"I'm not sure that's actually what happened," Obama told Orlando's Obie and Lil Shawn. "I think she had a song on there -- a little rap that said that. But she likes to play different characters, so I don’t know what’s going on there."
The YMCMB rapper was apparently flattered by Obama's response, taking to Twitter Monday to thank the president for his understanding:
From our earlier reporting on Obama and rappers:
Obama appeared (via video) at Jay-Z's Made in America Festival performance this weekend, asking the crowd to vote and saying he enjoyed the rapper's songs. The president has also courted the favor of Common, whose attendance of a White House event drew surprisingly harsh condemnation from conservatives who objected to the rapper's lyrics.
Republican rappers are far and few between, though 50 Cent has compared himself to George W. Bush and LL Cool J attended the 2004 Republican National Convention.
And thus concludes another round of Talib Kweli Was Right.