Rapper Jay-Z claims that he talks on the phone and exchanges text messages with President Barack Obama. He made the claim in an interview with Hot97.

"I've spoken to him on the phone and had texts from Obama. Of course," Jay-Z reportedly said in the interview. "He's a regular guy as well. He's very heavy into sports so a lot of his analogies end up in sports."

Asked for an example, Jay-Z continued: "I don't know if this is breaching national security but when he was getting elected the second time, he was like, 'Hey, you know, off-courter, just give me the ball,' I said, 'word'."

Later on in the interview, Martinez asked Jay-Z if he ever feels like stepping in when he sees Rihanna doing something he might not approve off. Discussing the singer, whom he has mentored, Jay-Z responded: "That's not my place, no, again, I can't control the outcome of her life. I can't intervene, I can give advice when asked and that's it. I can provide information and then life has to play out, life has to happen."

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