The Seven Best Moments of Jay-Z’s Pre-Election Rally for Barack Obama

Jay Z Obama Feature

Posted by on 11/05/2012 at 5:29 PM News

The Popdust Files: barack obama, Election 2012, jay-z, politics

We already knew that Jay-Z and Barack Obama were BFFs, but now we’ve got even more proof: On the day before Election Day, Hova helped out his buddy in his time of need, stopping by an Obama rally in the crucial swing state of Ohio to stump for his best friend—and, oh yeah, play a few songs too.

Below, the best moments of the rally:

JAY-Z CHANGED “BITCH” TO MITT” IN “99 PROBLEMS”:

Corny as heck, but come on, how cute is this?

AND BOTH HE AND BARACK TOOK GREAT PLEASURE IN CALLING BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, WHO WAS ALSO THERE, “THE BOSS”:

Was this an intentional Rick Ross snub?

JAY ALSO MADE SOME JOKES!

I brought a bunch of songs and then they told me: no colorful language. So I brought two songs.

THE CROWD IN OHIO WAS GOING CRAZY, EVEN IF THEY COULDN’T REALLY FIGURE OUT HOW TO DANCE:

BUT JAY MAYBE SHOULD HAVE PUT MORE THOUGHT INTO HIS SET LIST:

Jay also performed “On to the Next One,” which, in a certain light, could be construed as an endorsement of the Romney campaign.

HE MADE UP FOR IT LATER, THOUGH:

After that misstep, Jay set the ship right again with “Encore.” Now that’s staying on message!

THE PREZ SEALED THE DEAL BY REMINDING EVERYONE HE IS ACTUALLY FRIENDS WITH JAY-Z IN REAL LIFE:

I told Jay Z the other day, our lives are parallel. Nobody would have expected us to be where we are today when we were young men. Both of us have daughters, and both of us have wives who are more popular than we are.

Sure, the wife line is almost two months old, but come on, whose heart isn’t warmed by the idea of the most powerful man in the world sitting down and talking bull with the best rapper alive? (Republicans, obviously, but besides them.) We’re not saying Jay-Z can sway an election, but…well, let’s just say that if he gets a second term Obama might want to treat his buddy to a few rounds next time they’re out.

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