In an interview with CNN following the press conference announcing his new Made in America Festival venture, Jay-Z expressed his support for President Barack Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage. "I've always thought it as something that was still, um, holding the country back," the rapper 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 also told Rolling Stone that he'll invite the President to perform at Made In America. "I'm gonna give [Barack Obama] a call and I'm gonna try to get him to perform—do a little rendition of Al Green—but I doubt it. I think that opens up the political season. He'll be so far into helping the world that he probably won't have time, but I'm absolutely going to ask him."