Jay-Z's Meeting With Obama

Jay told Howard he was a big Obama supporter, in part because of his travels: "I've watched the feeling toward America change."

Jay first met Obama before he won the presidency: "We talked about normal things. We talked about music. We talked about neighborhoods. We talked about aspirations. We talked about language in music. We just talked about a bunch of different things. He's a very comforting soul. Immediately when you sit down--and again, I sat down as myself, but he [also] sat down as himself."

Beyonce and 'The Baby'

Howard asked why Jay was so secretive about his private life with Beyonce, so Jay explained: "Everyone knows we're married. I'd just don't discuss it because it's a part of my life that I'd rather keep private. You need part of that. When you're whole life is played out in front of everybody, you need--for your sanity--parts that are just yours."

Jay said he hoped people would leave the topic alone in general: "I really sit back and wonder when people are going to stop."

Robin asked if they'd soon be having a child, but Jay just told her to ignore the rumors: "I don't think Newsday is going to know before my grandmother."