Young Jeezy gets a shout out from President Obama

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Recording artist Jeezy visits BET's "106 & Party" at BET Studios on December 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)
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Young Jeezy visits BET's "106 & Party" at BET Studios on Dec. 16, 2011, in New York.

(CBS News) President Barack Obama gave rapper Young Jeezy a nod at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday in Washington.

Although Young Jeezy wasn't in attendance, he managed to make his way into the president's speech.

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"In my first term I sang Al Green," the president said about his impromptu rendition of Green's "Let's Stay Together" in January. "In my second term, I'm going with Young Jeezy," Mr. Obama joked.

Then addressing his wife, Michelle Obama, he noted, "Michelle said, 'Yeah.' I sing that to her sometimes."

Jeezy reacted to the White House mention on Twitter, writing, "Shout out to @BarackObama." He added, "You know they love the snowman in the white house."

In 2008, Young Jeezy released the song "Mr. President" with rapper Nas. The track, which was recorded when Mr. Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, made Rolling Stone's 100 Best Songs of 2008 list.

Go to 14:30 to hear Mr. Obama's Young Jeezy mention: