Jay-Z Thinks "We Need Less Government," Explains Support For President Barack Obama

Jay-Z says "we need less government" and "the word politics implies something underhanded." But he explains his support for President Obama's vision.

The connection between Jay-Z and President Barack Obama has grown. Recently, Jay-Z and Beyonce hosted a fundraiser for President Obama. Now, the Marcy emcee is talking about why he will avoid politics as a career and why he feels "we need less government," while also clarifying his support for President Obama.  

"I don't even like the word politics," he told MTV in a recent interview. "It implies something underhanded and I think we need less government." 

He went further by clarifying his point, adding that he feels politicians "just argue" and "think about their next term."  

"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 explained. "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."

Although he may not get into a career as a politician, he's already had some impact in his support of President Obama. He explained that his support comes from a respect for President Obama's vision. 

"I support Barack because I gotta respect that sort of vision. I gotta respect a man who is the first black President ever," he added. "To have that sort of vision and dream, I have to support that."

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130 Comments

  • SOLO DOLO

    you monkeys have no idea what you're talking about. how can you say we need less government and then support the democratic party?the democratic party is all about government ruling the people. i'm not associated with any politcal party. but this is just STUPID.

  • FP

    Jay-Z says "We need less government" and only supports Obama because he had the vision and dream to become President of the United States as a black man. If both candidates were black, do you think a multi-millionaire desiring less government control would vote Republican or Democrat? You know the answer. Jay-Z is being racist by voting for a candidate because of his skin color only - he already said he doesn't want more government control. He should be voting libertarian.

    • Anonymous

      CO-SIGN, This is the realest shit Ive ever read on this site!

    • Mikevanbiguous

      Yeah, his reasoning behind supporting Obama is totally unfounded in any kind of policy. Or at least that's how he made it sound. Voting on a candidate strictly on racial reasoning is asinine.

  • Afi K. James

    If you want REAL less government, vote Gary Johnson, nobama, laz-y and romney are shills to the miltary/prison/security and welfare industrial complex.

  • Anonymous

    The structure of the government will never change. The only way something like that could conceivably happen is if WW3 was declared, and somehow the U.S. got taken over by a rival super power.

  • Levi Crackerstein

    i vote for obama coz he's black and he knows the struggle

  • Stfu

    Jay-Z is a fucking idiot.

  • Anonymous

    People lack in reading comprehension and it's more than obvious in the comments.

  • Anonymous

    this is the best thing jay-z ever said about politics , we need less goverment , but i don't support barack fuck that

  • THE GAME

    u fools need to stop blogging here, get outta yo house and go grab a copy of my classic album that has ALREADY sold 3mil!! #RED ALBUM

  • Birdman

    jay z's music career is over, no 1 cares any more wen he droppin, his first album was good that was it, few food joints on the WTT album thts it, its over , its all cash money young money now its there turn

  • YADIG

    Ok let's face it, jayz back in the day had a few good songs, but come on dude just admit that your shit ain't saying shit. I still believe lil wayne is a better rapper, performer and business man than jay #YMCMB!!!!!!!

  • YESSIR

    lil wayne, since his inception has stayed true to the format, the guy is hip hop inside out, he knows the culture, has ties to legends (whom have vouched for him) he single-handedly created this mixtape shit, and did in 3 years what it took some of the greats to do in 10. FALL THE FUCK BACK, if you don't like duke why even bother? While you BLOG and keyboard slam your FUCKERY he's caked up, doing his thing, giving us consistent hip hop. wayne's the man and I've never been ashamed to say I've followed him and been an avid fan since 2004'. I mean, read his books, look beyond the music the guy is the realist of the real, he's ACTUALLY lived what he writes unlike 99.9% of these clowns. You guys need to pipe it down a tad, and take that evil out your veins, LISTEN to his music and embrace this man. PERIOD.

    • chillthrills

      I GOTTA GET EM!!!1,,,dawg your mans is sonned out,,,,he aint nothing but a spoiled lil weirdo,,,,he came in to the came a lil nigga spent more then half his life in the industry but yet,,,he says hes ganagsta,,,he's so called blooded out,,,,now hes a skate boarder,,,this nigga has tattoos on his face,,,this nigga is industry turned out kissing his mans on the lips and shit,,,dressing like a fuckin clown,,,,talking like a savage,,,,tryin to be different and shit,,,,he's not a complete artist,,,,hes a pawn in a game full of smoked out weirdos,,,,he's relevant cause lil niggas dont,,,want knowledge of self,,,,niggas accept shit cause it fed to them non stop,,,,,theres twenty better artist,,,,but this is you mans and them fuck it,,,,, rock on homes!!1

