Jay-Z Speaks On Racism, Sexism & Support For President Obama

Jay-Z says racism "still exists, as we see with Trayvon [Martin] and [George] Zimmerman trial that's going on" and explains that "we have to deal with sexism."

In the third part of his interview series with BBC Radio 1, Jay-Z discussed politics. He explained why he respects President Obama so much and why he believes the Trayvon Martin death and George Zimmerman case showcase an example of how racism still exists. He also expressed some disappointment with sexism in this country adding that "we have to deal with sexism." 

"Everyone outside of America was like, 'Wow.' There was a time when people were getting this sort of aversion to America like, 'You preach these ideals but you don't really practice them.' You know? That was a major turn for us to be like, 'Maybe it is the things that they profess, the land of the free and the home of the brave. Everyone's getting a shot, any color or creed.' We dealt with racism in America, in that way, that there's a Black president," he told BBC Radio 1. "It still exists, as we see with Trayvon and Zimmerman trial that's going on. Of course it exists but we've dealt with that in some way. We have to deal with sexism of course. That's the next thing." 

Jay further explained that while he backs President Obama, he is not fond of politics. 

"My thing is about hope, hope that a person like Obama inspires in an entire nation and even outside of the nation," he said. "What I support, other than Obama is a great guy, a more than capable president, is the hope that he represents to a generation of kids who grew up like me, that they can achieve this American dream. I'm pretty much into that idea. The politics part really bothers me because, for the most part, these people are putting up arguments against each other and there's ego and there's all these things and it's about everything but people." 

Jigga also offered a bit of a solution with a smile.

"The government's too big. Let's shrink that," he said. "Let's get rid of all of these fuckin' assholes and shrink it to the people who really care and get things done."  

More of their conversation, including Jay's discussion about Kevin Durant, Roc Nation and J. Cole can be found below. 

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43 Comments

  • rich haverty

    Jay z is the biggest racist towards the white people,but he should be kissing there ball bags,whitey made him rich without a lick of talent.name a celebrity this ugly making his money.SO SHUT THE FUCK UP.

  • Jay-Z

    I've got 99 problems but I'm not one. Cuz I'm a bitch.

  • 2Pac

    Maybe having your slutty looking wife not post almost nude in magazines is the first step to tackling sexism. what a hypocrical idiot!

  • Anonymous

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  • Black niggas are stupid and hater till the end of time

    Hov for president FOOLS!

  • Anonymous

    Jay Z is successful because he is a CAPITALIST. Everything he does is smart investments providing a product people choose to buy. Its very strange he supports high-tax government which stifles productivity and has only limited prospects for younger americans. That's why his support of Obama is a joke. Handouts are not the American dream. Success and competition is.

  • wale

    Wale just gave a college student at Hamptn Univ a 25,000 scholarship. Will the HIPHOP blogs report on that. Its rappers out there doing positive ish

  • well

    Yall really listen to Hov like he is saying something and will lead the revolution. Please he is the same as the other greedy, racist, sexist people he is talking about. What a clown, and you all eat it up because thats who your role model is. WOW!

  • foreal

    we need a REVOLUTION

  • Anonymous

    lol this nigga talks about sexism remember this nigga made joints like big pimpin.

  • eh?

    Campaigning for Hitlery Clinton much? this dude is so in pocket now its a joke.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Kenny Wade

    By sexism I hope he means against men too cause every job I go to there's a female using head to get ahead if u know what I mean.

    • Ty

      If you said using "her head to get ahead" instead of "head to get ahead", "you know what I mean" would have been appropriate. You were straightforward in what you said.

  • Art Brooks

    People in government who care? That's fantasy thinking...

  • nigger and wigger hunters

    666

  • Anonymous

    We get it Jay Z rides the presidents dick. We understand he is the biggest puppet in the game. Cool story, who gives a fuck.

  • Gina R. Franklin

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  • B.dot

    The irony of the whole thing is that shrinking the Gov't and having less Gov't intervention would be something more of a GOP theory than President Obama

    • oo

      exactly! and he says sexism needs to end yet continues the cycles of sexism in hip hop all over mchg. hov 3rd greatest of all time tho i cant lie

  • COCA

    SHRINKING GOVERNMENT = MORE POWER TO CORPORATIONS = REPUBLICAN TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMY IDEALS = JAY-Z IS PART OF THE SYSTEM AND DOESN'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT PPL EITHER!!!

  • COCA

    WE DEALT WITH RACISM BECAUSE OF OBAMA?? SO WHEN WE HAVE A FEMALE PRESIDENT, WE WILL HAVE DEALT WITH SEXISM?? STICK TO WHAT YOU KNOW BEST. OH WAIT, YOU EVEN SUCK AT MAKING MUSIC NOW!!! SO JUST STFU!!!

  • Anonymous

    He's got a point about egos and politics. Its more about egos and parties than ideas, and is one of the things that severely limits the power of government officials. People try to make people happy instead of make things right. Thats why JFK took so long to act on racism. Political alignments are what ruin government, and is why Washington warned us of them 200 years ago

  • Bobyahed2dis

    This guys an idiot, he wants a smaller gov't but supports a president like Obama? that is the most hypocritcal thing i've heard come out of his mouth. That is exactly like saying MCHG is better than Tha Carter III cause it's just not.

  • imho

    jayz for president?!

  • Anonymous

    You can't shrink the government. It's more about policing what they do, and making sure they're actually doing what they say they will. Don't give them raises when the economy is down, or when Obama is on TV saying how we need change.

  • RealTalk1000

    His support for Obama shows Jay is smart on politics (i.e. not alienating people). His support for limited, smaller government shows he is smart on the economics of prosperity.

  • Fuck off

    fuck off take trips to cuba break all the rules illuminati money hungry camel. Fuck off hhdx how many god damn articles are you gonna post of this nigga get off his nuts,

    • Anonymous

      people who believe everything they see on youtube are just as stupid as people who believe everything they see on foxnews, msnbc, cnn

  • Anonymous

    This guy is such a moron, he supports Barack Obama but wants less government.. makes a ton of sense

  • Nick

    Hov has it twisted though. Obama is all about large government. Less government is a libertarian ideal.

    • Anonymous

      "In total, 739,000 GOVERNMENT jobs (in seasonally adjusted numbers) were LOST from the time Obama took office until now, April 2013. That's a decrease of 3.3%." ^ stop listening to Fox News they have your dumbass not seeing those "government" jobs are DMV, teachers, county clerks, police, firemen, inspectors for the Food And Drug Administration, Parks Department, etc. Who's gonna make sure there's no rat shit in your Hot Pocket without the FDA dummy, the Nestle CEO? lol

    • Anonymous

      U hve twisted Hov's words.

  • damndd

    man, that last line got hov soundin like a tea party member.

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