Jay-Z and David Letterman proceed to tease clips from the rapper’s upcoming episode on the late evening host’s Netflix present, My Subsequent Visitor Wants No Introduction. Within the newest preview, Jay-Z — who has been outspoken towards the present President for the previous 12 months — notes that whereas Trump’s ascent has triggered rifts in American tradition, it has additionally prompted much-needed dialogue about most of the underlying points which have triggered a lot battle.
When Letterman asks Jay about his evaluation of the presidency to this point, deadpanning that, “I’m starting to lose confidence within the Trump administration,” to his visitor’s amusement, Jay-Z offers a usually eloquent, well-reasoned response.
“I believe it’s really an important factor,” he says. “[What Trump] is forcing folks to do is have a dialog and band collectively and work collectively. You possibly can’t actually handle one thing that’s not revealed. He’s bringing out an unsightly facet of America that we needed to imagine was gone, nevertheless it’s nonetheless right here and we nonetheless gotta cope with it. We now have to have the powerful conversations; we’ve to speak concerning the N-word, we’ve to speak about why white males are so privileged on this nation.”
Letterman, for his half, agrees, including, “We don’t want anymore proof. ‘Is he a racist?’ ‘Is he not a racist?’ I’m tellin’ you, you’re having a debate over whether or not a man’s a racist, likelihood is that man’s a racist.”
Letterman’s friends have included hour-long interviews with such topics as Malala Yousafzai and Barack Obama, so Jay-Z is in good firm. The complete interview premieres this Friday, April 6 on Netflix.
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