  • MBTM

    Time to end this G.O.A.T. foolishness. In this constant debate about Jay-Z being the best ever I read things like "Nas will destroy Jay-Z" or "Eminem got a better flow than Jay" Those are OPINIONS. When will you fools learn that you can't win a debate with OPINIONS. Every rapper has a different style based on where they are from, the time period in which they were most successful, and their unique personality. We all can go on for days about our personal preferences but in a debate criteria like this is completely IRRELEVANT and automatically BIASED. The only way to win a debate is with cold hard FACTS. And the fact of the matter is that, when you weigh all of the tangible criteria (Sales, Critical Acclaim, Consistency, Longevity, and Impact) Jay-Z makes the strongest case for the G.O.A.T. Eminem has sold nearly twice as much as Jay-Z, and he is Jay's equal when it comes to longevity and impact. But Em lacks the consistency or critical acclaim that Jay-Z has (Im not talkin cult/fanboy classics, Im talkin CERTIFIED classics. XXL/Rolling Stone/Source approved) Eminem is VERY close though. Nas has enjoyed more critical acclaim and more overall respect in the hip-hop community through the years. And he's definitely equal to Jay with longevity and impact. But he hasn't been no where near as much of a consistent presence in hip-hop as Jay has. And he is obviously lacking in the sales department. Lil Wayne just may be the most consistent rapper of all time. He's no slouch when it comes to longevity and impact either. His glaring flaw? In his 12 year career Lil Wayne has yet to drop a truly critically acclaimed classic album (and it can be done in this climate. just look at kanye's discography). Also, contrary to popular beleif, Wayne lacks in the sales department. Sure, Tha Carter III and IV are blockbuster albums, but his OVERALL sales of 10 mil US pale in comparison to Jay-Z's 31 mil. 2pac is a touchy subject. When it comes to impact, pac takes the cake. No other rapper touched the world like 2pac did. He, like Em, has also sold more than Jay and he was very consistent in his time. Sadly, 2pac passed before his time which allowed Jay-Z to surpass him in longevity and critical acclaim. LL Cool J was the prototype for what a G.O.A.T. could be. He has enjoyed the most longevity, and he was fairly consistent, but his sales, acclaim and overall impact are no where near the likes of 2pac, Eminem, and ofcourse Jay-Z. Biggie, Rakim, Common, Snoop, the list goes on. All of these MC's are great but none of them have the total G.O.A.T. package like Jay-Z does. Jay-Z is the 3rd highest selling rapper of all time, and the richest. He's one of the most acclaimed (perhaps only rivaled by his boy Kanye). He dropped multi-platinum albums YEARLY from 96'-03', and he is still going strong today. He's been in the game since 88'. He's impacted hip-hop in countless ways from starting one of the 1st successful MC-owned record labels, to being the 1st non-athlete with a signature shoe, to surpassing the likes of Elvis with #1 albums. Jay-Z is without question the Greatest MC Of All Time. Period. You don't have to listen to him everyday (Im currently on my Kendrick wave). You don't even have to like him. But for goodness sake, RESPECT THE FACTS.

    • Cray-Z

      You say that Jay-Z is the BEST rapper off 'facts' alone when the criteria you are using to judge rappers is based off OPINION. To you sales, critical acclaim, consistency, longevity, and impact determine how good a rapper is but to me, a rapper might be the best if they are sincere during interviews or if their lyrics are the most complex or if they rap the fastest. There is NO universal criteria for judging who the best rapper is

    • Anonymous

      what my man^^^^ is trying to say is that jay z is the best rapper ever based on facts. enough said.

  • mac

    Sooo he basically just said that Obama has his support because he's black?? Good to know the color of his skin is the most important thing when deciding who to put into the most powerful position in the world... the future is fucked.

  • iVote4Obama

    Obama iz tha best prezident eva!

  • Anonymous

    NEWSFLASH JAY-Z, you're conservative, just like most blacks. How do you think you made your money? By being conservative. You're only voting him because you're black. It is okay to be black and vote Romney, when all Obama is doing is robbing you and everyone else.

  • Damien Valley

    How about everyone here who is actually old enough to vote just choose to do the right thing and not vote? Why vote for criminals like Obama or Romney? Just refuse to vote and choose to run your own life. Government is no different from a mob or a mafia. It's just a criminal gang that has convinced people that it is legit while at the same time it is killing people for money.

  • Damien Valley

    He wants less government yet he supports Barack Obama? That makes no sense. Someone needs to tell him to stop talking about politics before he makes himself sound even stupider.

