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Jay-Z Weighs in on Obama's Gay Marriage Endorsement: VIDEO

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Jay-Z sat down with CNN today and among the topics he discussed was Obama's gay marriage endorsement.

Said Jay-Z:

“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It's no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple...I think it's the right thing to do, so whether it costs him votes or not - again, it's not about votes. It's about people. It's the right thing to do as a human being.”

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  1. Time for JayZ, Lil'Wayne, Kayne West, Eminem and Usher to make some music like Adair Lion from El Paso.

    Posted by: Carl | May 14, 2012 11:00:01 PM


  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_%28Gay_is_Okay%29

    Posted by: Carl | May 14, 2012 11:00:32 PM


  3. "you can choose to love whoever you love."

    If only love were a choice...

    Posted by: Xavier | May 14, 2012 11:46:42 PM


  4. i like it

    Posted by: gay ac | May 14, 2012 11:59:58 PM


  5. Whatever Bruce's opinion of his character, or Starpeople's opinion of his art, Jay-Z has a loyal audience of millions who look up to him. He is very successful, very smart, and he is unquestionably straight. That makes him a very welcome ally.

    The African-American community is less gay-friendly than some other demographic groups. The President, other leaders, and now Jay-Z are all helping to change that. What's not to like?

    Posted by: BABH | May 15, 2012 12:47:17 AM


  6. Bruce just compared Jay-Z to Hitler. Why? Simple: yet another gay white man angry that a black man, and a rapper no less, has extended grace and support to the LGBT Community when millions of trim-and-tidy white folks won't.

    Suck on it.

    "It's no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple...I think it's the right thing to do, so whether it costs him votes or not - again, it's not about votes. It's about people. It's the right thing to do as a human being.”

    That a simpering white homosexual could read those words and still find a way to make this "negative" reveals just how pathetic said white homosexual is.

    Jay-Z, thank you brother.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 15, 2012 12:59:53 AM


  7. Obama and Jay-Z represent the future. A good reason to be optimistic.

    Posted by: dh | May 15, 2012 1:52:16 AM


  8. Wow! What a pleasant surprise. I don't care what anyone says, it's the support from such diverse popular figures as Jay-Z and Ellen that will win this war for us. That Obama guy's endorsement is pretty useful too. :-)

    Posted by: Paul | May 15, 2012 1:57:48 AM


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  10. Rap is not music.

    It is a talentless disease-ridden corpse with no original ideas.

    Posted by: starpeople88 | May 14, 2012 10:26:21 PM

    You Dumbass muthaphucka!

    Posted by: CHRIS DACHOCOLATEBEARCUB | May 15, 2012 5:20:15 AM


  11. Whatever Bruce's opinion of his character, or Starpeople's opinion of his art, Jay-Z has a loyal audience of millions who look up to him. He is very successful, very smart, and he is unquestionably straight. That makes him a very welcome ally.

    The African-American community is less gay-friendly than some other demographic groups. The President, other leaders, and now Jay-Z are all helping to change that. What's not to like?

    Posted by: BABH | May 15, 2012 12:47:17 AM

    BABH...Just think about what you just said and think for a minute. Who created. D.A.D.T, D.O.M.A and all these marriage admendments all across the country?

    WHITE MEN.....I rest my case.

    That is far worse than any Black homophobe I know there is.

    Posted by: CHRIS DACHOCOLATEBEARCUB | May 15, 2012 5:23:12 AM


  12. His comment is important because he is an icon to younger blacks and his opinion will go a long way in changing the attitudes of his fans to supporting same sex marriage.

    Posted by: lk | May 15, 2012 8:30:34 AM


  13. Next thing you guys are going to say is that Jay Z isn't gay, Beyonce was really pregnant when her stomach folded and that this was not an opportunistic ploy to win favor with the Democratic liberal gays?

    Jeez, you guys are gullible!

    Oh and I'm black by the way.

    Posted by: Rowan | May 15, 2012 10:48:31 AM


  14. Chris: Certainly its true that white homophobes have more political power than black homophobes. But if you don't know that it's easier to come out if you're white, then you may not know a lot of black people.

    Posted by: BABH | May 15, 2012 11:39:17 AM


  15. @BABH. Really? That's new to me, cause I black and gay, and my family loves me just the way I am.

    Posted by: Frank | May 15, 2012 2:12:20 PM


  16. Very well said, Jay-Z, great....thanks!

    Posted by: Roman Bolliger | May 15, 2012 2:59:38 PM


  17. @ Frank: That's great, and I'm happy for you, but the plural of "anecdote" is not "data." Black or white, it's hard to come out. A great many young men and women are afraid to come out for good reason: too many families and communities still impose serious costs on coming out, cutting social, financial, and emotional ties.

    Those of us who have it good have a responsibility to help make it better for our unluckier brothers and sisters. We don't do that by shying away from uncomfortable facts. We do it by supporting our President, and now Jay-Z, as they try to help us.

    Posted by: BABH | May 15, 2012 3:14:35 PM


  18. @STARPEOPLE88 A little off-topic, but yes rap is a form of music. It's structured and has it rhythm and rhyme (most of the time). When it is intelligent, literate and meaningful, it can be quite inspiring. The problem is that a lot of hip hop artists (yes, artists) today rap violent, misogynistic and homophobic lyrics. Often the messages are not very meaningful, but that comparison can also be made to most genres, including country, pop, or heavy metal music.

    Back to the subject at hand: I respect Jay-Z for his comments. I think, as one of the previous posters mentioned, that he is maturing in his thinking as he matures in age. He didn't have to say anything, but I know that a lot of people look up to him (across many different demographics) and it's important for us that they hear those kinds of statements from people they respect and admire.

    Posted by: EBlyric | May 17, 2012 12:05:20 PM


  19. THOSE FINANCIAL ENDORSEMENTS FROM, Budweiser, HAVE CAUSED Jay-Z TO FORGET WHO HE IS. NEGROES SHOULD ELIMINATE HIM FOR TURNING HIS BACK ON NEGRO CULTURE. BUT FIRST, GANG-RAPE HIM, TO SHOW HIM THE "ERR" OF HIS WAYS. TRICK!

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

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