Check out an exchange in the clip below, before Jay-Z joined the panel, that begins about six and a half minutes in.
Maher points out that Jay-Z would be eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in seven years and asks, "Who would you like to induct you?"
"Um, Obama," Jay-Z responds, generating laughs and applause from the studio audience.
"Let's say he's busy," posits Maher.
"He owes me," Jay-Z responds, undaunted. "He owes me a couple."
In an interview, Maher tweaks Jay-Z a bit about the lyrics in his rap songs, and Jay-Z parries calmly.
JAY Z "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film"
The much-hyped (and much-questioned, and now parodied) music video (aka "performance art film") filmed at an art gallery with A-listers from the art world has finally emerged. It is a document of our time.
Heems (ex-Das Racist) writes on Spin:
Parts of me don't want to like this man and what he's come to stand for as of late — his recent comments on his presence alone being considerable "charity" for the youth come to mind — but his charm is undeniable.Yup, he's bulletproof.