Jay Z Talks Harry Belafonte, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, & Politics with Bill Maher

Bill Maher and Jay-Z

From “The Breakfast Club” to “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Jay Z has been covering all territory as he promotes Magna Carta… Holy Grail. Prior to the debut of his performance art film “Picasso Baby,” he joined Maher and the panel on his HBO show to discuss social, political, and pop culture issues.

Maher brought up his song “Tom Ford,” asking, “I’m sure some people are thinking, why is he on some white gay designer’s dick?” to which Jay responded with a “pause.”

He also addressed Harry Belafonte’s comments about him not doing enough for his community. “I didn’t think it was the correct venue. If it was a real problem, I’m not very difficult to find,” said Jay. “I didn’t appreciate that, especially dragging my wife into it was a bit of a low blow.”

He will be eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in seven years and wants President Obama to induct him. “He owes me a couple,” joked Jay.

He also debated with politician Barney Frank about the presence of police in the inner city. “I don’t really want to scare America, but the real problem is there’s really no middle class, so the gap between the have and have nots is getting wider and wider,” said Jay. “It’s gonna be a problem that no amount of police can solve because once you have that sort of oppression and that gap is wide, it’s inevitable that something’s gonna happen.”

Watch the full conversation below.

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21 Comments

  1. kris_smith87

    He seemed so cool and down to Earth here. Way to go Jay!

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  3. gary2334

    Drake be like..

    “I’m just saying, you could do better”

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  4. Savt1st

    Jay z for president, did not know he was into politics too.., well rounded man

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  5. vih in the House

    Tupac is still better, but Magna letter was Good

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    few Reply:

    @vih in the House, insecure shook ass pac fan.

    pac died at 25. Jay has ran laps around pac in every way. This coming from a die hard pac fan. let it go pac was never gonna be the greatest forever. yall act like just because a nigga dead he untouchable. kanye better than pac and big, em better than pac and big, jay better than pac and big. let that shit go already

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    vih in the House Reply:

    @few, haha I said tupac and bro got mad, Pac was one of the only ones true, and one of the best albums, now comes the talk jay, I’m a fan of him too. but without conparações please. pac alone is no more! jay-z speaks to him, who admits signal be second best. Jay can try, but I think it will not sell as He also

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    vih in the House Reply:

    @few, guess what, no one is as Fuck like pac, he invented the style Gangsta, and today these niggas “SOLD” think they are it. who is better? haha, please sales still speak what I’m saying. I’m a fan of both, but I can admit that pac did in 7 years what anyone will do.

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  6. BEYHIVE2013

    Hilarious! Love Jay!

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  7. Nina

    Best rappee alive.

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  8. fa

    He got dissed in so many ways:
    1.
    being compared to an all white group the Beatles( Translates: He will never be as successful as them)
    2.
    ‘you have a song called Tom Ford…why Sitting on the dick of a gay white man’(translates: Why idolize something that Hiphop doesnt accept, understand and support.What is ur connection to Tom Ford?)
    3.
    Belafonte was contoversial because he was touched by a white woman (translates: U will never be what he was to his generation)

    WOOOOOOWWWW…
    Bill Maher is gangstah!
    I loved that
    …and even more because Jay had nothing to say about all of that. Cause he knows Bill is right!
    JAy is living a huge rich bubble. I wish he could watch himself…and people always criticize Kanye …smsh!

    BUT: Love the fact that he mentions Madonna and fab 5 (and the Andy Warhol times…Many people don’t know how much Madonna was a friend and supporter of Hiphop since day one. She helped discovering the Beastie Boys)

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    Mon88 Reply:

    @fa,
    the reason he compared jayz to the Beatles is because the Beatles were high powered witches which jayz has risen to become just research it….madonna is also a high priestess in the satanic world of music….and harry belafonte like jayz is a black illumanti boule faggot just google harry belafonte and danny glover kissing, Danny glover is his boyfriend they practice man on man sex, also pedophilia at bohemian grove in CA which danny glover is a high ranking memeber

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    fa Reply:

    @Mon88, tell your shrink he messed up!
    Byeh

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  9. kate

    love him

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  10. #newrules#

    Thanks kate :)

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  12. vih in the House

    @@few Reply:

    I said tupac and bro got mad, Pac was one of the only ones true, and one of the best albums, now comes the talk jay, I’m a fan of him too. but without conparações please. pac alone is no more! jay-z speaks to him, who admits signal be second best. Jay can try, but I think it will not sell as He also

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  14. Mon88

    these 2 are devil worshipers and all partakers of their shows and buyers of jayz albums will burn in hell…..trash it all right now ask god for forgiveness and move on.

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    Community Against Racism Reply:

    @Mon88,what about u that read the post and commented on it. Are u excused from burning in hell also?

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  15. Community Against Racism

    @Mon88, what about u that read the post and commented on it. Are u excused from burning in hell also?

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