*What has gotten into the Carters?
A day after Beyonce stuns feminists everywhere with the online release of her new track “Bow Down/I Been On,” her husband Jay-Z is on a Kendrick Lamar remix boasting about being high around White House elite.
First heard at South By Southwest, Lamar’s “B-tch Don’t Kill My Vibe” was released in full this week. In it, Jay-Z raps in part about his and Beyonce’s very public friendship with the Obamas: ”In the White House with a mink / Running through that b-tch like it’s my house / All up in the hall like a mall / Told you motherf–kers, all I do is ball.”
He then mentions President Obama and another famous face, saying, “Sittin’ next to Hillary smellin’ like dank / Presidential pardon, name one ni–a out there harder than him / I’ll wait.”
Rolling Stone reports that the Hillary mentioned is likely Hillary Clinton as Jay-Z attended the inauguration with the then-Secretary of State.
Jay also gives a nod to Beyonce in the lyrics, rapping “Up in the clouds, me and my spouse / Rumors on the ground gettin’ too loud / Please turn them sh-ts down, can’t hear myself think.”
The couple’s marriage was also recently referenced in Bey’s “Bow Down / I Been On,” when the singer stresses, “I took some time to live my life, but don’t think I’m just his little wife.”
Lamar spoke about his collaboration with Jay-Z, telling MTV, “Always looked up to the greats to be a great. So to actually be on a track with him, it’s an accomplishment.”