Obligatory Title: Jay-Z's Got 99 Problems, But Gay Marriage Ain't One
Personally, the only rapper I want to hear from when it comes to the topic of gay marriage is Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith from Kris Kross, but in the meantime I guess we'll listen to what Jay-Z has to say about this. During a talk with CNN's Poppy Harlow (Side Note: I wish my name was Poppy Harlow.) about stuff, Jay-Z was asked if he's Yay-Z or Nay-Z for marriage being legal for everyone. Jay-Z co-signed what Obama had to say:
“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It's no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple."
Jay-Z also said that it really doesn't matter if Obama's support costs him some votes, because it was the right thing to do as a human being.
Because I am pretty much a professional nitpicker, my irises took a few steps to the side at the word "choose" and moved all the way to the side at the word "in their own homes." This is rich coming from a multi-millionaire who owns 45 mansions across the world including an estate covered with iridescent dolphin tears on an island in Antarctica that you can only get to by hovercraft yacht. Excuse you, Jay-Z, but some people live with their parents, siblings and/or roommates and can't do their business in their own homes. Some have to do it in the dark part of an empty subway train, the last stall in the men's room of a bar, the last row in a movie theater playing LOL, between parked cars, a random apartment building room, etc... etc... So what I'm getting from this is that Jay-Z is pro gay marriage, but anti-public fucking..... and anti-homelessness. I see how it is.
And I can't wait for Newsweek to declare Jay-Z as "Gay-Z" on their cover.