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Jay-Z‘s new album 4:44 has been getting tons of praise for the gems he’s dropping, but also flack for allegedly calling out Jewish people — although it was the most flattering mention ever.
Russell Simmons is not for people claiming that Hov was being anti-Semitic when he rapped about Jews owning all the real estate in America on his track “The Story of O.J.” Uncle Russ tweeted:
Simmons went defended Jay’s lyrics, saying:
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He also feels that Jay should not be forced to apologize:
Israeli-American talent manager Guy Oseary also spoke out, claiming that people took Jay’s words out of context. Either way, it seems that Jay-Z’s intention was very clear: teaching the Black community how to get things done.
Jay Z & Robert De Niro At The 2016 amfAR New York City Gala
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2. Jay Z & Robert De Niro Share A Few Drinks At The 2016 amfAR Gala.Source:Getty 2 of 7
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Russell Simmons Defends Jay-Z’s Alleged Anti-Semitic Lyrics was originally published on globalgrind.com