Jay-Z thinks that Trump’s Presidency is actually a ‘great thing’. This is why

Greg Evans
Saturday 07 April 2018 08:15
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The war of words between President Donald Trump and rapper Jay-Z is unlikely to end anytime soon.

Earlier this year Trump called out the 48-year-old star who had given a very considered critique of the President on CNN.

Trump's response involved a typical rant on Twitter combined with a dubious stat.

However, the President might be a bit more pleased to hear the latest comments from Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, who recently appeared on an episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman on Netflix.

In the candid, sit-down interview Jay-Z told the legendary chat show host that he actually thinks that Trump can be a force for good - but it's not exactly his policies or politics that he was praising.

Jay-Z believes that the vitriol and controversy that Trump stirs up will actually cause people to discuss political and social issues more, and be more in tune with what is happening in the world.

After Letterman asked if he was beginning to lose faith in Trump's White House, Jay-Z responded:

I think it’s actually a great thing, and here's why.

What he’s forcing people to do is have a conversation and people to band together and work together.

Like, you can't really address something that's not revealed.

He highlighted that Trump has exposed the racial tensions that are still prevalent in America and questioned why there is still so much white privilege in 2018.

He's bringing out an ugly side of America that we wanted to believe was gone and it's still here. And we still gotta deal with it.

We have to have tough conversations. We have to talk about the N-word and we have to talk about why white men are so privileged in this country. 

The interview, which is now available to watch on Netflix, also sees Jay-Z touch on his marriage to Beyonce, his mother, his children, his own childhood and friendship with Kayne West.

HT Mashable

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