Young Jeezy Responds to Obama

In today's link roundup: The rapper returns a shout-out by tweeting about the president. Plus: Aretha Franklin has a "strong contender" in mind for her biopic.

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Young Jeezy responds to Obama: "In my first term, I sang Al Green. In my second term, I'm going with Young Jeezy," President Obama said in his White House Correspondents Association Dinner comedy routine. The rapper responded today with a tweet: "You know they love the snowman in the White House."

Watch this: Issa Rae in The Number: It's everyone's favorite actress from Awkward Black Girl, making an appearance in another Web series. Check her out.

Obama: Elected because he was black? That's what Joe Walsh said recently. It isn't the first time we've heard it from someone who sounds a little jealous of the president's rise to success, and it won't be the last.

Aretha has "strong contender" in mind for biopic: The multiple Grammy-Award winner is eyeing actress Audra McDonald (below), who was spotted by Franklin when she attended Porgy and Bess on Broadway.

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