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Twitterati Respond After Jay-Z Compares Being Labelled Capitalist To Being Called The N-Word

American rapper Jay-Z has claimed that “capitalist” is a disparaging word contrived to shoot down the black community and recently he was subjected to constant condemnation on Twitter for that.

Last Wednesday, the 52-year-old rapper participated in Twitter Space which was hosted by journalist Rob Markman to promote his recent song “God Did” with DJ Khaled. The Young Forever singer tried to narrate a rag-to-riches story which took an abrupt turn, during the interview of 17 minutes.

At the same time, speaking about strengthening fellow Black billionaire entertainers like Kanye West, Rihanna, and LeBron James, Jay Z highlighted that they were “not gonna stop.” Further he said that society had tried to “lock” them out of the “American dream” and discovered the word “capitalist” as they rose towards success:

“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.”

The thing he said next earned him a lot of criticism from the cybercitizens as the rapper compared being called a “capitalist” to racist slurs:

“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**ger’ and ‘monkeys’ and shit. I don’t care; those words y’all come up with. Y’all gotta come up with stronger words.”

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Confusion was created among the users of Internet on hearing the singer and entrepreneur, who is estimated to be worth $1.3 billion, compared “capitalist” to the N-word. Several of them marked that the Song Cry singer is a capitalist too, given that he has gathered fame collecting millions of dollars.

Some fans also noted that Jay Z is deservedly being called a capitalist because he entered a multiyear partnership with the NFL, which would be adding more money to the bank without any doubt. The league has been heavily criticised for the treatment of San Franciso 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick declared that he was powerfully expelled from the league after he called attention to racial injustice and police brutality.

In an attempt to prove the rapper’s capitalistic tendencies, netizens kept on listing endless instances of the rapper obtaining millions of dollars in America. In an interview last month, Jay-Z slammed the popular anticapitalism slogan “Eat the rich” notion, pointing out that it’s unfair to bash successful Black creators.

“We’re not gonna be tricked out of our position,” said Jay-Z, “Y’all locked us out. Y’all created a system that, you know, doesn’t include us. We said fine. We went our alternate route. We created this music. We did our thing, you know, we hustle, we f**king killed ourselves to get to this space. And, you know, now it’s like, you know, you know, ‘Eat the rich.’” [H/T Sportskeeda]

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