You know it’s an election year when music moguls are giving interviews on CNN.
One of the more political voices in the industry has to be Jay-Z, who has been an ardent supporter of President Obama since the beginning.
When the Brooklyn Nets was in Philadelphia recently to promote a local music festival, CNN’s Poppy Harlow grabbed him for a quick chat about the President’s recent remarks coming out in support of the gay marriage, calling it, “the right thing to do.”
“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back,” Jay-Z said, referencing the fact that same-sex marriage is not recognized nationwide. “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.”
When asked if he thought the President’s stance would lose him votes among minority voters come election time, Jay-Z’s response was ”It’s really not about votes. It’s about people.”
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