Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake Dedicate Song to Trayvon Martin at NYC Con

July 20th, 2013 6:01 PM
Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin during their concert at Yankee Stadium Friday night. In a video captured by a member of the audience, as the couple began their last song of the evening - "Forever Young" - Jay-Z yelled to the crowd, "Everybody put a cell phone and light it up. Let's light the sky for Trayvon Martin tonight in here":

Beyonce and Jay-Z Join Sharpton and Trayvon Martin's Mother at Protest

July 20th, 2013 3:36 PM
Kicking off a day of nationwide protests of the George Zimmerman verdict, hip-hop stars Beyonce and Jay-Z joined Al Sharpton and Trayvon Martin's mother at a rally in Harlem Saturday. The New York Post reported:

Bozell Column: Obama and the Callous Kanye Culture

June 15th, 2013 7:57 AM
Egotistical musicians often exaggerate their political influence, none moreso than the nattering, narcissistic rapper Kanye West. He has compared himself in global stature to Apple founder Steve Jobs, and has titled his latest album “Yeesus.” Rolling Stone magazine has posted part of a West song titled “I Am a God,” where West raps that Jesus is the “Most High,” but he’s a “close high.”

'Family Guy' Rerun Tops 'Women's Concert for Change' in Sunday Viewers

June 3rd, 2013 1:01 PM
As NewsBusters previewed, NBC aired the Women's Concert for Change Sunday, a virtual Who's Who of liberal performers. Despite such high-powered stars as Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez, as well as appearances by Jay-Z and Madonna, the show was actually topped in the ratings by a rerun of Fox's Family Guy.

Rapper Pitbull: Focus on Suffering Cuban People Rather Than Jay-Z, Bey

April 15th, 2013 10:11 PM
Rapper Armando Pérez, better known by his stage name Pitbull, used the recent dust-up over liberal celebrities Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Beyoncé Knowles traveling to Cuba to call attention to the awful conditions faced by people in his homeland. Responding to an earlier “open letter” by Carter in which he defended his trip to the communist dictatorship, Pérez did not condemn the musical couple…

Rubio: Jay-Z and Beyoncé Should Have Met Imprisoned Cuban Rapper on H

April 14th, 2013 10:35 AM
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) had some harsh words Sunday for Jay-Z and Beyoncé's recent trip to Cuba. Appearing on CNN's State of the Union, Rubio said, "I think it’s hypocritical of the people who took that trip because they didn't go down there and meet with some of the people that are actually in trouble today" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Actress Stacey Dash Told to 'Go Die' After Slamming Cuba Trip by Jay-Z

April 13th, 2013 6:01 AM
When music superstars Jay-Z -- whose real name is Shawn Carter -- and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter celebrated their fifth anniversary with a vacation to Cuba, the couple was criticized on Twitter by Stacey Dash, who asked: “Do you care that The Jay Z"s have taken the capital you have given them and funded a communist oppressive regime?” The African-American actress's question drew many angry…

ABC Fawns Over Obama's Pal Jay-Z as 'One of the Great Poets of Our Age

April 12th, 2013 12:20 PM
The journalist at Good Morning America once again showed how unserious they are when it comes to challenging Barack Obama. On Friday, the reporters covered the latest on rapper Jay-Z's trip to communist Cuba in an amused  tone. Lifestyle anchor Lara Spencer featured no Republican critics of the international visit. Instead, she went to Rolling Stone's editor for comment on the entertainer's new…

Lapdog ABC: Trip to Cuba By Obama Donors Beyonce and Jay-Z Is 'Much Ad

April 9th, 2013 5:10 PM
Lapdog journalist Josh Elliott on Tuesday offered no skepticism about a controversial trip Beyonce and Jay-Z took to Cuba. The Good Morning America news reader insisted that there was nothing troubling about the fact that the music power couple, who raised over $4 million dollars for Barack Obama's reelection, received special permission to visit the communist country of Cuba. (American…

Marco Rubio Quotes Rapper Jay-Z During Rand Paul Filibuster

March 6th, 2013 11:36 PM
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) late Wednesday evening quoted rapper Jay-Z on the floor of the Senate during the historic filibuster launched earlier in the day by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

Occupy Wall Street Supporters Among Forbes 25 Top Earning Musicians of

December 6th, 2012 9:50 AM
On Nov. 28, 2012, Forbes released a report on the 25 highest paid musicians of the year. Ironically enough, four of this year’s top earners were outspoken supporters of the Occupy Wall Street Movement last year. Apparently they didn’t see hypocrisy of being a top earner in an industry while speaking out against other top earners.

Jay-Z Substitutes 'Mitt' for 'B-tch' While Rapping at Obama Rally

November 5th, 2012 4:59 PM
Rapper Jay-Z while performing at an Obama campaign rally in Ohio Monday substituted the name "Mitt" for the word "b-tch" in the lyrics to his song "99 Problems." Before doing so, he told the crowd he didn't get it vetted by the campaign (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary, file photo):

Obama Welcomes Jay-Z Support, Violent, Misogynistic Lyrics and All

October 22nd, 2012 10:29 AM
Editor’s Note: This article contains profanity. Whatever else his electoral troubles, president Obama seems to have the all-important hip-hop star demographic sewn up. Rapper Jay-Z recently released an ad which detailed his love for president Obama, and encouraged young voters to vote with Obama in November. The president, whose re-election campaign has been heavy on soak-the-rich class…

Jay-Z Fans Get Metal Detector Treatment at Barclays Center, Streisand

October 13th, 2012 5:46 PM
Differing security policies for recent concerts at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center are raising eyebrows in the Big Apple. When rapper Jay-Z did a series of concerts at the new facility beginning the end of September, attendees were forced to go through metal detectors, but when Barbra Streisand performed there Friday evening, no such precautions were in place.