Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z has offered support for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, insisting his politician friend is still "the best man for the job".
The Empire State of Mind hitmaker was one of the big stars who backed Obama when he first joined the presidential race in 2008, and he celebrated with the Democrat at his inauguration ceremony in January, 2009. Jay-Z has previously said that the election of America's first black President was "very inspirational" and he hopes Obama's success at the polls will encourage aspiring politicians of all backgrounds to aim for the top.
Obama has launched his bid for a second term in the White House, and Jay-Z is confident the leader will deliver if he's given the opportunity: "I still think he is the best man for the job, so yes (I will campaign for him). I think he got a raw deal and he got a really tough economy. It's going to test his mettle, which is great. You don't get anything that you can't handle. So he must be really special because he got (sic) a lot of work to do."