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Jay-Z: Obama and I are superstars, just showing up is ‘charity’

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So much for the old proverb that actions speak louder than words.

In responding to criticism directed at him by far-left moonbat Harry Belafonte on social responsibility, recording artist Jay-Z claims much like President Obama, his presence alone “is charity.”

Fresh off his controversial vacation in Cuba with wife Beyonce, a trip Jay-Z claims he got “White House clearance” for and one that did not include a visit to the prisons on the communist island where dissidents and artists like himself currently rot, Jay-Z said of the criticism:

“I’m offended by that because first of all, and this is going to sound arrogant, but my presence is charity. Just who I am. Just like Obama’s is. Obama provides hope. Whether he does anything, the hope that he provides for a nation, and outside of America is enough.”

Talk about stunning arrogance, that’s one thing he does share in common with Obama. As for the first black president, Jay-Z said “just being who he is” on it’s own is enough. “If he speaks on any issue or anything he should be left alone,” the rapper said.

Last year, Belafonte reportedly said, according to the Wall Street Journal: “I think one of the great abuses of this modern time is that we should have had such high-profile artists, powerful celebrities. But they have turned their back on social responsibility. That goes for Jay-Z and Beyonce, for example.”

H/T Independent Journal Review

Jay-Z also took issue when he was compared to “the white guy.” Regarding social responsibility, Belafonte said, “Give me Bruce Springsteen, and now you’re talking.”

“You’re this Civil Rights activist and you just big upped the white guy against me in the white media. And I’m not saying that in a racial way. I’m just saying what it is. The fact of what it was. And that was just the wrong way to go about it.”

Tom Tillison

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