26 September 2012, Manhattan, NY –

While Jay-Z was promoting the NBA 2K13 game at the 40/40 Club in Manhattan last night, the 42-year-old rapper told MTV News, “I don’t even like the word politics. It implies something underhanded and I think we need less government.

“I support Barack because I gotta respect that sort of vision. I gotta respect a man who is the first black President ever. To have that sort of vision and dream, I have to support that.”

Read our theory about transference here.

So Jay-Z is torn; which is most important … smaller government (principle, what he feels is best for the country) or the fact that as a black man, he needs to support “the first black President ever” (or is that only veiled self-validation?) You tell us.

President Barack Obama is the biggest government spender in world history. Forbes article, 14 June 2012: President Obama: The Biggest Government Spender In World History.