President Barack Obama has revealed that he is a big fan of rapper J Cole.
The US President gave a keynote speech at this year’s South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on Friday (March 11), during which he spoke about technology and how it can re-engage voters.
After, he headed to a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee, where Cole was performing. Obama told the crowd there: “I love J. Cole. You know, this is the benefit of having teenage daughters. I actually keep up. I got a chance to see J. Cole’s mum and grandma.”
Watch footage from the event below, via Hot New Hip Hop.
Recently, Kanye West claimed to have promised the President that he would produce Nas‘ next album.
West, who recently appeared on the latest French Montana mixtape alongside Nas on the song ‘Figure It Out’, told fans about his talk with Obama via Twitter. Having got over his clash with Deadmau5 earlier this week, West tweeted: “I promised Obama Ima do beats on NAS’ next album…”
First Lady Michelle Obama will also head to SXSW next week (March 16), where she will discuss the Let Girls Learn initiative, which seeks to help and break borders of education for young girls around the world. As part of Women’s History Month, Mrs Obama will address and make a call to action in supporting the 62 million girls that are out of school today.