Rap Radar received an exclusive statement from Jay-Z following a performance at the University of Arizona that took place on Wednesday.

Hov began by expressing his confusion over being billed with rock group Third Eye Blind and pop singer Kelly Clarkson, two acts traditionally associated with a Caucasian fan base. Despite his initial reaction, however, he said that the diverse line-up confirmed his belief that there is no such thing as “Black music or White music only.”

Last night I performed at the University of Arizona, I had a ball!! Through all the excitement and joking around (as well as the technical difficulties) I missed out on the opportunity to say something important..

On the show as well were Third Eye Blind and Kelly Clarkson.. I thought that to be the oddest pairing EVER but, soon realized, it’s what I’ve always professed..There is NO such thing as BLACK music or WHITE music only GOOD or BAD music..It’s stupid cool to like things that are not like you, and that goes for outside of music.. If you’re an African American you can have a jewish friend. Wait, does Lyor having some Israeli mixed with his jewish count? (Sure they are paranoid but, so are black people after they’ve smoked weed, haaaaa, and plus the JEW fro and the BLUEprint fro are the SAME thing.)

I think concerts like this should happen more often. ( Outside of the one or 2 festivals a year or “Zootopia”) I’m putting that into the universe..next up Taylor Swift and Uncle Murda!!

Sorry I don’t “Tweet” (do I?) so this will have to do..


Jay-Z is no stranger to assembling a diverse concert line-up, as Brooklyn titan enlisted acts like Pearl Jam, Dirty Projectors and Skrillex for his “Made in America” festival last year. Most recently, Hov signed veteran producer Timbaland to his Roc Nation imprint.



UPDATE: HipHopDX has learned that the statement was made in 2009 and apologizes for any confusion.

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