  • hypestyle

    congratulations on his career success, shrewd investments, etc.; but all this "less government" talk means that he's basically aligning himself with the 1% that teenaged drug-hustlers can only dream about being-- even most of those who go to college and finish can only hope to make a fraction of his income, and the "game" is severely slanted towards those who are already very affluent. I don't expect detailed policy opinions from the likes of a Jay-Z, however..

  • Nuff said...

    Less government??? as in ONE, government??? as in one WORLD government aka the New World Order??!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Lol, im just fuckin around. Had to say it since no one else did. But in short fuck politics bcuz they all the same. Despite that im still votin for Obeezy....bcuz he BLACK. Yeh i said it. fuck you so what! lol. And also bcuz romney is a fuckin idiot. That ron paul dude seemed decent tho. wtf hppn to him??? And jay z dont give shit about nothin except for jay z. when will ppl realze that!?

  • RIDGEMONT4

    you cant like something you dont understand. the dumba$% doesnt realize he politics everyday. politics, religion, money run the world

  • RIDGEMONT4

    you cant like something you dont understand. the dumbass doesnt realize he politics everyday. politics, religion, money run the world

  • Mr. Wow

    Schwarz is on point. Some of you talk like you are middle class or part of the 1%. If you aren't earning 200k and up a year or have it in savings you are poor in this economy. Without government we the people would have no common code of ethics (laws, regulation, welfare, etc). The less government the more responsibility the individual citizen would need to have to keep up with these corporate agendas. Law of the land can work for us if we really cared for future generations. The hip hop generations needs to continue to focus on local government and communities. It's a start if nothing more to truly being a voice for the people. Jay Z is quoting what his super rich friends want to hear but the consequences can have a dramatic affect on our communities. Entitlements are killing our generation and creating debt for our youth. We all must vote, get out there and run for a local office even if it's to challenge others. We the people can't rely on government but we can surely shape it and have a stable common ground.

    • SCHWARZ

      Y'ALL C IT PEOPLE LIVED THEIR LIVES SWEARING 200K WAS SOMETHING LAUGHIN @ PEOPLE BENEATH THEIR WAGE TIER LOOKIN DOWN & THE "MINORITIES" WHILST ROLLIN IN GAS GUZZLIN TRUCKS & SUV'S WITH A 5 CAR DEEP GARAGE THEN 3 YRS AGO THAT JOB WAS ELIMINATED & U ENDED UP RE-FI-ING & ON FOOD STAMPS OR FORECLOSED BECAUSE WE CAN ADD 7 CREDIT CARDS OF DEBT. THAT WAS Y'ALL N!GGAS FROM LAFAYETTE GARDENS PROJECTS IN BKLYN THAT U SWEAR R WELFARE LAZY AIN'T ROB U 4 THAT Y Y'ALL MAD @ N!GGAS? INSTITUTIONAL BUSINESSES Y'ALL SWEAR GONNA SAVE U PUT U IN THAT PREDICAMENT WITH THEM SAVVY ASS COMMERCIALS ALL 4 THE SAKE OF CAPITALISM & GOT UR UNBORN KIDS WHO CAN'T EVEN DEVISE SHAPES ON THE TAB FOR 30K + & Y'ALL STILL COSIGNING THE FCUKERY LMMFAO BELIEVE MR WOW THAT'S THEIR PARENTS' SH!T & THEY B KILLIN THEIR PARENTS 4 THAT TOO I KNO 1 WHO TRIED 2 B GULLY JET SETTIN TO VEGAS & BLEW 8M & CHOKED HIS MOM OUT & HE DOIN 35 YEARS

    • FAMILY GUY

      200k aint nothing bro. Trying running a mortgage and car and kids. 200k means they can afford to school - lose your job and 6months you own .... thing!

  • BLACK

    SO YOU SUPPORT HIM JUST BECAUSE HE'S BLACK...BUT YOU SUPPORT REPUBLICAN IDEALS ("LESS GOVERNMENT")... STICK TO RAPPIN, B.

    • White

      Repubicans talk that "less government" shit but look at how often they use the government to intrude on civilians lifes. That "less government" shit is just talk. Anyway, Obama 2012!! Not because he is black, but because he is the better choice! Watch the debate on Wednesday.

    • BLACK

      NO ITS CALLED PICKING AND CHOOSING...AS IN YOU ONLY READING THE OBAMA PART AND IGNORING THE REST.

    • nc

      you're an idiot, he supports his ambition. Being a black man and wanting to something no black man has done before. it's called reading between the lines.

  • C.I.

    can someone please tell jay z that democrats support more government involvement lol .

