Z calls Trump's Haiti, African comments 'hurtful,' Trump tweets response

Calvin Saunders
January 29, 2018

When Jones asked Jay-Z if he thought that Trump lowering unemployment rates mattered, Jay-Z answered, "No.

NPR did report that yes, that rate is 6.8 percent, the lowest level recorded since the government started keeping track in January 1972".

No, because it's not about money at the end of the day ... money doesn't equate to happiness. Because it's like, looking down on a whole population of people, and these places have attractive people, have lovely everything. "What you've done was spray perfume on a trash can", JAY-Z said. You just keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable. As those things grow, you create a superbug.

Others said the unemployment figures, reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) earlier this month, had nothing to do with Trump at all, instead crediting his predecessor Barack Obama.

Finally, from Jay Z's point of view, this is precisely what led to electing a president like Donald Trump.

Jay-Z figured that Trump's vulgarities toward African nations came from some misconception he picked up in life, saying "somewhere along his lineage something happened to him".

Jay-Z was leading nominations on Sunday for the Grammys, feted by music industry heavyweights, and, in between, taken to task by the president of the United States.

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Jay-Z then addressed Trump's remarks that he's putting more money in African American's pockets, and his claims that he's lowered the African American unemployment rate more than ever before.

On Sunday morning, Trump added that jobs are coming back to the USA and that the economy is on the right track.

Jay-Z, who is married to megastar Beyoncé, is worth an estimated $810 million according to Forbes, making him the second-richest hip-hop artist in the US.

The rapper added that part of the reason that they wanted to stay together is because they wanted to break the cycle of the past.

During the candid interview, Jay-Z also opened up on the #MeToo movement claiming it "needed to be uncovered for the world to correct itself". "Missing the whole point", the "Made in America" rapper, 48, responded.

Jay stated that the current president's behavior is just really 'disappointing and hurtful. "That's the main point", Carter added.

"It goes back to the whole thing - 'treat me really bad and pay me well, '" he continued.

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