Here’s why Jay Z thinks Donald Trump’s presidency is a ‘great thing’

By: Meaghan Wray

Jay Z has revealed why he thinks Donald Trump’s presidency is a “great thing,” and it may be the best reason yet. The esteemed rapper appeared on David Letterman’s new Netflix talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction (to be released Apr. 6) and opened up about political activism, his childhood and, of course, his family.

Beyoncé, Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy watching the GRAMMYs
The Carter family looked super chic at the GRAMMYs this year

For a while, Beyoncé’s husband – who’s birth name is Shawn Carter ­– remained quiet about the current state of American politics, but recently his opinion has come to the forefront, resulting in some interesting responses from the president on Twitter. “Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!”

But nonetheless, the mogul has a lot to say about the businessman-turned-president, sharing that he feels Donald’s reign has made people come together to incite change. “I think it’s actually a great thing and here’s why: what he’s forcing people to do is have a conversation and band together and work together. You can’t really address something that’s not revealed.”

The GRAMMY winner continued: “He’s bringing out an ugly side of America that we wanted to believe was gone. It’s still here and we still gotta deal with it. We have to have tough conversations; we have to talk about the N-word and talk about why white men are so privileged in this country.”

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It’s clear that Jay Z is a family man to the core, having grown up in a broken home in Brooklyn with no father figure. After transitioning from dealing drugs to making a huge name for himself in the music industry, his priority is raising his own family right. When Blue Ivy was born, he said, everything “just clicked,” and now that he and his talented wife have 10-month-old twins Rumi and Sir, Jay Z just wants “to have the emotional tools that it takes to keep my family together.”

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