Let’s pretend for a moment that I haven’t yet decided who I’m going to vote for, and I’m scrolling randomly through internet news today, and I come upon…this: President Barack Obama gave Jay-Z parenting advice for Blue Ivy, his daughter with Beyonce. That is like, the most high-profile sentence I’ve ever written. Like, how is that not the most baller thing ever? Can you imagine any other president in our history giving advice to a hip-hop power couple? (Well actually, now that I think about it, I’m wishing I had a time machine so I could hear what Calvin Coolidge would have to say to Rihanna.) And the best part is? It’s actually good advice.
El Presidente has two kids with Michelle Obama — Malia, 14 and Sasha, 11 — and he used his experience raising them to give Jay-Z the following words of wisdom:
“We talk about the same things I talk about with all my friends. We talk about the kids. I made sure that Jay-Z was helping BeyoncĂ© out [with the baby] and not leaving it all to mom and the mother-in-law.”
OMG. The phrasing of that sounds like they’ve had more than one conversation. Like they sit around in some famous bunker somewhere and sip bourbon and talk about reality television while their wives play chess. I couldn’t be more obsessed with this. Plus, Obama points out that he and Jay actually have a ton in common:
“Jay knows what my life is like. We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are.”
How can you not be pulling for this guy? That’s easily the most awesome thing I’ve ever heard a political candidate say. (You know, aside from actually helpful commentary about policies and the economy and blah blah blah. This is an entertainment news site, okay?!?) And in case you were wondering what the dynamic is between the two power couples — yes, I just referred to the President and First Lady as a ‘power couple’ — Obama calls them ‘good people’ and ‘down-to-earth folks.’
“BeyoncĂ© could not be sweeter to Michelle and the girls. The girls are big BeyoncĂ© fans.”
Honestly, I just died. I just died and went to jealousy heaven.
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