Jay-Z admits he’s not a “huge fan of the system” and knows little of Mitt Romney, but the 42-year-old rapper from Brooklyn, N.Y. does support President Barack Obama’s announcement regarding his favorable stance on same-sex marriage, as the fourteen Grammy Awards winning artist and entrepreneur told CNN’s Poppy Harlow:
“I’ve always thought it as something that was still, um, holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. [It] is no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.”
Shawn Corey “Jay-Z” Carter, partial owner of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, sold his clothing line, Roca-wear, for $204 million back in 2007. The rapper, who is unquestionably wealthy, says that President Obama should not be perceived as a threat to the business world, as he quoted having said:
“We should absolutely support business and free enterprise in America, just not criminal activities, you know, unjust practices. […] We should help people that are less fortunate than us, and we should all kinda find some balance. […] Reversing the direction of the decline was a full time job in itself, so I think that it’s stabilizing a bit now as some of the numbers show.”
Jay-Z’s Philadelphia Musical Festival
Beyonce Knowles husband, Shawn Carter has announced a two-day musical festival will be held at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on September 1st and 2nd, Labor Day weekend.
While only 70% of the acts have been confirmed by the rapper, the festival is scheduled to feature thirty acts “that embody the American spirit,” NY Daily News reported. Performances will include artists from rap, rock, Latin, dance, and R&B genres.
Time Away From The Studio For Blue Ivy
Following the Philly press conference at which Hov announced his two-day Made in America music festival, the world renown rapper told MTV News:
“I thought that I would after my daughter was born. I thought I would be more inspired with all the new feelings and everything that I’d have to write about, but it really happened the other way. I just really wanna hang out with her. I just wanna enjoy those moments for a bit and I’m sure that feeling of music will come back to me.”
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