  • SCHWARZ

    & TO MAKE MYSELF CLEARER NO BUSINESS IS HIRING BECAUSE OF SOME JUICY TAXBREAK THEY HIRE BECAUSE OF DEMAND OF THEIR DUPPLY U GET NO DEMAND IN SUPPLY IF CONSUMERS DON'T HAVE ANY CURRENCY TO PURCHASE THE GOODS TO CREATE THE DEMAND IN THE 1ST PLACE SO WHAT DO U THINK HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE DON'T BUY THEM GOODS TO CREATE THE DEMAND THAT COMPANY HAS WHO ALSO RECEIVED 20M IN TAX BREAKS TO "HIRE"? THEY CUT BACK STAFF TO WORK WITH THE NUMBERS THEY MAKE AND KEEP THE TAX BREAK $ GUYS Y'ALL BEEN BAMBOOZLED & GOT THE GAME TWISTED

  • dtownbutkows

    if hov supports a smaller government why isn't he support Ron Paul? (rhetorical question)

  • bras4real

    it s like what Nas says in 'Ether'ou are a d!ckrider you love the attention' and that s it, his inflated ego wants to be part of evrything and his sole purpose is to be on Obama s lap. This camel-faced goon doesn t know jack about politics man

  • Anonymous

    I respect Jay and his opinions. But I don't understand how can he support less government and support President Obama at the same time?

  • SCHWARZ

    AMERICA HAS TRIED THIS B4 LESS GOVERNMENT=U HOMELESS, BROKE, WORKING A SWEATSHOP JOB WITH CARDBOARD IN THE HOLES OF YOUR SHOES AND ONLY 1 OUTFIT 2 WEAR & BUSINESS OWNERS STAND LIKE WEALTHY FAT CATS MODERATE GOVT=U HAVE 40 HR WORK WEEKS, VACATION, DECENT WAGE, A CHANCE TO RECEIVE A GOOD EDUCATION W/O BEING SUPER-RICH, SCHOOLS & PROGRAMS FOR THOSE KIDS U LEFT BEHIND TO GO TO WORK, PUBLIC PARKS U DON'T PAY ENTRY 4, EMERGENCY HELP WHEN UR FCUKED UP LOTTA Y'ALL GOING AGAINST THE VERY GRAIN THAT GOT U WHERE U @ RIGHT NOW UR COSIGNIN PAYIN TAXES AN GETTIN NOTHIN IN RETURN MY 65K GETS HIT U HELP U N!GGAS GETTIN 18K ON THE COMEUP BUT THE N!GGA GETTIN 5M AIN'T HELPIN NEITHER 1 OF US CAUSE THEY GET PERKS THAT LET'S THEM KEEP THAT BREAD IN SOME BULLSH!T THEORY THAT WILL BREAK BREAD SOONER OR LATER Y'ALL THAT CAN ACTUALLY VOTE NEED TO THINK THIS SH!T OUT

    • SCHWARZ

      NOSIGN I KNO WHAT U KNO 2 ++++ That same Capitalist society you crave for created the Great Depression and the Great Recession. The USA rose to a superpower only when GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS were in place. +++++++ THIS IS ACTUAL FACT THERE IS NO WAY I WANT WAL-MART, MCDONALDS, MICROSOFT, PFIZER, MACY'S, CITIBANK & CHEVRON CALLIN ALL THE SHOTS YOUR WORLD HAS THE CEO OF SMITH & WESSON BEING THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE OF COURSE WE WOULD HAVE WARS & VIOLENCE AT&T WOULD BE OUR ONLY CELL CARRIER THEY WOULD CHARGE WHATEVER THEY WANTED AND DO ALL KINDS OF UNFAIR PRACTICES AGAINST CONSUMERS BECAUSE THERE WOULD BE NO REGULATIONS IF THERE WAS NO GOV'T WATCHDOG WITH HOUSING YOU COULD BE KICKED OUT ANY MONTH BECAUSE YOU'RE A FEW DAYS LATE THERE WOULD BE NO EVICTION PROCESS OR BY-LAW THAT GIVES PEOPLE 5-10 DAYS TO UP THE RENT IF ISSUES COME UP W/O GOV'T. U MAY BE RECOVERING FROM A WOUND AND NOT DIRT POOR & STILL GET THE BOOT. U WANT THAT? IT APPLIES TO HOMES TOO. MOST OF US WOULD BE MISSING TEETH AND DISEASED UP W/O THAT PEDIATRIC HEALTH CARE THAT'S Y'ALL WHO R COSIGNING A RETURN TO THE EARLY 1900'S THINKIN THESE GREEDY FOOLS HAVE U IN MIND HAVE U EVER REALLY SAT DOWN & QUESTIONED Y U GIVE RICH AND WEALTHY PEOPLE FREE THINGS AND CHARGE FULL TO THE POOR WHEN YOU KNOW THAT IS ABSOLUTELY BACKWARDS?

