Jay-Z Talks Politics As Usual On BBC

Jay-Z made more radio rounds while in the UK and during his interview with BBC’s Natalie Jamieson, he speculates that in 2018, maybe he’d run for U.S. President.

Give me a chance. Maybe in eight years, I’ll be the president. In order to judge someone, you have to judge what they inherit In order to get to that sort of success and that dream, you have to go through some peaks and valleys. He [Pres. Obama] inherited the worst economy, war, just a horrible time in American history. So if we think he can solve that, I mean, we don’t think he’s God, do we. He’s a human being. He’s going to need time to figure that out. But it may be a good thing. Maybe the Republicans will win one of those houses, so this way they’ll have to be responsible for whether a law gets passed, and they can’t put it on Obama. In order to get to that sort of success and that dream, you have to go through some peaks and valleys. It’s been two years.”

In another interview, he spoke with Evan Davies on Today about his entrepreneurial acumen and American politics. Damn, tea baggers.

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  • Yooo

    If Arnold can become Govenor…..

  • l

    Jay-Z is probably my favorite rapper but if he ran i would vote red

  • mac DIESEL

    CAMEL FACE JUST SHUT UP

    DONT HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • REALITY

    I DONT WANT A FORMER DRUG DEALER RAPPER AS PRESIDENT , I WOULD JOIN THE TEA PARTY

  • mac DIESEL

    mac DIESEL WANNA THANK THE mac DIESEL IMPERSONATORS FOR PROMOTIN’ THE mac DIESEL NAME FOR FREE!!!! GOOD JOB BITCHES!!!! HA!!!!

    …ANYWAY, I COULD SEE JAY GOIN’ INTO POLITICS IN THE FUTURE!!!! MAYBE NOT PRESIDENT BUT SOMEWHERE IN POLITICS!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Dumb Dumb

    YN and BDot, has put this nigga so far up on a pedelstal that he’s believing some of this bull shit. The only office this nigga will run for or from is the one he’s sittling in.

  • Certifiedone

    The day Jay runs for president, is the day this cat jumps ship out of the US.
    What makes this nigga think he could run for president? You’re rich? You run a record label?
    You THINK you dress fancy? He knows shit when it comes to politics. Takes more than that to run an entire country.

  • Tim Lee VA Stand Up

    @ B. Dot

    The only reason i say these “slick comments” is because when i comment on your website which yes, I do DAILY, and end up getting them taken down, not because they’re ignorant, or because i have said something that is so proposterous it shouldnt be posted (i.e. mac DIESEL, So Icy Boi), but because you just dont agree with it. And yes i visit your site daily….so what? I do it cause i love hip hop not because you run this website and you are just that fucking cool. So next time, i plan to say something positive about President Bush (who i didnt vote for in the first place) and you take it down basically means your going to regulate this website so it will say and only give out the message YOU want it to, thats called Censorship – and if thats what your about – the fuck your website you dont have to worry about me posting shit.

  • mdot

    If anyone from hip hop could do it..it would be him..and for those who scared bout a former drug dealer being president..I wonder how much u kno bout the kennedy family?

  • Tim Lee VA Stand Up

    The Kennedy family all had degrees im pretty sure…………

  • Mike B

    Damn Liberal elite population controll fag lovers!!!

  • Mike B

    Glkobal warmist tree huggin al gore fuckers!!!

  • mdot

    Really Tim lee..y don’t u go look up the kennedy family tree and see if u don’t anything bout the trafficn of controlled substances…”I’m cut from the cloth of the kennedys/frank sinatra havn dinner wit the genovese”

  • Mike B

    Liberals wanna regulate your kids lunchbox. But the Tea Partys the bad ones?…Right

  • The Illest

    B. Dot and YN would let Jay-Z skeet in they face nbs

  • R Dot

    Cant run in 2018, elections are held every four years meaning the two upcoming opportunities he has to run are in 2016 and 2020. Just saying……..

  • Clos1881

    Slow down Hov if you thought it was hard a niggas hated you when you were president of def jam your definitely not somebody I would vote for especially not euro Jay

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  • MRdontgiveafuck

    This nigga been talking tons of bullshit nowadays.
    I have said it before, America ain’t ready for a black president.
    Whether it is a smart ass nigga like obama, whether it is one of the dumbest niggas walking our planet.
    A president doesn’t have to be popular before he starts his term, during his term and after his term, he doesn’t necessarily need to make a change, he just needs to sit the fuck down and handle the business like a real man without doubting his actions.
    Shoutout to bush for that, yes I am black.

  • Mr.G

    if BUSH can be president anyone can run for president!! we all know we are more qualified than BUSh!! and JIGGA man speaks the truth!!! this cat is smart and has great views!! and to mr. dontgivea fuck thats is why u are an ignorant black man!! because if u actually think bush handled his business than ur wrg!! all he did was make all of his incumbents more wealthy and screw middle class america!! which is what makes america run!!!! so read a book instead of making stupid remarks!!

