Must be election fever, 'cause Jay-Z's in a presidential state of mind. Seriously.
In an interview with the BBC today, the rap superstar mulled the possibility of becoming the Hova in chief of the United States. But don't expect it to happen anytime soon.
"Give me a chance," Jay-Z said. "Maybe in eight years, I'll be the president."
Beyonc as first lady? We'll take it.
The hip-hopster said his blueprint for the future includes more music, more business ventures and perhaps even the hard-knock life of politics.
Jay-Z admits that it's a rough road, noting the trials Barack Obama has faced his first two years in office and yesterday's difficult midterm results which saw the Republicans take over the House of Representatives.
But is he disappointed with the nation's first African-American president?
"In order to judge someone, you have to judge what they inherit," said Jigga. "He inherited the worst econony, 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?"
In other words, Obama's got his own "99 Problems."
"He's a human being. He's going to need time to figure that out," he added. "In order to get that sort of success and that dream, you have to go through some peaks and valleys. It's been two years."
Carter's come a long way from his days growing up in the projects of Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood. Now he hobnobs with the rich, famous and powerful and has the ear of the current prez and dines with Bubba.
"For me, being with Obama or having dinner with Bill Clinton is crazy," the Grammy winner said. "It's mind-blowing because where I come from is just another world. We were just ignored by politicians--by America in general."
While Hova in the White House remains a dream for now, Jay-Z is currently in the U.K. working with Kanye West on a joint album and could hit stores by February.
That's quite a running mate. Just ask Dubya.