Jay-Z and President Obama are texting buddies

UNITED STATES - We know Jay-Z is a powerful man in showbiz.

But did you know the US music mogul and aspiring sports agent is on texting terms with President Barack Obama?

In an interview with New York radio station Hot97 on Wednesday, Jay-Z, 43, confirmed that he and Mr Obama exchange text messages.

"I've spoken to him on the phone and had texts from Obama," he said, adding that the president likes to use a lot of sports analogies.

Jay-Z, who admitted to getting a little star-struck by the President, said Mr Obama is "a regular guy".

The hip-hop artist has held big fund-raisers for the President. His megastar wife, Beyonce, performed at Mr Obama's second inauguration.