In an interview today with CNN after his announcement in Philadelphia about his upcoming Made In America two-day music festival, Jay-Z came out in support of President Obama's recent endorsement of gay marriage. Read his words below:

I’ve always thought of it as something that was still holding the country back. 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. I think it's the right thing to do, so whether it costs him votes or not – again, it’s not about votes. It’s about people. It’s the right thing to do as a human being.

Here is a video of the interview as well. 

[via Fierth]