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Jay-Z Visits U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House

March 5, 2010 (4:33 am) GMT
'I just came from the White House,' tells the rapper to the crowd at his city's Verizon Center show about his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.
Jay-Z Visits U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House

Rap superstar took some time out of his busy touring schedule on Wednesday, March 3 to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama. The "Empire State of Mind" hitmaker has been friends with the politician since throwing his support behind the Democrat's presidential election campaign in 2008.

The rapper recently revealed he had been invited to the White House, but was forced to decline the offer due to his hectic schedule. In February, Jay-Z revealed, "I've been invited to the White House a couple of times. Hopefully, we'll keep him in for eight years so I'll have time to get there."

The power meeting came sooner than expected - Jay-Z stopped by the White House on Wednesday, ahead of his concert in Washington, D.C. that night. But Jay-Z waited until the last few moments of his show at the city's Verizon Center to tell fans about his big day - and he wasn't giving much away. He told the audience, "I just came from the White House."

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