Jay-Z unloaded on President Donald Trump over his reported comments on immigration — and maybe that’s why Kendrick Lamar threw his support behind Jay for president at the Grammys.
Ending his acceptance speech for best rap album Sunday at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, Lamar called out “Jay for president.” Lamar won the award for his album “DAMN.”, which beat out Jay-Z’s album “4:44” for the Grammy.
Jay-Z appeared on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show” Saturday, where he addressed Trump’s recent comments about Haiti and African countries. “Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?” The president reportedly said earlier this month.
On “The Van Jones Show,” Jay-Z called Trump’s comments “disappointing and hurtful.”
“It’s disappointing and it’s hurtful,” Jay-Z said. “Everyone feels anger, but after the anger it’s really hurtful because he’s looking down on a whole population of people and he’s so misinformed because these places have beautiful people.”
Trump clapped back at Jay-Z’s comments Sunday on Twitter. He didn’t actually respond to what Jay-Z said about his comments on immigration — instead, Trump brought up the economy.
“Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!” Trump tweeted.
Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2018