Ms. Tina Lawson had some very kind words for JAY-Z following his monumental business deal with luxury goods giant LVMH.
On Monday (February 22), Mama Tina took to Instagram to congratulate Hov on selling 50 percent of his Armand de Brignac company to LVMH in an unprecedented move. From the start, Mrs. Lawson was quick to mention the backlash her son-in-law received on the heels of his new position with the NFL and how he showed and proved with time.
“This is a love letter to my son-in-law Shawn Carter,” she began. “The reason why I was led to write this was because recently at the Super Bowl we witnessed the national anthem America the Beautiful and the halftime entertainment all being super talented black people !!! Everyone was psyched about it ! Each person that performed Jazmine Sullivan, Her, and the Weekend all slaying their performances and making Black Excellence shine and us all proud. I could not help but remember when J took on being in charge of the Entertainment at the Super Bowl , and saying that things would never change unless we had someone on the inside that could make decisions . Someone at the top . I read all the horrible things people said calling him a sellout and hating on him big time . But he kept it moving because every person who has affected change has been criticized and dogged by their peers.”
She continued on, bringing up his streaming service TIDAL and noting how so many others would rather support Apple, which isn’t Black-owned.
“It took a lot of guts and a lot of his money blood sweat and tears to start Tidal,” she added. “Tidal , has the best sound around and is an excellent streaming service . I really try to support every Black business but so many would rather support Apple . One day I claim that we will stop being crabs in a barrel . We will support each other. There is room for everyone.”
She concluded by celebrating the newest venture – but couldn’t close out without seemingly throwing in a little shade for cheating on Beyoncé by mentioning how Hov “admitted publicly when you’ve made mistakes.”
“But today Jay I salute you and your Latest venture in selling 50% of your Champagne Co to LVHM,” Mrs. Lawson said. “You are a bad ass brother and I hope that you continue to pave the way for others like you have in the past !! And I have seen such extreme kindness and generosity so many times that people don’t even know anything about! You are a true man who has admitted publicly when you’ve made mistakes in a very brave and classy way ! You have in turn influenced the Culture of Young Black Men. You are a Bad Ass brother. I love you so much!!”
Kevin Hart also sent out some kind words for the new venture. Check out his post below.