Jay Z was one of the guests on tonight's Real Time With Bill Maher shortly before he premiered his video for "Picasso Baby" on HBO. Topics during his somewhat brief one-on-one interview session with Maher included his beef with singer and social activist Harry Belafonte, whom Jay said crossed the line when talking about Beyonce, fame and its potential pitfalls, and the possibility of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in seven years (which will be the 25th anniversary of the release of Reasonable Doubt).
When asked whom he would like to induct him into the Hall, Jay said that he prefer if current President Barack Obama would do the honors, adding that Obama owes him, ostensibly for his performances during Obama's reelection campaign in 2012.
On a more random note, Jay claims that the first baseball game he ever attended was a New York Mets game. Ironically enough, Jay has always been a staunch Yankees fan, prominently wearnig a Yankee fitted throughout his career and even going as far as claiming "I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can" on "Empire State of Mind."
Following the one-on-one portion, a roundtable debate ensues over inner-city violence and policing in these environments, and Jay participates intermittently throughout.