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Jay-Z didn’t hold back in a recent CNN sit-down with Van Jones.

The 4:44 rapper opened up, condemning President Donald Trump, addressing the need for therapy and why he fought for his marriage so hard.

In terms of #45, JAY-Z addressed the president’s past ’s “sh-thole countries” remark about Africa and Haiti.

“After the anger it’s really hurtful because he’s like looking down on a whole population of people, and you’re so misinformed because these places have beautiful people. This is the leader of the free world speaking like this,” Jay-Z said told Van Jones.

He added that “closet racists” speak in those terms “behind closed doors.”

Jay added, “You don’t take care of the problem. You don’t take the trash out. You keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable. As those things grow, you create a superbug. Then now we have Donald Trump, the superbug.”

In terms of his marriage with Beyonce, his infidelity and why he fought for his family so hard, he said he was trying to “break the cycle” of dysfunction between Black men and Black women.

“[She is] my soul mate, the person I love.”
“Couples experiencing problems can either “address it or pretend until it blows up,” he said.
“For us, we chose to fight for our love. For our family. To give our kids a different outcome. To break that cycle for black men and women,” he added.

Finally, the hip-hop artist spoke freely about seeing a therapist and the stigma many men face when it comes to mental health.

“Yeah, it’s a stigma,” he said. “As you grow, you realize the ridiculousness of the stigma attached to it.”

“Teenagers especially need help, the rapper emphasized, as young adults often “don’t have the language to navigate” their problems with everything from drinking to social anxiety to bullying.

“I think actually it should be in our schools. Children have the most going on. Their minds aren’t fully developed,” he said.

“How can you know (that) when a guy’s bullying you all you have to do is say, ‘Man, are you OK?'” he told Jones.

Of course, Trump wasn’t happy with the rapper’s comments and took to Twitter–to once again–call out another Black person.(Meanwhile, #45 has yet to say anything publicly about Eminem’s freestyle rap that ripped him to shreds. We wonder why)

But as Black Twitter pointed out, the president’s claims are just not true:

Bravo Jay for speaking your truth!


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