interview.]
In recent weeks, the star couple hosted a New York fundraiser at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club and the mogul appeared in a new campaign video. In the new ad, Jay describes the president as a vital symbol of hope. The rapper’s dialogue is intercut with footage from the Made In America festival, where the president introduced Jay via a video and said the rapper and businessman is a prime example of the American dream. [Watch below.]
“I’ve gotten to know these guys over the first several years,” Obama said on z107.9. “They’re good people. They’re down to earth. Beyonce could not be sweeter to Michelle and the girls. So they’re good friends. They really are down-to-earth folks. We talk about the same things I talk about with all my friends.” Click here to listen.
The president also said he prefers Jay-Z’s “My First Song” over “99 Problems,” because the former track reminds him “to always stay hungry.” Listen below.
A barefoot Beyonce carried Blue Ivy off the boat shielding her face from the sun as Jay-z walked behind them in his Air Yeezy’s.
Earlier last week, we spotted Jay Bey and Blue hanging out on their super yacht in St. Barts, then the parents enjoyed a night out for Beyonce’s lavish birthday dinner.
Just yesterday Jay-z left briefly to head to London to perform at the Paralympics closing ceremonies alongside Rihanna and Coldplay. We’ll be seeing Beyonce soon in an interview on Anderson Live where she’ll discuss mommy life and more.
The couple will take their seven-month-old daughter Blue Ivy to the exclusive group of villages in Long Island, New York for the first time by letting the 11-acre property on Halsey Lane in Bridgehampton, known as the Sandcastle, which is currently on the market for $43.5 million.
The property comes with a 60-foot heated pool equipped with an underwater stereo system, a two-lane bowling alley, virtual golf facilities, a skateboard half-pipe and a tennis court.
The home also has a ”children’s performing area,” as well as squash, racquetball and basketball courts with moving walls and a retractable hoop, according to the listing on Corcoran.com.