Jay-Z For President? The Rapper Talks Trump And Politics During Interview With Van Jones
Jay-Z got personal and then went political on The Van Jones show during the Grammys weekend. The rapper answered some pretty tough questions regarding his marriage to the "Queen" of entertainment, Beyonce, while also touching on President Trump's "inappropriate" treatment of African-Americans.
Jay-Z For The People
During his interview with the outspoken journalist, the rapper answered Jones's question about the current state of his and Beyonce's marriage, after it was revealed that Jay-Z cheated on her. The rapper stated that the couple "chose to fight" for their marriage and that Beyonce is his "soulmate".
The discussion segued into the current state of America with Trump as the president. Jones asked the rapper if he agreed with Trump's policies and the "terrible things" the president says. Jay-Z has made it clear he does not approve.
"Because it's not about money at the end of the day. Money doesn't equate to happiness. It doesn't. That's missing the whole point," the rapper stated.
The rapper continued that though Trump did continue to follow former president Barack Obama's policies, it doesn't give Trump the right to turn against the African-American community.
"But you're not listening to the voices of the black community who say that's not enough to make up for S-hole countries. That's not enough to make up for insulting black football players, saying all of our communities are terrible," he stated.
The "Moonlight" rapper's comments made their way back to the White House as the President took to his Twitter page to address and slam the rapper's interview.
Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2018
Our economy is better than it has been in many decades. Businesses are coming back to America like never before. Chrysler, as an example, is leaving Mexico and coming back to the USA. Unemployment is nearing record lows. We are on the right track!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2018
The Rapper Continues To Win
The hip-hop artist didn't seem to be bothered by the president's remarks. Though the entrepreneur didn't win at the Grammys, Jay-Z was still honored during the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala with the 2018 Salute to Industry Icons award. The award was presented to him by Davis himself.
America got its hopes shattered after Oprah Winfrey announced she would not run for president, but it seems now the people want Jay-Z to give it try. Perhaps he would!