BARACK Obama reckons he and rapper Jay-Z are kindred spirits.
The US President partied at New York’s 40/40 Club this week at a fundraiser hosted by the star and his wife Beyoncé.
And Mr Obama said he had a “bond” with the rapper whose tunes include Big Pimpin’, 99 Problems and Money, Cash, Hoes.
He said: “We both have daughters, and our wives are more popular than we are.
Good influence ... Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé
"So, you know, we've got a little bond there. It's hard, but it's okay."
He also said of Beyoncé: “Beyoncé could not be a better role model for my girls.”
Mr Obama is on the campaign trail at the moment, hoping to be elected for a second term in the White House in November.
Popular ... Michelle Obama with husband Barack
The President is also a fan of Two Door Cinema Club.
He is such a big fan of the Northern Irish indie rockers he has booked almost every seat for their October gig in Washington DC.
Two Door – Alex Trimble, Kevin Baird and Sam Halliday – have now added a second date in the city so their other fans can see them to