JAY-Z has been spotted in the Hamptons with Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey. According to TMZ, the wealthy business moguls were taking a casual stroll on Thursday (August 20) with a few other people in tow — sans masks or social distancing.
While it’s unclear why Hov and Dorsey were in the same vicinity, Dorsey did make a $10 million donation to Jay and Roc Nation’s REFORM Alliance in May. They’ve also been heavily involved in fighting two important causes — COVID-19 and racial inequality.
Jay-Z Hangs Out with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in the Hamptons https://t.co/PHA35XTEPh
— TMZ (@TMZ) August 20, 2020
Ironically, Dorsey and Jay’s meeting landed on the same day Hov was dragged from here to kingdom come for a line on his forthcoming Pharrell collaboration “Entrepreneur” in which he calls out Black Twitter.
“Black Twitter, what’s that?” he raps. “When Jack [Dorsey, Twitter CEO] gets paid, do you? For every one Gucci, support two FUBUs.”
The line activated numerous people on Twitter who had varied opinions. For example, when journalist Gerrick D. Kennedy wrote, “So Jay really has no idea how many of us have discovered Black businesses from Black Twitter? Or how many of us have gotten opps, or built businesses for ourselves from Black Twitter? Man, he really washed for that wack ass line,” he got a healthy amount of backlash.
One user responded, “Are you dumb? Jack sells our information to ad companies and we do not get paid a dime. That is high level capitalism. And you’re mad at the Black person who said something about it? I love how Jay & Bey makes y’all coons so uncomfortable.”
Are you dumb? Jack sells our information to ad companies and we do not get paid a dime. That is high level capitalism. And you’re mad at the Black person who said something about it? I love how Jay & Bey makes y’all coons so uncomfortable
— Anti-Divest hive? (@VisionaryIb) August 20, 2020
“Entrepreneur” coincides with the release of TIME’s cover package with Pharrell titled “The New American Revolution.”
In addition to The Neptunes artist, the issue also features conversations with Angela Davis, Tyler, The Creator, Naomi Osaka, Geoffrey Canada and others about “the systemic inequalities that Black people have faced throughout United States’ history, and how a more equitable future might be achieved across policy, medicine, culture, sports and education.”
The song is expected to arrive on Friday (August 21).