Skip to comments.Jay-Z Declares ‘My Presence is Charity’
Posted on 07/29/2013 10:45:48 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
Jay-Z has responded to criticism from legendary actor and activist Harry Belafonte that the rapper has failed to use his celebrity in a social responsibly way. Last year, Belafonte reportedly said I think one of the great abuses of this modern time is that we should have had such high-profile artists, powerful celebrities. But they have turned their back on social responsibility. That goes for Jay-Z and Beyonce, for example."
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Jay-Z said,Im offended by that because first of all, and this is going to sound arrogant, but my presence is charity. Just who I am. Just like Obamas is."
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Not unlike the way Ben Roethlisberger would go to bars around here and expect to be comp-ed and not have to leave at tip, under the theory that “my very presence here is bringing in scores of business for yinz”.
Funny - TurboTax didn't ask me about "my presence" when I was filling out my Schedule A for the year. Do I get to deduct 100% of my time?
The deification continues.
I wanna know what JayZ and Obama text about.
Rest of the quote. Wow what an arrogant asshat...
“...Obama provides hope. Whether he does anything, the hope that he provides for a nation, and outside of America is enough. He continued, Just being who he is. Youre the first black president. If he speaks on any issue or anything he should be left alone Of course we want to challenge him to do better. I felt Belafonte he just went about it wrong. Like the way he did it in the media, and then he big upped Bruce Springsteen or somebody. And it was like, whoa, you just sent the wrong message all the way around Bruce Springsteen is a great guy. Youre this Civil Rights activist and you just big upped the white guy against me in the white media. And Im not saying that in a racial way. Im just saying what it is. The fact of what it was. And that was just the wrong way to go about it.
This is common. The celebrities are always being praised for caring just for showing up.
:: Ben Roethlisberger would go to bars around here and expect to be comp-ed ::
There are few young ladies that might want to discuss your definition of “comp-ed”.
Big Ben takes a liking to their...uhhhh...lipstick color?
:: Youre this Civil Rights activist and you just big upped the white guy against me in the white media. And Im not saying that in a racial way. ::
>>> media crickets <<<
Cletus be laughin’
What’s a Jay-Z?
...this is going to sound arrogant, but my presence is charity. Just who I am. Just like Obamas is.
I don't think the word "arrogant" quite covers it. Self-parody, possibly. This guy is headed for a long, ugly fall and a nasty shock when he hits the bottom.
I will revel in his fall. Him and his puke of a wife disgust me. All racism all the freakin time.
Narcissism, rampant among the entertainment industry and politicians. If you don’t follow God you become your own God.
Clothes, sneakers, rims, grills, “bitches”, and basketball.
They have “99 problems”, but a bitch ain’t one.
Beyonce and Jay-Z are worth around $800 million. I want to cry.
Uhhh, that's because it IS arrogant.
I see what you did there...
Is he national holiday material ?
I want another day off.
This loser likes himself almost as much as King Hussein.
Billionaires (probably) JayZ, Beyonce and their idiotally named spawn should just SHUT UP. If they want to show solidarity, why don't they buy a $5,000 house in Detroit or some urban cesspool, and live there for a few months with no security guards, no guns, no housekeeping help, just the three of them. They should do this annonymously without all of their bling that makes them recognizable.
Then, I'm willing to listen to how much compassion they have for urban thugs.
What disgusting hypocrites they are.
I know. We are through the looking glass. I wouldn’t pay a penny to see or hear either of them.
A comparison of their wives' ... assets.
Obama usually spends the rest of the afternoon sobbing in the Lincoln bedroom afterwards.
uh....Pride Goeth Before the Fall, Z....good luck PUNK.
Celebrities, by and large, are out and out douchebags.
You know, why is Belafonte going after 2 of O’bummers
pals?- remember they got to go to Cuba and praise
the dictatorship- Belafante should be ecstatic with
O’bummers leftisits!- not critical of them
My presence is an aphrodisiac.
LOL! Yes, it took awhile, because he was so incredibly subtle...
Materialistically wealthy, spiritually broke...and they either don’t know it or don’t care.
What’s next, him saying that he denies women his “Life Essence”?
so he can take atax deduction wherever he goes!
Too bad Wesley Snipes didnt think of that one...
I'm really glad this kid thinks he's all that because I sure don't.
My presence means Happy Birthday, to my kids.
Wait. Wrong presence.
Bow down, B****es!
He and his wife and Obama and his wife all have God/King/Queen complexes.
Oh one more thing, I can’t believe I actually agree with Belafonte!
Usually with someone like him their presence is due to a subpoena.
Foul-mouthed thug rapper. The only interests he promotes are his own. T-shirts anyone?
He added..."It has the ability to heal! Put a wilted flower next to me, and it blooms! All stand in awe of the greatness that is ME!"
>>Whats a Jay-Z?
An overpaid black jester in a black-dominated urban poetry industry—”but I don’t mean that in a racial way”. I would call him a minstrel, but he doesn’t really have any talents other than a great agent and producer.
Earlier today I checked out the latest “100 Most Influential Celebrities” list that’s put out by Forbes every year. If you want to know what’s wrong with our society, just peruse that list - Oprah, Lady GaGa, Beyonce, Madonna, JayZ, Howard Stern, Letterman, Dr. Phil, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and so forth.
He’s a good marketer, I’ll give him that....you’d have to be to pass that crap he does off as music.
>>Hes a good marketer, Ill give him that....youd have to be to pass that crap he does off as music.
That’s the job of the great agent and great producer and an army of other “peeps” who advance and protect his brand.
Where’s Barbara Billingsley when you need her? How does someone ‘big up’ someone else?
I’ve been watching some Jenna Jamison “movies” lately that may qualify...
LOL!! What maroons!
It is a new STD I think.
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