Young Jeezy Is Officially The Man By Presidential Decree
It’s over. There is no more competition. Once you get a shout out from the president, you are officially the biggest rapper in the game. Sorry everyone else. There’s just nothing you can do to top that.
(CBS News) President Barack Obama gave rapper Young Jeezy a nod at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday in Washington.
Although Young Jeezy wasn’t in attendance, he managed to make his way into the president’s speech.
“In my first term I sang Al Green,” the president said about his impromptu rendition of Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” in January. “In my second term, I’m going with Young Jeezy,” Mr. Obama joked.
Then addressing his wife, Michelle Obama, he noted, “Michelle said, ‘Yeah.’ I sing that to her sometimes.”
Jeezy reacted to the White House mention on Twitter, writing, “Shout out to @BarackObama.” He added, “You know they love the snowman in the white house.”
In 2008, Young Jeezy released the song “Mr. President” with rapper Nas. The track, which was recorded when Mr. Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, made Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Songs of 2008 list.