    • Real Talk 100

      Schwarz, you are advocating the OLD 1,000+ year old failed economic system of MORE government. If America tried this system of less government before and it left everyone poor, why were there millions upon millions of immigrants coming through Ellis Island, prior to the Progressive era, throughout the 19th and early 20th Century? Were they escaping the prosperity of their big government countries for more terrible poverty in America with less government? No. Rather they were escaping the poverty of Statist systems for the prosperity Capitalist system, the most prosperous economic system in world history. fyi, the small amount of population in the industrious Northern States (those absent of slavery) in the 19th century compromised 50% of world economic output. No, actually all of world history proves that the system of More Government led to poverty. The new system, the grand experiment of America, was Liberty, freedom FROM government, Capitalism. That's why millions of immigrants have fled their home countries for our country over the last 2 centuries. Those countries all continue to utilize various Statist systems of different names, Merchantilism, Protectionism, Socialism, Communism, Fascism, all big government Central Planning schemes. FDR declared a War on Food Price instability (see the AAA). People started starving. LBJ declared a War on Poverty. Now there is more poverty. Nixon declared a War on Drugs. Now there are more drug problems. LBJ, Nixon, and Obama told us they were fixing a broken healthcare system. Today, healthcare is even more expensive and inaccessible. Bush declared the creation of a Home Ownership society. The housing bubble bursts and we have the least amount of home owners since 1997. Obama declared a War on Unemployment and a War Against Recession. Today we have more unemployment, no recovery, more debt, and a huge recession on the horizon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgMclXX5msc

  • milehighkid303

    POLITICS ARE HELLA STUPID YOU BLACK FOLKS IS HAPPY YOU HAD A BLACK PRESIDENT AND HIS ASS DID JUST LIKE THE REST OF EM, COLOR DONT MATTER I BEEN SAYIN IT FOR YYYYEEEEEEAAAAARRRRRSSSSS, THIS COUNTRY NEEDS JESUS CHRIST. BOTTOM LINE. IM OUT!!!!1

  • Anonymous

    jay z is just voting for obama cause he's black. obama is a democrat. democrats favor big government. do the math.

    • Anonymous

      JAY-Z, A BUSINESSMAN WHO WORKS WITH CORPORATIONS WHO PAY TARIFFS, TAXES, AND ARE REGULATED, WANTS TO VOTE FOR A SYSTEM THAT KEEPS THAT IN PLACE INSTEAD OF THE ALTERNATE, WHERE TAX BREAKS & DEREGULATION ALLOW YOU TO MAKE WAY MORE AND NO ONE WILL BE WATCHING YOU Y'ALL THE STUPID ONES

    • haha

      DUDE RIGHT!??! i was just about to say that are people that stupid!?

  • Chicasal

    We need smaller government so vote for a dude who is growing it everyday? This healthcare thing is probably the single biggest increase in government that we've had in decades

    • Anonymous

      FED JOBS HAVE DECREASED OVER THE YEARS HEALTHCARE DOESN'T ADD TO GOVT IT USES THE SAME SYSTEM TO MAKE ALL PATIENTS EQUAL, NOT WHO HAS THE MONEY TO PAY FOR IT IS FIRST ON LINE THERE ARE ALREADY STATE & CITY HOSPITALS DID U NOT KNO THAT? FREE CLINICS CAN NOW GET MONEY TOO U PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT CAPITALISM BUT CANNOT SEE THIS GREAT CAPITALISTIC OPPORTUNITY BUT U COSIGNED IT WHEN WHEN GREEDY MEN SAT AND UNDER MINDED THE WHOLE SYSTEM WITH PRODUCT ENDORSEMENTS U DON'T KNO WHAT U HAVE TO MAKE THAT DOCTOR PRESCRIBE THOSE PILLS TO YOU & DAMN RIGHT DOCTORS HAVE BEEN ENDORSERS, EVER SEEN THE COMMERCIALS? HOSPITALS & PHARMACEUTICALS MARK PRODUCTS UP TO 1000%, THERE WAS NO REAL COMPETITION (UNTIL NOW, WITH OBAMACARE) TO DRIVE THE PRICES SO THEY SET THEIR OWN NOW BLUE CROSS & COBRA HAVE TO COMPETE WITH MEDICAID. THEY DON'T WANT TO, IT DRIVES THEIR PROFITS DOWN, BUT YOU, YOU CLOSE MINDED PERSON WIN IN THIS ARGUMENT BECAUSE THEY ARE FIGHTING TO HEAL YOU NOW INSTEAD OF JUST LOOKING AT YOUR WALLET. U DON'T GET A BOOKLET THAT SHOWS U 100 DOCTORS OUT OF YOUR AREA THAT U CAN ONLY GO TO BECAUSE THEY TAKE UR INSURANCE. NOW U CAN GO ANYWHERE AND THEY HAVE TO FILL OUT THE PAPERWORK?. U DON'T WANT THAT

  • yea

    why doesnt he support Romney? He'd be the first mormon president?

