The Daily Grind Video

Jay-Z isn’t shy when it comes to his political views. He has always supported President Obama and subsequently gone on record to say that he is willing to pay higher taxes.

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So it’s no surprise that when the conversation turns to the 2012 presidential election, Jay’s choice is easy between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Obama.

Jay-Z told CNN on Monday: 

“I mean, that’s an easy question. President Obama by leaps and bounds.”

Applauding the President for endorsing same-sex marriage last week, the Brooklyn emcee said: 

“I think it’s the right thing to do … whether it costs him votes or not. I’ve always thought it as something that was still, um, holding the country back.” 

Jay-Z continued: 

“What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.”

Take a look at Jay speaking on gay marriage in the video below.