JAY-Z has the perfect response to current state of America
“When things are darkest, light is on its way”
When it comes to 4:44, JAY-Z answered everything there was to answer in his Rap Radar Podcast interview. But as far as his thoughts on current state of political affairs, we now have Jigga’s recent sit-down with BBC Radio 1 as a destination.
While sitting with BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo, the rap mogul gave a poignant response to the issues facing black America and the country as a whole. When asked on how prepared he is to raise black children in Trump’s America, the “Bam” rapper said, “I believe that everything that happens in life is for your greatest good. I don’t think that this is happening if we weren’t prepared to handle it.”
“When things are darkest, light is on its way. So I’m not fearful. I believe that we’re resilient, especially us as black people and the culture, we’ve been through so much more than this guy,” he added.
Later, besides hinting that this observation has produced “some ideas” for the next album, Jay lays into the commander-in-chief. “This guy, I’m looking at him like man, this is a joke with all disrespect. He’s not a very sophisticated man, especially when to the ideas of — until everyone is free, no one is free — period,” he explained. “That’s just a fact. We’re all linked in some kind of way. That’s just a fact. We’re all linked some kind of way. So if you oppress a set of people, everyone’s in danger — karmically and in real life.”
Jay’s comments comes as he is prepping an upcoming documentary that explores the social injustices in America. Titled “Race,” the six-part series on National Geographic will “weave together documentary, animation and archival footage, [and] delve into crime and punishment, wealth inequality, the role of social media, activism and family.”
In addition into to his talk, Jay also performed “Numb” on the broadcast, in honor of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington. “You think because he’s a performer and sold 14 million records that equates to happiness,” he said about the late singer. “He’s telling you he became numb. You just get bigger audiences and move further away from yourself.”