Hip-Hop Rumors: Is Will Smith The Next Barack Obama?
Jay-Z isn't the only rapper that has President Obama on speed dial. According to T.I., rapper turned Hollywood heavy weight, Will Smith also has Obama on the text.
In a brand new interview with Billboard magazine, T.I. revealed that Will Smith called the Attorney General on his behalf and even went straight to the top and called President Obama to try to help him get out of jail when he violated his probation last year. Check out what he told Billboard below:
“Will [Smith] actually went as far as getting in touch with [attorney general] Eric Holder and the Obama administration trying to see if we could get some kind of release. He was very politely told that was not possible [laughs].
“He [Will Smith] was in deep discussions about it. And he's been a huge contributor to the administration, and I mean not just in finances, I'm talking about time and other kinds of efforts, so it ain't like his words were falling on deaf ears.”
So all of this got me thinking. Is Will Smith the next Barack Obama? Will told the BBC a few months back that he and the President actually talked about Will playing him in a movie.
"We talked about it a few months ago. I told him, joking … you just have to write the ending. So, he's working on the ending right now."
Okay, we all know that Will Smith would be an awesome choice to play the President in a movie - even Michelle Obama thinks so. But when I ask, "Is Will Smith the next Barack Obama?", I'm not talking about playing the President in a movie, I'm talking about becoming the actual President of the United States one day. Heck, we've had actors become President before...remember Ronald Reagan?
If Will and Jada can keep it together and if Will can shake that nasty Scientology cult, I can totally see Will Smith running for President in let's says 2020 or 2024. What do you think? Am I buggin', or is this actually plausible? Oh yeah, and Will needs to keep his son Jaden away from the Kardashians!
Back to T.I. - hopefully he can keep his butt out of jail and get back to greatness. His new album, Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head will hit stores on December 18, and T.I. revealed that he has recorded over 100 songs for the album. Damn, I just hope it's better than "No Mercy."
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