Just like President Obama, Jay-Z is supporting gay marriage as he sits down in a new interview with CNN‘s Poppy Harlow to discuss the topic.
The 42-year-old rapper who welcomed his first daughter, Blue Ivy, with wife Beyonce Knowles back in January was quite open about the topic of legalizing gay marriage saying, “I’ve always thought it as something that’s still holding the country back. What people do in their homes is their business and you choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.”
In the interview, Jay-Z also says that he supports Obama’s stance for gay marriage even if it costs him votes for the upcoming election, “I think it’s the right thing to do, whether it cost him votes or not. Again, it’s not about votes, it’s about people. So whether it cost him votes or not I think it’s the right thing to do as a human being.”
In another interview with MTV News, Jay-Z says that he has stalled making music since Beyonce gave birth because he wants to focus on his daughter, “I thought that I would after my daughter was born. I thought I would be more inspired with all the new feelings and everything that I’d have to write about, but it really happened the other way.”
“I just really wanna hang out with her. I just wanna enjoy those moments for a bit and I’m sure that feeling of music will come back to me,” he explained.
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