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Freeform's 'Grown-ish' Puts AOC on Level of Beyoncé, Jay-Z

Culture
February 13th, 2020 11:58 PM
Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Zendaya and….AOC? Apparently, Freeform’s grown-ish wants their young viewers to see the socialist-loving Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as on the level of these popular celebrities.

Jay-Z Takes Heat for Saying ‘Fatherless’ Communities Treat Cops Poorly

Culture
September 13th, 2019 6:09 PM
Billionaire rapper and husband to Beyonce Jay-Z has drummed up social justice angst for recently surfaced video of him claiming that communities with missing fathers are more prone to violence toward the police. Well, no duh. However, in progressive circles, this is one of the most offensive things he could have said. What self-respecting progressive could ever admit that cops might be…
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Hostin Rants at Jay-Z Partnering With NFL: 'Ridiculous' 'Insensitive!'

September 3rd, 2019 3:06 PM
The View co-host Sunny Hostin was angry on Monday’s show, at the news that rapper Jay-Z had partnered with the NFL as an adviser for its “social justice initiatives,” without Colin Kaepernick’s consent. She was also outraged at Jay-Z’s statement that blacks were “past kneeling,” in protest at police brutality, calling it “ridiculous” “…

Bozell & Graham Column: Jay-Z Sells Out for the NFL?

August 24th, 2019 7:59 AM
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held a press event with the gangsta-rapper/mogul Jay-Z, and announced his company Roc Nation will take the lead in selecting the league’s live entertainment programming and advise on  its “social justice” initiatives. Jay-Z once backed Kaepernick’s crusade, but now proclaimed the whole kneeling thing was yesterday’s news. “I…
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Letterman Interview with Jay-Z: 'Trump Reveals 'Ugly Side of America'

Culture
April 6th, 2018 5:30 PM
In Friday’s episode of David Letterman’s Netflix Series, My Next Guest Needs no Introduction, “I Had a Paper Route Too,” Letterman kept with tradition and slipped in a question about President Trump with only fifteen minutes left in the hour-long interview. This week’s guest was rapper Jay-Z, a vocal Trump hater. So when Letterman jokingly asserted, “I’m…
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Jay-Z Calls Trump a Racist 'Superbug' Like Donald Sterling on CNN

January 28th, 2018 8:23 AM
Ian Schwartz at Real Clear Politics found hot talk about President Trump being a racist insect on the debut of the new Van Jones show on CNN Saturday night. Jones asked the rapper Jay-Z about the allegation that Trump talked about immigrants from "s---hole countries" (and Jones said the word again on CNN). Jay-Z called that not only "hurtful," but "misinformed,…

Racist Mayor Wants to Make America Great Again on BET's 'Tales'

Culture
October 25th, 2017 7:30 AM
BET’s Tales is described as a scripted anthology series of "song stories," that uses hip-hop song lyrics to create mini movies. The October 24 episode titled “99 Problems” is based on the lyrics of a Jay-Z song and boy does it have problems!

Jay-Z Dedicates ‘Story of O.J.’ to Colin Kaepernick ‘Love Trumps Hate'

Culture
September 18th, 2017 2:37 PM
We live in bizarre times. A famous rapper dedicated a song about a famous football player/murderer to a football player that sat out the national anthem because he doesn’t like America. Sounds about right.

Jay-Z’s Anti-Semitic Lyrics: ‘A Compliment To the Jewish Community’

Culture
July 3rd, 2017 4:25 PM
Jay-Z is not the left’s brightest intersectionalist. In his new album, 4:44, in a song called, “The Story of O.J.,” the rapper may have accused Jewish people of “owning all the property in America.” According to Hollywood Reporter, the song, “The Story of O.J.,” is an attempt to see the world through the convicted O.J. Simpson’s eyes, using…

Breaking: Jay-Z And Beyoncé Recommended Havana 'Paladar' To Obamas

Latino
March 21st, 2016 3:22 PM
Univision is now at the intersection of celebrity and political news.

Bozell & Graham Column: Mike Huckabee vs. Beyonce

February 7th, 2015 7:12 AM
Mike Huckabee, the once and future presidential candidate, is somehow controversial for attacking Beyonce and her gangsta-rap husband Jay-Z in his new book God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy. Beyonce is one of the most popular singers in America, and Huckabee acknowledges that. But pollsters are distorting his book. Conservative politicians aren’t really allowed to condemn the crudest excesses of…
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Heilemann Mocks 'Undereducated' Royals, Touts Beyoncé, Jay-Z, & LeBron

December 8th, 2014 9:20 PM
Has John Heilemann ever gotten this riled up over the commies ruling Cuba? If so, I missed it. But on his Bloomberg TV show tonight, Heilemann got on his populist high horse to blast the British monarchy on the occasion of the visit to the US of Prince William and Princess Kate, mocking them as "undereducated" and calling for the British monarchy to be "done away with…

Jay-Z Slams George Zimmerman's Not Guilty Verdict as 'Blatant Racism

July 26th, 2013 12:03 PM
It's been nearly two weeks since George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering black teenager Trayvon Martin, but the verdict continues to draw heated reaction from across the country. One of the latest responses came from Shawn Carter -- a rapper better known by his stage name of Jay-Z -- who declared that everyone knows the verdict “was wrong,” and it left him “really…

Jay Z, Kanye West, Madonna, and Rolling Stones Join Stevie Wonder's Fl

July 23rd, 2013 10:18 AM
As NewsBusters previously reported, Stevie Wonder announced last Monday that in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, he was boycotting Florida due to the state's Stand Your Ground law. According to April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, top stars such as Jay Z, Kanye West, Madonna, and the Rolling Stones have joined Wonder's boycott.