  • Real Talk 100

    fyi, altering political parties = being politically active in your local and State primaries and elections... It's something most people don't care to do, and were never trained to do. You have to wonder why as kids our wonderful government schools full of our government teachers would fail to teach us how to participate and alter our government?

  • I wish I was Black

    Vote for Obama! Don't let the white man win.

  • Real Talk 100

    Let's be clear, the political system is not as abysmal as the economic situation. I see alot of conspiracy theories being propagated below. As someone who has worked for campaigns and with government officials I can tell you this: Our government is not a stage show, it is REAL, our elected officials have real power, and our government is also alterable. And in short, the proven way to alter the government is first to alter the two major political parties and second to alter the outcome of elections. If this is not true, how do you explain the Democratic Party? Up to the 1960's they were the Party of racists and segregationists. By 2012, they were the party that nominated and elected the first black President.

  • Anonymous

    As with the infrastructure of any large corporation in the world, the President is always the owner's puppet. The U.S. is owned by a small group of private bankers from England/The Federal Reserve. So no matter who's in office the decisions are always made in favor of the wealthy and what's best for them. Deeming all of this back and forth,POINTLESS!

  • Anonymous

    Obama & Romney are the same thing, ya'll need to stop being sheep and educate yourselves. Turn the tv off, I mean, for starters, just look at who's funding both of their campaigns... BANKS! THE SAME BANKS! The people who really pull the strings in this country. Obama not only gave billions and billions of dollars to them, after they committed the biggest fraud in history, then turns around and says, "nah, I'm not gonna press charges against them." THAT RIGHT THERE!!! Is as criminal as it gets, and you want to vote for him? Obama killing thousands of women and children with drones, instated the NDAA, sold weapons to Saudi & Mexican cartels, has his own kill list (which consisted of a 16 year old boy from Colorado), has journalist murdered when they dig up any dirt on them, was spotted at Bilderberg meetings, ect. If you want real change, look into Gary Johnson or Jill Stein. And don't give me that left right paradigm shit, you should never vote for evil... regardless.

  • Anonymous

    Support the other guy he's being an Uncle Tom and the hate would be X50 from what it is in this comment section amongst the black community. It's a smart move.

  • Anonymous

    For once Jay Z is completely correct. We need less government and people need to stop voting to be ruled by someone.

  • Real Talk 100

    I agree with JayZ's statement, we need less government. From my perspective, less government means this: less government interfering with our personal lives, less government Central Planning of the economy, less bailouts, less taxes, less spending, less business regulation, less food regulation, less gun regulation, less drug regulation, less healthcare regulations and programs, less income redistribution, less unconstitutional police powers, less war, less Wilsonian nation-building, less paper money, less power at the Federal Reserve, less power in the Congress, less power in the Presidency, less power in the Supreme Court, greater adherence to the United States Constitution. Less of the above things, means more freedom, more choice, more peace, more opportunity, a return to the Capitalist system that made us the most prosperous nation in the history of Earth (and the system which is now growing the economy of Brazil, China, and India) at crazy % rates, and a better quality of life for all individuals. ...Which is why I refuse to vote for Romney, and ESPECIALLY Obama.

    • Anonymous

      ^^^YOU ARE AN IDIOT The United States has only had the continual ability to project power across the world and the motivation to do so since the end of World War Two-65 years. Nuclear weaponry was a side show until the development of the thermonuclear bomb in 1952 by both the US and the USSR. The ability to project conventional military power was the main determinant of world power and continues to be so. The basically healthy economies of America and the British Commonwealth countries have sustained their military power. The U.S. is a superpower because of our large investment in the military, and all that goes with it. The weapons, the men and women ready to go to war, and the money we are ready to spend to insure victory.

    • Anonymous

      That same Capitalist society you crave for created the Great Depression and the Great Recession. The USA rose to a superpower only when GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS were in place. But when YOU wrote "less food regulation", you're OKAY with some greedy company putting tainted meat or drugs on the market for the sole purpose of getting MONEY when that crap can kill someone, instead of an entity to monitor and levy penalties against those who violate protocol. "less paper money" means you have no realistic idea of the practice of good, services, and bartering. You want a country where Apple and whatever corporation is aligned with them is in power because you would swear they would be helping you, while you're on the soup line with everyone else in the community waiting for the soup kitchen to open so you could get your cup before it runs out, HOPING Apple calls you for a job. You are an idiot.

