Barack Obama has been known to mingle with hip-hop power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce for some time now. They've been actively involved in his re-election process, as they've held fundraisers for the president and expressed their support of Obama numerous times publicly. Obama spoke to Colby Colb of Cleveland Z107.9 recently about his friendship with the Carters.
"They were supporters back in '08. Beyonce sang at our inauguration and Jay-Z did a bunch of get out and vote concerts ... We've had them down to the White House. Beyonce could not be sweeter. They're good people...Obviously they're unbelievably successful, but they really are down-to-earth folks. And we talk about the same things I talk about with all my friends."
He also said that while he knows Jay-Z is an extremely busy man, he still stressed to him how important it is for him to be actively involved in raising their daughter Blue Ivy along with Beyonce.
"They just had a new baby. ...I made sure that Jay-Z was helping Beyonce out and not leaving it all to mom and the mother-in-law."