Millionaire rapper Jay-Z is mad at President Trump for using mean words. The Commander-in-Chief had an epic response for him.
Jaz-Z, in an interview with CNN, is seeming to blame President Trump for the racism, inequality, and vindictiveness in America. He points to the President’s use of the word “shi*hole” to describe third world countries.
He claims it isn’t enough that the President is making the jobs market better for black America.
“It’s not about money at the end of the day,” he told CNN. “Money doesn’t equate to happiness. It doesn’t. That’s missing the whole point. You treat people like human beings. That’s the main point.”
Estimates show Jay-Z’s net worth at over $600 million, and under Trump’s tax cut, that is likely to grow. And yet, Jay-Z seems to care more about words and feelings and actual change and opportunity. He and his wife Beyonce are friends with former President Barack Obama, and supported Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for President.
President Trump responded Sunday to recent criticism from rap mogul Jay-Z by citing joblessness for black Americans under his administration, before asking that somebody “please inform” the hip-hop star about the record-low unemployment.
Trump returned fire in a tweet Sunday morning, writing: “Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!”
The Bureau of Labor Statistics in January reported that the unemployment rate for black workers was 6.8 percent in December, the lowest rate in 45 years. The rate has steadily declined since early 2010, when it was at a high of 16.5 percent.
The exchange also follows disparaging remarks recently attributed to Trump about African countries. It also comes ahead of Sunday night’s Grammy Awards for music, at which Jay-Z is an awards nominee.
Jay-Z told CNN Trump’s alleged remarks initially invoked anger but are ultimately “hurtful” and “disappointing.”
The argument about whether Trump as president could help African-Americans — who often live in neighborhoods with underachieving public schools and high unemployment and murder rates — has been a controversial subject since Trump’s 2016 campaign.
“You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?” Trump asked at a rally in August 2016 in Michigan, in an appeal to black voters.
Here is the President’s tweet.
Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2018
The President received a number of tweets of support, but this one had a great meme attached.
💥Let the Rap Battle Begin 💥
— Deplorable Agent #99 (@writemombritt) January 28, 2018