- Jay-Z spoke about race and social media and how he wants to be remembered in a rare interview with a US publication
- The US rapper and businessman is one of the most successful rappers ever but he rarely opens up to the media
- The Dirt Off Your Shoulder hitmaker's interview was to promote his partnership with Puma
Jay-Z is one of the most successful rappers in the world. The billionaire musician-turned-businessman rarely speaks to the media. In a recent interview, Beyoncé's hubby opened up about race, social media, and how he hopes to be remembered.
XXL magazine reports that the superstar spoke to the Sunday Times recently. The article was published on Sunday, April 25. During the sit-down and in promotion of Jay's collaboration with Puma, he touched on a number of important topics, including race relations in the US. Jigga agreed that the climate of race in the country was "frustrating".
"We're still on Stop Asian Hate. We can't sit and cry over spilt milk, but we do have to acknowledge that there's milk, right?"
The Hard Knock Life hitmaker also spoke about the influence of social media. Jay hardly posts on all his social media platforms.
“You can’t give someone a microphone for 24 hours a day and [have them] not think they have to use it."
When the publication asked him how he wanted the world to remember him, the Roc Nation head expressed that: "I have no idea." He said he hoped people speak of him with the names of Bob Marley and all the greats.
Social media users shared their thoughts on Hov's rare interview. Check out some of their comments below:
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"I nominate Jay for president or Lebron."
"He will be remembered for generations to come."
"All of you on this comment section could really learn something from this icon."
Uzi is definitely impressed by the rap mogul's recent money moves. Jay-Z took to Twitter on Thursday, 4 March to reveal that Square Inc, owned by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, has acquired a majority stake in his TIDAL at a reported value of $297 million (about R5 billion). Reacting to the news, Lil Uzi Vert took to the micro-blogging app and tweeted:
"D*mn near 300 million on a weekday and Hov still said it was a weak day. Insane."
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Jay-Z, who is married to Beyoncé, said the new partnership will be a game-changer for many artists.
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