Jay-Z Backs President Obama's Support Of Gay Marriage
Posted on Tue May 15, 2012 09:00 AM PDT

beyoncepart2040509_01_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - President Barack Obama already received one star supporter in Will Smith for his stance on gay marriage, but another A-list celebrity is hopping aboard the bandwagon.

During an interview with CNN on Monday, Jay-Z spoke on how he felt about the controversial topic.

"I've always thought it as something that was still, um, holding the country back," the hip-hop star said. "What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That's their business. [It] is no different than discriminating against blacks. It's discrimination plain and simple."

Jay-Z joins a host of other celebrities who have voiced their support for the president, including Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian and Ellen DeGeneres.

"Whether it costs him votes or not…It's not about votes," he said. "It's about people. So whether it costs him votes or not, I think it's the right thing for him to do as a human being."