Jay-Z says he texts President Obama because of course he does

"It's such an iconic city. It's time, and I have a long relationship and love affair with the City of Philadelphia," said Jay-Z in 2012 when first announcing the annual festival.

New York's greatest collector of fine things and performance artist extraordinaire, Jay-Z spent his Wednesday at the city's Pace Gallery, putting on a show and filming a music video and breaking the Internet, basically. Earlier in the week, Hova's world media tour in support of MCHG had him making a visit to the Hot97 studio where he answered some questions from the lowly common people.

In the interview, Jay-Z said that (of course) he had traded texts with President Obama. Realizing he was beginning to sound a bit arrogant, Hova then comments on how he tells other people about the texts and how amazing it is to be able to correspond with the President in that way.

Asked what the two talk about, he said Obama is “very heavy into sports so a lot of his analogies end up in sports."

As an example, he mentioned a message he got from the president last year.

"I don't know if this is breaching national security," Jay-Z said. "But when he was getting elected the second time, he was like, 'Hey, you know, fourth quarter, just give me the ball,' I said, 'word'."

Yes, that means Jay-Z texted President Obama the word "Word." And, yes, he also texts with Oprah. Insert your Illuminati jokes here. [h/t Politico]