Jay Z had a recent meeting with Governor Cuomo the other day with Russel Simmons and Common as well. During the productive meeting conversations occurred surrounding the current injustices that have been occurring,and to review criminal justice polices. However that is not the news that made the headlines through Fox News and The New York Post. Both outlets referred to Jay Z as a “former crack dealer” as a form of demeaning the accomplishments he has made and how far he has come from his past. Check out the headlines from both below:

New York Post: Cuomo has policing powwow with rap mogul (and ex-crack dealer)
Fox News: Andrew Cuomo Meets With Admitted Former Crack Dealer Jay-Z to Discuss Police Policy.

It went even further than just the inciting headline to say the least. The articles and news cast were full of thee MOST shade we have ever seen. They took a positive moment and turned into an opportunty to berate him for his past. Take a look at what was said below:

When you need advice on a subject, you go to an expert.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) did just that when he had a policy meeting on the subject of how cops enforce the laws with hip-hop mogul Jay Z — who earned most of his expertise in crime as a crack dealer.

The rapper built his musical career on songs about his past criminal exploits slinging crack in Brooklyn’s Marcy housing project.

One online report lists 187 references to crack or cocaine on his 12 solo albums, including last year’s chart-topping “Magna Carta Holy Grail.”

In addition to his rap boasts about drug dealing, his criminal justice experience includes being charged with stabbing people and bashing them on their heads with bottles at his favorite city nightclubs.

Fox News… I have no words for them. They always have an interesting take… on things that concern people of color. We’ll see how Jay Z responds to this low blow attack… if he responds at all.

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