In a departure from his usual social media silence, Jay Z recently emerged from the shadows to drop a slightly confusing series of tweets. Contained within them were praises for his peers, queries about the functions of Twitter and a congratulatory induction video from former U.S. President Barack Obama. This was all to do with Hov’s induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, which went down on Thursday night.
Thank you to all the people that have inspired me . Rakim KANE KRS chuck cube Jaz Em Andre Nas big PAC cole kendrick chance jayE ..wait,— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) June 16, 2017
Somebody find that reply I just hit please . I'm new on this . Anyway salute to anybody who made a song to feed their family or just vent .— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) June 16, 2017
I promise I'm not drunk . Lord Pusha . Carti (Magnolia incredible)ASAP Sean P , Mobb , cudi . Tyler , earl, Snoop!!( almost played myself)— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) June 16, 2017
And the greatest rapper of all time OBAMA . Thank you 44 https://t.co/CueS0BynCj— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) June 16, 2017
The now deleted video from Obama is particularly awesome, with the former commander in chief dishing out some details about his relationship with the legendary Brooklyn rapper/businessman.
“I like to think Mr. Carter and I understand each other, nobody who met us as younger men would have expected us to be where we are today. We know what it’s like not to have a father around, we know what it’s like not to come from much, and to know people who didn’t get the same breaks that we did.”
Check out the full Obama video below and hit up Jay Z’s
— New Life (@LordBalvin) June 16, 2017
“>Twitter before he disappears into the nether again.
Obama inducts JAY Z into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. pic.twitter.com/cgW0yzenDW— Karen Civil 🇭🇹 (@KarenCivil) June 16, 2017