What do Jay-Z and President Barack Obama have in common? They support and respect each other.
Just last month, Jay-Z and his wife, Beyonce had a fundraiser dinner for President Obama to show their appreciation. As well, on September 1st President Obama made a video debut at the “Budweiser Made In America” concert in Philadelphia.
“To me, the idea of America is that no matter who you are, what you look like, or where you come from, you can make it if you try. Jay-Z did. He didn’t come from power or privilege. He got ahead because he worked hard, learned from his mistakes, and just plain refused to quit. That’s the promise of this country, and all of us have the obligation to keep that promise alive,” Obama said in his video.
Jay-Z has now made a video urging American citizens to vote. Says Jay-Z:
“For so long, there was this voice that was silenced out there as far as exercising the right to vote. I think it was a voice that was silent because people had lost hope. People didn’t believe that their voice mattered or counted. They thought it was just policies, people going back and forth and at the end of the day, it never trickled down to where we live. Now, people are exercising their right and you’re starting to see the power of our vote. It means something for the first time for a lot of people, having someone in office who understands how powerful our voice can be. It’s very important.”
You can check out the video here: