Last week, President Barrack Obama expressed to the public his feelings of endorsement towards the subject of Gay Marriage and during Jay-Z’s press conference for his ‘Made In America’ festival, he told CNN that he also supports the legalization of same-sex marriage.
“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back,” he said. “What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.”
When he was asked if he thinks President Obama’s decision will cost him votes he replied, “I think it was the right thing to do. So whether it cost him votes or not — it’s really not about votes, it’s about people. So whether it cost him votes or not, I think it was the right thing to do as a human being.”
Jay-Z has long been recognized as a philanthropist and his words come as no surprise to us. Overall, he’s a wonderful guy and he has even announced that he will be putting his music aside for a bit to focus on his daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. “I really just want to hang out with my daughter,” he told Billboard. “I thought I would be inspired to have all these new feelings to talk about. I want to enjoy this time for what it is.” “I’m sure that bug to get back in the studio will come back at some point.”
Watch Jay-Z Talk Gay Marriage Below: