In an interview with BBC-1, Jay-Z discussed racism in America.
The hip hop superstar expressed his thoughts on the controversial George Zimmerman case and said that people around the globe expect the U.S. to practice was it preaches.
“Everyone outside of America was like, ‘Wow.’ There was a time when people were getting this sort of aversion to America like, ‘You preach these ideals but you don’t really practice them.’ You know?” he said. “That was a major turn for us to be like, ‘Maybe it is the things that they profess, the land of the free and the home of the brave.”
“Everyone’s getting a shot, any color or creed.’ We dealt with racism in America, in that way, that there’s a Black president,” he told BBC Radio 1. “It still exists, as we see with Trayvon and Zimmerman trial that’s going on. Of course it exists but we’ve dealt with that in some way. We have to deal with sexism of course. That’s the next thing.”