We don’t have enough time to unpack everything Jay Z said in a resurfaced clip from a social justice panel with Van Jones, Patriots owner Bob Kraft and others but it’s currently dividing the whole entire internet.
Hov basically said growing up in a single parent household can cause people to have an “adverse feeling toward authority” which causes them to tell police “f*ck you” resulting in interactions that “cause people to lose lives.”
Now, to be fair, this can easily be taken out of complex, twisted and misquoted but he does clump police killings with fatherless Black youths without condemning the trigger-happy cops who perpetuate the broken system which, naturally, sparked outrage across Twitter.
Peep the Twitter chitter-chatter over Hov’s latest controversial comments below…
Kanye watching Jay Z take his own dip into the sunken place pool: pic.twitter.com/Ha6FSQagNB— j. (@midcenturymoxie) August 31, 2019
Jay Z wants us to believe:— laya (like layer) (@layalovesya) September 2, 2019
•Black men disrespect police at a higher rate than white men
•Black men only die at the hands of police when they are "disrespectful"
•Disrespecting police is grounds for them to kill you
These are not only all false but laughably so... https://t.co/D9ZBxqNQw6
“Y’all respect the one who got shot, i respect the shooter” -Jay Z on police brutality— Try Jesus, Please don’t try me (@ThaMaineEvent) September 1, 2019
Jay Z found a way to blame black people for being killed by the police. Wow. pic.twitter.com/Llzgy9SV5Q— The Larchmont Carolers (@DCExplainsItAll) September 1, 2019
Jay Z going out sad, man. That whole thing his wife does when she speaks like twice a year.....she gets it.— America is musty (@DragonflyJonez) September 1, 2019
Jay Z really blamed the murders of Black people by police on the anger Black youth have for growing up in a house without their fathers.— Candice Marie Benbow (@CandiceBenbow) August 31, 2019
I honestly can’t believe I just watched him say that. I’m speechless.
Chess is a really stupid game.
Jay Z to the NFL after victim blaming Black men for Police brutality and solving racism with merch pic.twitter.com/BzZLRGs8e6— #CERB Anunoby (@AbuNahhhh) September 2, 2019
What also boggles my mind about what Jay Z said is the blatant decision to ignore the fact that police killed Black people who followed their instructions. People who had their hands up. People who weren’t aggressive in any way. He’s just mizing the truth for his interests. pic.twitter.com/UNwKSx70bs— Sihle Bolani (@SihleBolani_) September 1, 2019