  • mac DIESEL

    @ Tim Lee VA Stand Up

    HA!!!! U FUCKIN’ CRYBABY!!!! GET OFF YA KNEES U FUCKIN’ HOE!!!! YOU’RE PATHETIC!!!! SMH!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • http://FlyingWithDaFishes.com Big Truth FWDF

    Jay-Z makes a good point here. Obama inherited America at one of the worst possible times and a lot of people blame him for Bush’s mistake and shortcomings…at least America has’nt really gotten worse since his election. I don’t know if he will get re-elected though

  • MRdontgiveafuck

    @Mr.G Mark my words, within a few years bush will be praised for his actions. YES I support the war.
    And Jigga man, Hov whore or wathever you wanna call that snitch, ain’t got a clue when it comes to politics. He can’t manage to run a music company, how the fuck would he run a fucking nation.
    Even that bitch 50 cent got more business talent flowing through his veins.

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  • Mr.G

    @mridontgive a fuck … sorry buddy but all his actions are frowned upon!! u would be the type to support war!! and for what to see innocent people get killed, plus he took us to war on false pretenses! but u probabably wouldn’t of known that because u dont get your facts str8ght! plus this bush pulled of the greatest coup d’etat ever w/ 9/11 and u want to praise hi for that! GTFOH!!! u lame!

  • Android

    Well i could care less about this,im not a yankee.
    A special shoutout to haterRannoying, the no.1 Android (no operating system) spindoctor/stan, keeping the screenname in the screenname. Its appreciated.

    RUN WITH ME OR RUN FROM ME!!!

  • Tim Lee VA Stand Up

    @ mac DIESEL

    Get a job.

  • Tim Lee VA Stand Up

    @ mac diesel

    and im not talking about sucking the dicks of the whole rap radar staff……..i mean a real job

  • mac DIESEL

    ^

    HA!!!! NIGGA GOT HIS FEELINGS HURT CUZ B.DOT DELETED HIS POSTS!!!! CRYIN’ AND SHIT!!!! U SENSITIVE LIL BITCH!!!! SAD PATHETIC ASS NIGGA!!!! HA!!!! SMH!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Haters are annoying–> Android the rick ross stan, Mac Weasel, and others

    @mike b take your white tea party ass off the site

  • Nathaniel

    do you niggas actually THINK before you run your mouths?

    how many american presidents were 1. slave masters, 2. segregationists, 3. children of such, 4. came from the same mindset of black inferiority/white superiority, 5. tied with the organizations/people who destroyed every movement the oppressed started towards freedom and justice, i.e. the FBI and Hoover, CIA, those who destroyed the UNIA and marcus garvey, paul robeson, web dubois, the NOI and malcolm x, the SNCC and stokely carmichael, the SCLC and mlk, the Urban League, CORE, the Black Panther Party, etc etc etc. these are all of your former presidents. even your current president denounces louis farrakhan and the whole NOI, an organization and knowledge base that is injected in every hip hop legend you can name. THINK.

    i’m not saying i want jay-z to run for president of america, i for one think any black man running for president of this country is ill-advised, and couldn’t have the best interest of the people at heart… and if they DO, they don’t realize that congress ain’t havin that, so no… i don’t want to see a shawn carter presidential campaign, but all this “i don’t want a former drug dealer” (reagan and the military in the 80′s were the biggest drug dealers) “what makes him qualified” <—-none of those muthafuckas were "qualified" in history, obviously, cuz they all shitted on US. yes, niggas, on US… all that shit proves y'all niggas are brainwashed as hell. wake the fuck up. and shout out to my nigga mac DIESEL. lol byatch! (c) too short

  • mac DIESEL

    ^

    HA!!!! WUT UP NIGGA!!!! ALWAYS ENLIGHTENIN’ NIGGAS WIT THAT REAL TALK!!!! ONE!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

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  • Mike B

    @ Haters are annoying ….my white ass? ….its really not a race thing at all..
    although it is a shame that alotta minorities are tricked into thinking that liberal democrats are for them. Either that or they just love the welfare ha…Like dude said in the Bush post…theyre just trying to keep you stupid. And the more you need them for support the easier it is to controll u…
    Fox News isnt lying to you. It’s just the only station that doesnt have a liberal elitist agenda..

  • MiloD

    ill register if he runs

  • Joshua

    Jigga for President 2020.He got my vote. Imagine if he freestyled is acceptance speech.

  • nonfixion

    it’s just a sentence, jay z doesnt want to be a president of usa but he’s already the mayor of NY ^^

  • Belize

    co-sign Jay. Altho I’d be more straight up about these pea-sized brained Tea Party dickwads. Jay would be a greater president than Palin. ANY day.

  • VerseCutta

    only been 2 years? that 2 years is the only chance obama is getting,he’s done now,
    he should of tried to do what he said instead of selling out to corporate interests.
    nothing happening from here on out, welcome to gridlock. hope black ppl stop supporting him for no reason and stop making excuses for him.

  • Joshua

    @VerseCutta Could you or anybody fix the problems we are facing in 2 years? Stop looking at the Government as GOD and Politicians has Prophets

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  • http://www.errolgames.com Errol

    My problem with Jay is that he’s always bragging about being the first to do something. First in a Maybach, First to drink Ace of Spades, first to wife Beyonce. Wont he be like 54 in 2018? Hopefully he’ll just retire by then… and wouldn’t the presidential election be in 2020?

  • Drizzygonkillem

    It is crazy to see you all still about our president after everything he has done, or should I say hasn’t done. No matter what he does, you will still be about him because he’s the first black president.

    I don’t care what color he is, i just wish he was a better president that cared about the economy. Be like the rest of the country, and just realize that you made a mistake when you voted for him

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