Jay-Z on Gay Marriage

I just saw this on my Facebook timeline

There’s some talk online about Jay-Z’s endorsement being more powerful than Obama’s. I don’t really think that’s terribly useful. These are two of the most culturally important black men in the world.  I guess I’d like to think of their endorsements as a one-two punch, rather than quibble about who will make the most individual impact.

That said, I’m struck by the simplicity and the almost nonchalance of Jigga here. Even though I know that’s pretty much Shawn Carter’s demeanor whenever he talks.

Fuller thoughts to come…

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2 Responses to Jay-Z on Gay Marriage

  1. What about being black, then? Why are they so particular about who said which? What matters is they mean what they say not just because they are paid to do so.

  2. Jay-Z says:

    I guess I’d like to think of their endorsements as a one-two punch, rather than quibble about who will make the most individual impact. Great stuff!

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