Jay-Z Mad at Obama?
1 year ago
Unemployment Is Bad No Doubt, but Jigga Isn't the Only One Angry About It
June’s unemployment rate looks super ugly, and none other than Jay-Z is watching the throne in the White House with words to say about it.
GQ reports that Jigga “gently criticized” President Obama saying:
“Numbers don't lie. Unemployment is pretty high. It's fucked up, but he's trying not to be the angry black man.”
It’s questionable whether that’s criticism, or Jay-Z simply explaining the difficult situation America is in and how Obama is trying to cope.
Today, the Department of Labor announced that in June the unemployment rate had a slight rise to 9.2% with only 18,000 jobs added. Black unemployment remains the highest of any race at 16.2%, which is twice the unemployment race for white Americans.
Obama may not be playing “angry black man,” but he addressed the unemployment issue today framing it within the urgency for reconciling the debt crisis saying:
“That means getting back to a place where businesses consistently grow, and are hiring, and where new jobs and new opportunity are within reach.”
The unemployment problem was not of Obama’s making, but inherited by him -- a fact that even Jay-Z himself acknowledged despite GQ’s interpretation of his recent quote.