On Wednesday, Jay Z was announced as the very first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Jay has now responded to the announcement in a very rare tweet, suggesting that this far more than a personal success for the rapper, but a historic moment in culture.

"By the way, this is a win for US," he wrote. "I remember when rap was said to be a fad . We are now alongside some of the greatest writers in history."

According to President of the Songwriters Hall Linda Moran, Jay Z was very excited to learn of his induction. “He was flipping out, he was going crazy,” she told The New York Times.