Boy from the hood but got White House clearance
He’s saying that, even though he’s just a “boy from the hood”, he’s still got clearance to enter the White House. However, the clearance he had for the trip was not from the White House.
It is extremely rare for someone with a ghetto background to end up friends with President Obama. More recently, Jay received special Treasury clearance to visit Cuba for non-profit work, a trip that drew much anger from the House and Senate.
This picture is quite apt given that the song is about clearing controversy up and brushing it off.
As a side note, a representative of the White House stated the President did NOT communicate with Jay. Who do you believe?
It could also be seen as a play on N.W.A, as when George H.W. Bush was President, Eazy E was invited to dinner at the White House. N.W.A. were known as “the boyz in the hood.”
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