Popular American rapper and entrepreneur, Jay Z has opened up on his early life struggles and his success journey while responding to critics dragging him for bragging about his wealth.
While promoting his new tune that ‘God Did’ that also features renowned music mogul, DJ Khaled on Twitter, Jay Z revealed that he killed himself to become what he is today.
When questioned about his initial efforts to improve the earnings potential for other black performers, like Rihanna and Kanye West, Jay-Z responded by saying “Yeah, we’re not gonna stop. You know, hip hop is young, we still growing, and we’re not falling for that tricknology whatever, you know, this public puts out there.”
“Before was the American dream, ‘Pull yourself by the bootstraps, and you can make yourself…you can make it in America,’ all these lies that America told us our whole life,” he continued.
“And then when we start getting in, they tried to lock us out of it. They start inventing words like you know, ‘capitalist,’ you know, things like that. I mean, you know, we’ve been called ‘n****r’ and ‘monkeys’ and shit. I don’t care; those words y’all come up with. Y’all gotta come up with stronger words.”
Jay-Z added: “We went our alternative route, we made this music, we did our thing. You know, we hustled, we fucking killed ourselves to get to this space and now it’s like, ‘eat the rich.’ man, we’re not stopping.”
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