Jay Z just gave an epic interview where he touched on politics, marriage, and fatherhood. Go inside to see what he said about Trump that has 45 flexing his Twitter fingers, how he and Bey almost called it quits and more….
Jay Z doesn’t do much press, but when he does, everyone takes notice.
The Hip Hop icon (above making his way inside the Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch) sat down with CNN’s Van Jones for his new show, “The Van Jones Show,” to chop it up about politics, marriage and being a father, which aired Saturday (January 27th).
Hov addressed Donald Trump’s racist “sh*thole countries” comment, calling his rhetoric “hurtful” and “disappointing.”
"Everyone feels anger, but after the anger it's really hurtful because he's looking down on a whole population of people and he's so misinformed because these places have beautiful people," he said.
The 4:44 rapper said Trump’s comments aren’t anything new and that people have been talking like that behind closed doors for a long time. He used former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling as an example when he was caught saying racist things during a private telephone conversation. While Sterling’s NBA team was taken away from him after the conversation leaked (and he was banned for life from all NBA associations), Hov said that didn’t fix anything.
What you've done was spray perfume on a trash can," he said. "You don't take the trash out. You keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable and then, you know, as those things grow, then you create a superbug. And then now we have Donald Trump, the superbug,” he continued.
He went on to say that he thinks something happened to Trump in his life that has him expressing his pain in this hurtful way.
"Somewhere along his lineage something happened to him ... and he's in pain and he's expressing it in this sort of way."
Like the saying goes, hurt people, hurt people.
Peep the clip below:
Switching gears, the rap icon opened up about the struggles in his marriage with Beyonce and how determined they both were to “fight for our love” after his infidelity.
Hov said he chose to fight because Bey is his “soul mate” and he loves her. They didn’t want to give up and have their children grow up with their parents separated.
"For us, we chose to fight for our love. For our family. To give our kids a different outcome. To break that cycle for black men and women," he added.
"We were never a celebrity couple. We were a couple that happened to be celebrities. We are real people," he continued.
Peep the clip below:
In the beginning of the interview, Jay talked about how special Blue Ivy is to him and what life is like as a father of twins, Sir and Rumi Carter. See him gush about his babies and check out the full interview below:
We're loving this grown up Jay Z.
But not everyone is.
Y'all know 45 had to get his Twitter fingers working, posting up a tweet about the black unemployment rate:
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
He obviously didn't see the entire interview, especially the part where Hov said it's not about MONEY being that money doesn't buy you happiness. It's about how you treat people.
Van Jones popped back at Trump...with receipts:
Someone needs to inform @realdonaldtrump that I ALREADY asked Jay Z whether black employment figures redeem Trump’s presidency. And Jay’s answer last night on the #VanJonesShow was POWERFUL !!! ... Watch the VIDEO for yourself: https://t.co/7Sv3rHKkmWhttps://t.co/jbHpkKOM5o
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) January 28, 2018
And then Bigot Barbie Tomi Lahren had to add her 2 cents:
As opposed to you who raps about bitches and sisters and brags about selling crack. Yeah...Trump is the problem...sure. pic.twitter.com/tjq4r0rDN3
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) January 28, 2018