Billionaire Rapper Rants About 'White Man's Privilege' in America


Music mogul Jay-Z blamed President Donald Trump for “bringing out an ugly side of America” and added there needs to be a conversation about “why white men are so privileged” in the country.

The rapper, whose net worth along with wife Beyoncé tops $1 billion, made his remarks to David Letterman during the latest installment of the liberal talk show host’s Netflix program, which will be released Friday.

Letterman, a longstanding critic of the president, kicked off a political portion of his interview with Jay-Z by deadpanning, “I’m beginning to lose confidence in the Trump administration. What do you think of that?”

“I think it’s actually a great thing,” Jay-Z responded. He went on to contend that people must “have a conversation and band together and work together. You can’t really address something that’s not revealed.”

The performer then stated, “(Trump) is bringing out an ugly side of America that we wanted to believe was gone … We still gotta deal with it. We have to have tough conversations — talk about the n-word, talk about why white men are so privileged in this country.”

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Letterman agreed saying, “We don’t need any more evidence: Is he a racist, is he not a racist? I’m tellin’ you, (if) you’re having a debate over whether a guy’s a racist, chances are that guy’s a racist.”

Conservative commentator Candace Owens, with Turning Point USA, responded to Jay-Z’s remarks about white man’s privilege tweeting, “Are there any black people left that can’t see that @Beyonce and Jay-Z work full time for @TheDemocrats?”

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She added, “They are living proof that no matter how much money you have, you can still be a slave.”

Both Jay-Z and Beyoncé campaigned for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Christopher Harris, the executive director of Unhyphenated America, concurred that Jay-Z (whose legal name is Shawn Carter) is being used by the Democrat Party to promote race-based politics.

“(The Democrats’) ultimate goal is to continue to push identify politics, and they know that by using a familiar face, someone like Mr. Carter, to distract people….” furthers that end, Harris told Fox News on Friday.

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He further observed the tactic as a well-worn and predictable play by Democrats.

“I hear people now saying that President Trump’s a racist, but every Republican president has been called a racist because that’s standard talking points for the left to refer to anybody on the right as a racist.”

“Fox & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt lamented Jay-Z’s comments, noting that he and Beyoncé are proof that people from all backgrounds can succeed in America.

“Look where they came from,” she said. “They worked their way up, and they’re capitalists. I just don’t like the victim mentality.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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