There aren’t many people on this planet that get to give Jay Z parenting advice but if it’s going to come from anyone, it may as well be President Barack Obama.

In a recent radio interview with Cleveland’s Z107.9, the president explained how he’d warned Jay Z to make sure that he’s chipping in when it comes to looking after Blue Ivy Carter, the couple’s young and enigmatically-named daughter.

“I made sure that Jay-Z was helping Beyonce out [with Blue Ivy, who is 10 months old]. And not leaving it all with mom and the mother-in-law." Jay Z and the former Destiny’s Child singer threw an Obama campaign fundraiser at Jay Z’s swanky new 40/40 club in New York last month and Obama decided to share some his family experience with the hip-hop star, to make sure he’s pulling his weight as all good modern fathers do, US Magazine reports. Obama explained that he and his wife Michelle Obama have become good pals with music’s ‘power couple’ but insists that he talks to the ’99 Problems’ rapper just as he would any of his other friends. “I've gotten to know these guys over the first several years," Obama said. "They're good people. They're down to earth. Beyonce could not be sweeter to Michelle and the girls. So they're good friends. They really are down-to-earth folks. We talk about the same things I talk about with all my friends,” he explained.

Of course, it won’t be doing Obama’s electoral campaign any harm. Aligning himself with the coolest cats in the world of hip-hop and R&B will go down well with the younger voters. And to prove that he’s not just full of hot air, Obama even told listeners that his favorite Jay Z track isn’t ’99 Problems’ (that would be the obvious choice, right?) but ‘My First Song,’ because it reminds him “to always stay hungry.” Can’t see Mitt Romney having much of a handle of Jay Z’s back catalogue, somehow – can you?