But their likeness runs far deeper than family.
Celebuzz is breaking down what makes Jay-Z and Obama are almost like two peas in a pod.
1. Both are leaders of their game.
Obama is, of course, the leader of the free world. And hip-hop mogul Jay-Z runs the rap game.
2. Both were raised in fatherless homes.
Jay-Z has never been shy about sharing details about his troubled childhood, including how his father abandoned his family. When Obama was just a boy, his father called it quits on his household, too, eventually moving back to Africa
3. Both dabbled in drugs.
Through his musical prowess, Jay-Z has spun his on-the-streets experience with drugs into record-selling lyrics. In his memoir, Dreams From My Father, the Commander-in-Chief candidly discusses smoking weed and “using a little blow.”
4. Both appreciate the oldies.
No American can forget that truly cherishable moment when our president sang Al Green during a speech. And though Jay-Z is known for rap, the artist has admitted that his mother’s classic records inspired his chart-topping album, The Blueprint.
5. Both are sports fanatics.
Not only does he shoot hoops and compete on the golf course, the Commander-in-Chief is a die-hard Chicago sports fan. Jay is often court-side cheering on the Nets, the newly minted Brooklyn NBA squad of which he is part owner.