Hip-hop super star Jay-Z has told CNN that he is strongly in favour of banning US laws against same-sex marriages, insisting that it is no different to discriminating against black people. He said: "I've always thought it as something that's still holding the country back. What people do in their homes is their business. You choose to love whoever you love - that's their business. It's no different than discriminating against blacks." Asked if President Barack Obama's backing of gay marriage will cost him votes in the upcoming US elections, he explained: "I think it's the right thing to do, so whether they cost him votes or not... it's not about votes, it's about people. I think it's the right thing to do as a human being." The 42-year-old recently revealed that he will "absolutely" ask Obama to perform at his new music festival 'Budweiser Made In America'. See the CNN interview HERE!