Jay-Z Claims That It is Insulting To Be Called A “Capitalist”
After defending his millionaire status and defending capitalism, Jay-Z appears to have effectively enraged his critics. The “Empire State of Mind” artist received criticism for his comments that the term “capitalist” is slur.
The lyricist of “N***as in Paris” and DJ Khaled appeared on a Twitter Space hosted by journalist Rob Markman on August 31 to promote DJ Khaled’s new single “God Did” which is taken from his album of the same name. The husband of Beyonce Knowles has responded to critics of his business endeavours and pro-capitalist approach to activism in a clip that has gone viral on social media.
Jay-Z vowed “We not gone stop,”.
Continuing, Jay-Z said, “We went our alternative route, we made this music, we did our thing.” After saying that, he continued, “You know, we hustled, we f**king killed ourselves to get to this space and now it’s like, ‘eat the rich.’ Man, we’re not stopping.”
Sadly, not everyone is impressed by Jay-remarks, Especially his assertion that the term “capitalist” is somehow invalid or pejorative because it was created to undermine the black community. Fans on the Internet also called attention to the contradiction between Jay-conservative Z’s economic beliefs and his lyrical appreciation of anti-capitalist radicals like Malcolm X and Fred Hampton.
“Jay Z talking a bunch of nonsense. Man implied that ‘capitalist’ and ‘eat the rich’ are words/terms that were created to keep black people down. Very unserious,” one person said , “i find it funny that jay z is so cultured that he can rent out art galleries and owns all these obscure items and has such an extensive knowledge of music and film but is somehow incapable of reading any literature involving the black panther members he enjoys mentioning lmao.”
The views of another were expressed as follows “Jay Z really was on that Space crying about us calling him a capitalist (he is). Then tried to say that calling black rich folks capitalists is similar to the n word. LMAOOO.” An further Twitter user wrote, “When Jay Z said on Murder To Excellence ‘I arrived on the day Fred Hampton died, real kneegas just multiply!’ & Then Fred Hampton Jr responded back with calling Jay Z, ‘Slave Z’.. What a prophet!”