  • nyystateofmind

    needs less government; supports obama... lolwut

  • ollie

    the whole point of obama is that he stands for more government. jay-z shows that he's basically voting for him because he's black. stop the presses.

  • smfh

    Yeah Jay. less government. Sure Obama did that shit when he kept following Bush trampling on the Constitution be expanding the Patriot Act, or his increased tax cuts on the richest people in the country, lessening restrictions on offshore oil drilling, and letting Bush officials off the hook with his 'We dont look back we look forward' rhetoric. Oh, and I guess less government is ok when we don't regulate Wall Street practices that brought down the world economy. Jay Z needs to get his head out of his ass, like a lot of rappers who go out and dick ride Obama. Immortal Tech, Dead Prez, Lowkey, and Lupe got it right, Obama isn't that great, to say the least. You'd expect rappers that talk about how the system is trash to support a 3rd party candidate like Rocky Anderson. Guess not

  • When will they shoot?

    Im out for dead presidents to represent me

  • Anonymous

    Please people, no matter what color you are, read, empower yourself with knowledge. There's so much ignorance within these comments it's depressing. A racist is ignorant, for he does not realize that we are all one race, the human race. The future is now. If you ain't doing nothing with your life and just sitting behind a cpu hating on successful people that's sad. & You will be left behind. The ignorant/blind/sheep will be led right into a large body of water to drown.

  • So Icy Boi!

    Jay-Z dont know shit about politics. he just tryin to copy Lil Wayne. fuck Gay-Z! Lil Wayne is da GOD MC and KING of Hip Hop. swag

  • Blk King

    Corny dude trying to speak on shit he knows nothing about to impress white people. He did the same shit with the occupy wallstreet shit. Trying to act like he's prolific and intelligent when he's really just a dumb ass negro with some paper. Stay in the benz or do whatever corny shit it is you do, and keep your mouth SHUT when grown folks are talking about some real shit.

  • geo

    "The president is black, but you can't vote for skin. You vote for the better man"

  • Anonymous

    separate rap and state

  • chillthrills

    politics as usuaaall,,,,im out for the presidents to represent me,,yeah so to me sounds like mr carter has defaulted to saying imma fuck with obama,,,cause he kicking that shit,,,,but they are all full of shit, its all about the haves and have nots,,,,,

  • Suonynona

    I'm for less government and people getting off the system, but I also understand why they stay in it. It's the feeling of security versus the unknown. I don't think they're being lazy, hell there's working people on foodstamps or receiving partial cash benefits, and the struggle is bigger once they get that .25 cent raise because then it's rent or dinner after that. It's all about oppression from both sides either way you're fucked, only education, talent, or connections can get you out of it. The goverment don't care the rich certainly don't and they probably want you dead if you're poor; that's why junk food is cheaper than healthy food, liquor is cheaper than medicine, out of pocket health expenses are ridiculous when it comes to healthcare and decent housing is not cheap either, so things like that would make one either go thru the humiliating process of applying for assistance or crime so even laying aroung getting a check is rooted to an act of desperation, take that away crime would go thru the roof and you're gonna be using your taxes to pay for law enforcement, prisons and jails instead of fixing the damn potholes and lights on your street.

  • Seriously?

    Would you respect the first black nazi too? Fuckin idiots, until people stop defining everything by race, racism will never end

  • Hova is right

    Jay is completely correct. Around my neighborhood niggas walk around askin for handouts while bitches walk around with 20 kids. Until less government keeps tit feedin these lazy ass niggas in society shit aint gon change. What happened to niggas workin on they grind and gettin they paper. Nowadays niggas wanna rob other cats for they jewels or business and then walk aorund like they tough holding out guns and shit. Niggas in my hood and everywhere else need to get they paper right and go grindin instead of waiting for govt handouts.

  • Anonymous

    WHERE IS JA ??!! CAN SOMEONE PLEASE FIND JA RULE SO WE CAN MAKE SENSE OF ALL THIS !

  • Anonymous

    saying you want less government and supporting obama is kind of ironic

    • greg

      I think you meant oxymoronic.

    • Anonymous

      Hey idiot, did the government shrink any under the Bush Admin.? Or did it become bigger, stronger, and take away more of your rights and privacy. There's nothing ironic about it. If you had any idea what you were talking about you would understand. Stop commenting on shit as if you're smart when you're just another dumb troll

    • Anonymous

      Amen, Jay-Z is an idiot

  • dRob

    I hate Republicans posting on the HipHopDX comments. Obviously oblivious to the major themes of hip hop.

  • Anonymous

    once nations like china stop loaning is american money the country is done any way. we are 50 trillion in debt and they did little or nothing about it. all this shit is waste of time its over any way. jay z is way smarter than this he is just dumbing down.

