JAY-Z Optimistic About America’s Future Despite Donald Trump Being “A Joke!” JAY-Z has remained fairly tight-lipped regarding the current political landscape of the United States and the polarizing presidency of Donald Trump. Jigga even declined to answer questions about POTUS during this year’s Sundance Film Festival in January.
However, during a recent interview with BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo while in the U.K., JAY-Z broke his silence. The acclaimed rapper was asked to comment on the current state of America in 2017, and admits that, despite all the issues going on, he remains optimistic for the future.
“I believe that everything that happens in life is for your greatest good, and I don’t think that this is happening if we weren’t prepared to handle it,” he said. “I’m just looking forward to what’s next after that, because usually when things are darkest, then light is on its way. I’m not fearful.”
Despite not mentioning Donald Trump by name, JAY-Z did offer a few comments that were, make no mistake about it, aimed at the president.
“I believe that we are resilient, especially us as black people and especially the culture. We’ve been through so much more than this guy,” Jigga says. “This guy, I’m looking at him like, man, this is a joke, with all — I can’t even say with all due respect — with all disrespect. I just think he’s not a very sophisticated man, especially when it comes to the idea of until everyone is free, no one is free. Period. That’s just a fact. We are all linked some kind of way. So if you oppress a certain people, everyone is in danger, karmically and in real life. If I’m being oppressed and you have this big, nice mansion, I’m coming inside there. That’s gonna happen, that’s just how life is. So just on a practical level, that just makes sense. On a spiritual and karmic level, if we’re all children of God, then we’re all brothers and sisters, and at some point, if you’re doing that to your brother, then that can’t last.”