Just when you thought the Democrat party and Hillary Clinton couldn’t sink any lower, they outdo themselves again.
The Hillary Clinton Campaign has asked Jay-Z, an admitted criminal crack dealer who shot his own 16-year-old brother and stabbed a record producer to headline a concert for her campaign.
The concert — perhaps the centerpiece of the “closing argument” strategy built to turn out this group — would be a major coup for the Clinton campaign, which has struggled to excite young black voters. It’s a key part of the coalition they need to build to defeat Trump in several battleground states, but especially Ohio where she has trailed more consistently than in most swing states. High turnout among younger voters of color would make it virtually impossible for Trump to win.
Senior Democrats, meanwhile, have signaled publicly that Clinton has indicated staff should do whatever it takes to turn out young black voters and the concert is viewed as one of the last major voter mobilization moves the campaign will make before election day.
When he was 12, Shawn Corey Carter (otherwise known as Jay-Z) shot his own 16-year-old brother. Then, even after leaving the ghetto, he just couldn’t give up his violent criminal ways. In December 1999 he stabbed a record producer (Steve Stout) in the stomach. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for the assault.
During an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2009, he called drug dealers in Brooklyn his “role models”. “It was normal. And at some point, you become addicted to the feeling. The uncertainty and adrenaline and danger of that lifestyle,” he told Winfrey.
Jay-Z is not only a former criminal, but he also routinely raps about degrading, assaulting, and sexually assaulting women in song lyrics like: “I got 99 problems and a b***h ain’t one” and “Catch a charge I might, beat the box up like Mike/In ’97 I bite, I’m Ike Turner, turn up/Baby know I don’t play, now eat the cake, Anna Mae.”
His discography is a hodgepodge of racism, sexism, violence, drug dealing, and chaos.
So here you have a Presidential candidate who keep talking about how words matter, that is inviting a violent criminal who raps about degrading and sexually assaulting women, dealing drugs, and committing the most heinous of crimes to head up her get out the vote efforts.
I guess this shouldn’t be that big of a shocker; after all, President Obama himself has had this violent thug at the White House on numerous occasions.