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Jay-Z had quite a Saturday night before the Grammys. Following the festivities at the Roc Nation brunch, Hova stepped onto CNN to have a conversation with Van Jones on the first episode of The Van Jones Show.
During their 40 minute conversation, Hova was as political as ever speaking about Kalief Browder and the justice system, Colin Kaepernick, the #MeToo movement, and the President of the United States Donald Trump.
Jones asked about the economy and it’s good performance one year into the presidency. Jay-Z dropped a few gems on that very subject.
“It’s not about money at the end of the day. Money doesn’t equate to happiness, that’s missing the whole point,” he said. “Treat people like human beings, that’s the main point. It goes back to the whole thing, ‘Treat me really bad and pay me well.’ It’s not gonna lead to happiness.”
Following the airing of the interview, Trump decided to respond to Hov in a tweet addressing that the black unemployment rate had been in its lowest in years. Something Van Jones defended Jay-Z’s comments on.
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
Someone needs to inform @realdonaldtrump that I ALREADY asked Jay Z whether black employment figures redeem Trump’s presidency. And Jay’s answer last night on the #VanJonesShow was POWERFUL !!! … Watch the VIDEO for yourself: https://t.co/7Sv3rHKkmW https://t.co/jbHpkKOM5o
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) January 28, 2018