White House Secrets by Jay-Z

Barack Obama and Jay-Z
Barack Obama and Jay-Z / AP

Jay-Z decided to hop on rising hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar’s Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe over the weekend. Unknowingly, J-H.O.V.A. admitted to some personal details on his dealings in the Obama White House:

Up in the clouds, me and my spouse
Rumors on the ground gettin' too loud

Please turn them shits down, can't hear myself think
Turbulence, shit, almost spilled my drink
In the White House with a mink
Running through that bitch like it's my house
All up in the hall like a mall
Told you motherfuckers, all I do is ball

That verse reveled critical information on the Carters' visit to Washington for the 2013 Inauguration. The public learns that their plane encountered turbulence, which probably led to Beyonce feeling unprepared for the day's events and her lip-syncing the National Anthem. We also learn that, like the loving husband that he is, Jay lent his mink coat to his wife.

No, I don't ‘member you, I don't intend to empty my memory bank
It's a million dollars in it, baby, Hilary Swank
Sittin' next to Hilary smellin' like dank
Presidential pardon, name one nigga out there harder than him

In this verse, Shawn Corey exaggerated a bit: Jay sat two rows behind the former Secretary of State.

Mr. Carter also exaggerates here, claiming that he was pardoned by President George W. Bush in conjuction for his stabbing of a record producer in 2001. Instead, Jay-Z pled down to a charge that netted him three year’s probation for third-degree assault.

Far from a case of a presidential pardon.