RAPPER Jay-Z has heaped praise on beleaguered Barack Obama.
The Empire State of Mind hitmaker — who who publicly supported Obama during his successful presidential campaign — says he doesn’t want to get drawn into politics, but thinks Americans should lay off their leader.
“I think people who criticize him are not taking into account where the country was when he took office,” he said.
“It was like the worst economy ever, two world wars going on. We were in the worst state we have ever been. That job was going to be difficult for anybody.”
Jay — real name Shawn Carter – has previously admitted he’d quite like to run to be US President.
“Give me a chance,” he said. “Maybe in eight years, I’ll be the president
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