Even with the likes of Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan in attendance at this year’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner, it was Young Jeezy, aka the Snowman, that President Obama shouted out during his pre-written comedic speech. Videos of President Obama’s smooth voice carrying the tune of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” spread like wildfire on the Internet back in January, but over the weekend, the President proved again that he is in touch with today’s hip-hop community. “In my first term I sang Al Green,” the president said in the below clip from CBS News. “In my second term, I’m going with Young Jeezy.”
We’re not sure everyone in the audience caught the reference. But of course, in the ultimate cool moment of all time, Mr. President’s wife knew exactly what her husband meant. President Obama mentioned that “Michelle said, ‘Yeah’ when he joked about singing Jeezy in his second term. “I sing that to her sometimes,” he added. Are they not the cutest couple ever?
Jeezy responded on Twitter after getting word of the President’s nod:
Shout out to @BarackObama— SnowGo (@YoungJeezy) April 29, 2012
You know they love the snowman in the white house. #Turntup— SnowGo (@YoungJeezy) April 29, 2012
The song President Obama referenced was Jeezy’s “My President” featuring Nas from his 2008 album Recession. It was a summer anthem celebrating the campaign of then presidential candidate Barack Obama. Well, if he wins that second term, we’re holding him to it. Biggie couldn’t have been more right: “You never thought that hip-hop would take it this far.”
Watch President Obama shout out Jeezy at the 14:30 mark.
Young Jeezy gets a shout out from President Obama [CBSNews.com]
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