For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Jay Z and Harry Belafonte controversy here is a brief run down of what happened.
Last year the legendary singer, songwriter, actor and Civil Rights activist Harry Belafonte accused Jay Z and his wife Beyonce of turning their backs on social responsibility. This rattled the Jigga man’s cage and he responded by calling the 86 YEAR OLD a “boy” on the track called Nickles And Dimes (featured on his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail). CLICK HERE to read all about.
During a recent interview Oprah was asked about the controversy and said:
“Jay uses his music, he uses his life, he uses his art-fullness his ability as a business man that is his protest against all the indignities not only he has suffered but generations before him have suffered.. not everyone has the same way. “
Oprah also revealed that she has listened to Jay Z’s latest album Magna Carta: Holy Grail.
Watch her interview below (she is also promoting her new film The Butler).
I respect Oprah and her achievements but this annoys me.
How things change. I have a long memory and remember when Oprah had no time for rappers like Jay Z. She had no time for the misogynistic lyrical content, the constant use of the word “nigger” (this woman was born and raised in the segregated deep south where lynching was seen as a sport) and hated what this type of rapper represented. But this seemed to change after she befriended his then not so secret girlfriend SUPERSTAR Beyonce (who Oprah LIVES for).
Before you knew it Oprah was flying in to Marcy Projects on her luxurious private jet desperate to learn more about Jay and his background. An entire segment was dedicated to interviewing Jay and visiting his old neighbourhood in Brooklyn, New York.
Please note that prior to the Beyonce and Jay ‘mega union’ Oprah had no interest in using her platform to promote that breed of artist.
Now fast forward to 2013 and Oprah is sitting down defending Jay Z, chooses to ignore the disrespectful remarks directed at her friend Harry Belafonte and bops her head to the Magna Carta: Holy Grail, while Jay raps about wanting “my wife to f**k me like a prostitute” and spits the word “nigger” over and over again.
Jay also admitted in a recent interview with Hot 97 that he and Oprah are text buddies.
All I can do is laugh and shake my head.
Jay Z’s batty juice must really taste sweet like chocolate. Oprah needs to be weaned off it ASAP.