IJay Z Facts Only Interview Pt. 2
In Part 2 of the #FactsOnly interview, JAY Z gives Elliott Wilson a glimpse into his views on respect and competition within the music world; the shared stories between sports and hip hop; his thoughts on the Trayvon Martin ruling, and his perspective on parenting.
Jay also addresses the George Zimmerman verdict, he told Rap Radar’s Elliott Wilson he didn’t sleep for 2 days after hearing the not guilty verdict.
“We all knew there was still racism but for it to be so blatant… Didn’t Trayvon have a right to stand his ground?” he said, referring to the controversial self defense law.
“Professionals are taught not to profile,” he said. “This guy is a novice; this guy is a f*cking mall cop.
You can’t assess a situation and figure out what you’re going to do, that’s not what you do for a living.”
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Last year Civil Right Activist/Actor/Singer Harry Belafonte came for Jay Z and Beyonce about their lack of humanitarian efforts:
Harry Belafonte has blasted Beyoncé and Jay-Z in a new interview, accusing the couple of ‘turning their back on social responsibility’.
The American singer and activist told The Hollywood Reporter that the celebrity pair haven’t done enough for minorities in Hollywood.
Belafonte even told the publication that he thinks Bruce Springsteen does more than Beyoncé and Jay-Z have ever done.
Asked if he is ‘happy with the image of members of minorities in Hollywood today’, Belafonte replied: ‘Not at all. They have not told the history of our people, nothing of who we are. We are still looking.
‘We are not determinated. We are not driven by some technology that says you can kill Afghans, the Iraqis or the Spanish. It is all — excuse my French — s**t. It is sad.
‘And I think one of the great abuses of this modern time is that we should have had such high-profile artists, powerful celebrities. But they have turned their back on social responsibility.
‘That goes for Jay-Z and Beyoncé, for example. Give me Bruce Springsteen, and now you’re talking. I really think he is black.’
Belafonte also used the interview to voice his political opinion. Asked if he would want to see Mitt Romney take over from Obama as the President of the United States, Belafonte replied sarcastically: ‘Only if I would like to see the end of civilization. No, absolutely not. Mitt Romney is not my cup of tea at all.’
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