Jay-Z To Perform At & Introduce President Obama In Ohio Rally

Jay-Z has been tapped to perform at the swing state's rally for President Barack Obama.

Jay-Z is among the performers who will take part in President Barack Obama's rally in Columbus, Ohio on Monday (November 5).

Ohio, an extremely important swing state, is key to the presidential election. And while well-known artists like Bruce Springsteen will also be performing, it's Hov who's got the ultimate honors: introducing President Obama himself.

Jay, who once rapped that he was "a small reason why the President is black," has had a longstanding relationship with the President. Obama has stated that Jay-Z is among the artists on regular rotation in his iPod, and Obama even appeared in a video during Jay's "Made in America" festival. Jay has, in turn, supported Obama's stance on gay marriage, and helped host a fundraiser for the campaign in September.

The move confirms speculation in 2010 that Jay-Z would be involved in Obama's 2012 campaign.

RELATED: President Obama Says He Prefers Jay-Z To Kanye West

35 Comments

  • jase

    i hope jay z dumb ass knows this is only going to push more people away from obama. it may work for the hip hop crowds... but this is NOT the guy you want repping you to most voters. last i checked the majority of voters will not support some ex drug slinging hustler. jay needs to back off. he is only hurting this election. obama needs the white vote and this isn't gonna help AT ALL for the most. obama is just as stupid. he needs to tell jay to back the fuck off.

  • da1

    Friends... who are we friends... Just a couple of... friends. Don't act like you havent heard that song before.

  • Anonymous

    Jay get off of Obamas dick you corporate sell out bitch! Its the same system justy with a black face you dumb mother fuckers! lmao

    • Anonymous

      IF IT'S THE SAME SYSTEM WITH A BLACK FACE, WHY DO THEY WANT TO GET RID OF THE BLACK FACE AND CHANGE THIS VERY SAME SYSTEM THEY SUPPOSEDLY OWN?

  • Anonymous

    Grover Nordquist said they don't want a president who is a thinker or improviser, they need someone to sign bills. Like Ryan's budget and other lobbied bills to give corporations more control. Romney's OWN PEOPLE are telling YOU they want an idiot's signature, NOT his LEADERSHIP. When Obama was elected, these "good old boys" told Biden "good luck, nothing much we can do for you". THEY CREATED this high unemployment, it was PAYBACK for hiring the "n*gg#r". IF THEY WOULD HAVE PASSED THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL, Sandy MAY NOT have been so bad for the INFRASTRUCTURE in NJ/NYC. There's no such thing as CLEAN COAL, just old CEO's wanting that last money grab, like Aaliyah's uncle giving Drake the keys to EXECUTE another album. Don't just pay attention to the POTUS race, vote DEMOCRAT, so we can BLOCK a REPUBLICAN Congress. These whites are telling the world they want "our country back". You young kids have NO IDEA what this means. And TRUST, you DON'T want it. Many whites want NOTHING to do with a Romney, they know better. Take a GOOD LOOK brethren, this election is about do you wish to keep trying THIS way, or go BACK to THEIR WAY.

  • Farrakhan

    Vote for Obama! Don't let the white man win. Romney ancestors was slaveowners #fact

  • Mortis

    something 2pac never would have done

  • carl w

    that shit is wack. why cant obama get someone relevent in hip hop.. jayz z washed up and old . obama need a fresh new rapper with the swagger that us new cats have like machine gun kelly or maybe chief keef. he probably get more votes that way. obama is wack anyways im voting for mitt romeney. he gonna lead us young black men to the promise land and give us our dues.. obama just working for the ministry

    • dubbz

      obvious troll. the exact opposite of everything said by carl is true.

    • jay

      WASHED UP LIKE his album watch the throne being double platinum or maybe hes worth 400 million or reopened the Barclays in Brooklyn. Or is ya favorite rappers rapper lil wendy i mean lil wayne is washed up having seizures and shit lol he done who the hell else is big enough to announce the president?? a$ap rocky? lol, waka flaka lmao, kendrick lamar so shut ya dumb fucking mouth u idiot.

    • Anonymous

      Yea I think it's a bad move to get the biggest black music star in the world to back him. I think he should get 2 Chains cos he is poppin on the features right now. Obama could come out like "props to 2 chains for the hot show, Im inspired and wanna be know from now on as 2 TERMS!"

  • Anonymous

    Obama ain't the 1st black President but the 1st mix-race President that don't give a Ish bout real niggas [dark skin]. Americans are the dumbest people on the Earth if they vote for him again, just becuz he looks like U don't mean Ish in polites.

    • Anonymous

      yet most of Romney's supporters are old white people.....former segregationists and klan members......1st anonymous is white

    • jay

      WHAT KINDA DUMB SHIT IS THAT MIXED PRESIDENT LOL, HE BLACK U ASSHOLE IF YA DADDY BLACK U BLACK LEARN DNA U SHIT HEAD.

    • Anonymous

      well I say let a Cracka deal with Cracka problems.

    • Anonymous

      When the alternative is Mitt Romney, we don't really have a choice (and look up how austerity is working out for Europe before you give me the Gary Johnson pitch. Johnson's great on foreign policy, civil liberties, and drug war but abysmal on everything else).

  • 7 Cities Slymm

    they HATE everythng about him that is not white washed...so you know how they feel about the rest of us...(even the ones that visit Hip Hop sites,WhatTheFuck)

  • 7 Cities Slymm

    People HATE that President Obama: *listens to Hip-Hop (Black Music) *has a Muslim name (non-anglo saxon) *does fist bumps instead of high fives *plays basketball *says that Trayvon Martin looked like he could have been his son *likes the WhiteSox (hood) over Cubs (upper class) *

  • Notchya Ave

    Look up "Obama Song Big Things" or check out the link here but it's the illest Obama sample flip so far... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKSn8nmxO0E

  • VEST

    JAY Z OUT OF ALL THE RAPPERS WHO ACTUALLY HAVE A POSITIVE MESSAGE IN THEIR MUSIC THIS DOESNT SIT TO WELL ME JAYZ NEVER GAVE A FUCK ABOUT HIS PEOPLE HES ABOUT THAT ALMIGHTY DOLLAR WHATS GOING ON HERE?

  • Anonymous

    man did any of the dx staff graduate high school. shit is embarrassing

  • WhatTheFuck

    Our president listens to rap. Wow. I expect young adults, but not the leader of the fucking country. Put Romney in office and give Obama is own late night talk show. He's more suited for it.

    • Notcha Ave

      Why did you go out of your way to post on a hip hop site bitchin about the president listening to hip hop music. That's the most ignorant shit I've read on here in awhile.

    • Anonymous

      yes, put romney in office on the basis of obama having a wide range of musical tastes. ....and this is why your life is joke

    • Anonymous

      Romney don't give a fuck about you he said it himself you dumbass.

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