Jay-Z may be angling to book President Obama for his two-day Budweiser Made in America festiva over Labor Day weekend, but the rapper's recent clear statements on their shared support of gay marriage arrives as anything but sweet talk in the hopes of landing in the President's favor.
Speaking with CNN's Poppy Harlow (who's taking herself quite seriously here), Jay-Z said he believes that gay marriage should be a no-brainer right, a statement similar to the new position on the issue that Obama took last week.
"I've always thought it as something that was still holding the country back," Jay said. "What people do in their own homes is their business, and you can choose to love whoever you love. That's their business. It's no different than discriminating against blacks. It's discrimination, plain and simple."
Obama's stance is hotly controversial among the more staunchly conservative members of society (who also just happen to contain the majority of America's racists, troglodytes and backward-thinkers), but Jay says there's more at stake than the election.
"It's really not about votes," he said. "It's about people.
"I think it's the right thing to do as a human being," he added.