    • Adebisi Lives

      You have no idea what you're talking about. That's the problem with elections, people like you with half baked theories and limited understanding of issues still count the same as someone who is fully informed.

  • Anonymous

    "I think we need less government", but you support Obama? Hello Jay, Obamacare? That's less government right? Hypocrite. Stick to the 90's Jay "Politics As Usual" in the streets homie. You are leading your ignorant fanbase into the wrong direction with this stupid shit.

  • Anonymous

    these two clowns will be gone soon And by the way obama is not strictly black, he's fucking half cast some americans crack me up, blind aswel as fucking stupid i bet nobody knows obama has IRISH blood in him FACT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    ^: Yall are some bitter, hatin, sorry excuse for life ass people. Get up off your ass and do something with your life it's not Hov fault you're a bum and don't get any pussy. Posted33 minutes ago ETK: anytime you mention anything related to sucking another man's dick, you just bitter, nigga. haha wtf americans smh.......... fags

  • Cudder

    it's funny these haters are tellin Jay to stick to making hip-hop albums.. they're the same niggas who gon shit on him as soon as he drops anything, mark my words. they themselves are the reason Jay's doin what the fuck he wants to do

  • Fat Pussy Pooh

    I know it just has to make these little white nerd pussies cry themselves to sleep at night to see two Black men winning while they're still living at home with mommy.

  • Jay-Z

    Me = Winning You = Losing

  • I'ma Eat My Cornbread

    He's basically saying what you dumbfucks shouls already know. That no matter who the politician is or color of their skin they are out to fulfill their own agendas. He supports Barack because it is positive image for young blacks instead of all of the things that the media portray us as only being capable of doing. Why are you hating motherfuckers so concerned with what he has to say if you don't like him. Get a fucking life goddamn!!! It's sad.

  • B.Dot

    Jay is my man and all but less government is not voting for President Obama that would be supporting the other candidate. Sometimes people don't know who or what they are voting for and get caught up in the "coolness" of a person

  • Anonymous

    Jay-z just made one BIG CONTRADICTION....If you don't like politcs or politicians why are you supporting OBAMA?. you think OBAMA ain't saying what he got to say to get his next term? And further if he wants less goverment then republicans are ALL FOR THAT...so why would he support obama?

    • Shaheen

      People are fooled and believe that Repubs want less Gov. Thats why they want to control who you marry, and outlaw abortions, right?

    • ETK

      1) just because he doesn't like politics doesn't mean he can't take a side, his point was he doesn't wanna get INVOLVED into it 2) maybe he did include Obama in the line of politicians thinking about their next term, ever thought of that? 3) yeah, but Republicans are all for a bunch of other things Jay may not be down with There's no contradiction in there whatsoever, you're just reachin

    • Anonymous

      You missed the point of his whole comment.

  • Anonymous

    @Hatin ass niggas. Queue to get back to yall miserable ass lives now.

  • Dasing

    I'm an Obama supporter but Jay just sounded real ignorant right there. If he really wants less government wouldn't he support the Republican candidate. They support less taxes on the wealthy, fewer regulations, less government involvement. And then to follow it up to say that he "gotta respect a man who is the first black President ever" without explaining what(besides him being black) he supports just comes off as uninformed. And it's even more troubling considering that he just threw a fundraiser for him that raised $4 million. How about "I support Obama because he wants to improve the educational system. He wants to invest in the future. He's given poor minorities a shot by reducing interest rates on college loans. He's getting healthcare for all Americans." No. Because he's black. And I gotta support that vision. The vision of being black? C'mon son. He can articulate better than that.

    • Dashing

      At the end of the day the man can do what he wants but he opens himself up to valid criticism when he says uninformed comments. And he represents a lot of black people (whether he likes it or not) so being misinformed makes us all look like we don't know a damn thing.

    • Anonymous

      Says who? You?

    • Dashing

      "no telling what was left out from the actual interview nimwit" So you're giving him props for things he didn't say?? And calling me the nitwit? Ok bro. Jay has met with, spoken to , and fundraised for this man. He can say more than "He'll be a role model for young black kids." He should be able to mention at least one policy reason he supports the man.

    • Anonymous

      The vision of young black males being able to realize that they're capable of more than just selling drugs and killing each other. It's a positive image whether it be attainable or not it at least gives them a dream to strive towards. Jay don't owe you shit homie no telling what was left out from the actual interview nimwit

  • Anonymous

    keep kissing obama's ass jigga

  • Anonymous

    stfu jigga rap about your money and your cars

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  • Anonymous

    Jay just stick to making hip hop albums. Fake ass "suit wearing" homo

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