Jay Z, the man that Forbes Magazine afforded the title of ‘richest rapper on the planet’, sat down with former talk show host David Letterman for his Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, and said that the election of Donald Trump is a “great thing” because it’s “bringing out an ugly side of America that we wanted to believe was gone.”
“I’ll be honest with you,” Letterman began, “I’m beginning to lose confidence in the Trump administration.”
After everyone had a good laugh, Jay-Z replied, “I think it’s actually a great thing.”
“I think that what he’s forcing people to do is have conversations and [forcing] people to band together and work together,” said Jay-Z, who headlined a concert for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. “You can’t really address something that’s not revealed. He’s bringing out an ugly side of America that we wanted to believe was gone, and it’s still here. We still gotta deal with it.”
“We have to talk about the N-word and we have to talk about why white men are so privileged in this country,” the Grammy-winner, whose net worth is near $1 billion, explained.
Letterman chimed in, adding, “I completely agree. We don’t need more evidence.”
“Is he a racist? Is he not a racist?” Letterman said of President Trump. “I’m telling you, If you’re having a debate over whether a guy is a racist, chances are that guy’s a racist.”
Letterman last took swipes at President Trump while interviewing Pakistan-born activist Malala Yousafzai, Breitbart reports.
“I feel personally, not politically, but personally, he is not fit to represent me. I don’t think he’s fit to represent anyone in this room,” Letterman said of Trump.
Trump and Jay-Z had a war of words earlier this year, that ended with the president taking to Twitter and writing, “Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!”
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
To answer Jay-Z’s question as to whether President Trump is racist, no, he is not, and was never called racist until he ran for president – not once in his entire life.
The New York Times reported on October 16, 1986:
Eighty Americans from 42 ethnic groups were named yesterday as recipients of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.
The medals will be presented to the recipients, all either naturalized or native Americans, at a ceremony Oct. 27 on Ellis Island. That is the day before the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, the final event of the 1986 Liberty Centennial observances.
The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations presents the awards based on “integrity, passion, gravitas, humanitarian and ethnic heritage.”