JAY-Z Stops Show to Tell a Young Fan She Can Be President [VIDEO]
— Amanda Waller (@naptural_mae) November 20, 2017
JAY-Z has been spreading goodwill and positive messages throughout his “4:44 Tour.” At a recent stop in Cleveland, Hov stop the show to give some encouraging words to a young fan in the front row.
In the video above, Hov tells a nine-year-old girl that she can be anything that she’s wants to be, including the next Commander-in-Chief.
“You can be anything that you want to be in the world,” Hov told the young girl who listened intently to his every word. “At this very moment, America is way more sexist than they are racist. But you, young lady, you got the potential to be the next president of the United States. You believe that.”
Afterward, JAY asked the girl to help him count down from nine to one before he launched into his performance of “N—-s in Paris.”
There have been plenty of highlights from JAY-Z’s “4:44 Tour” including most recently when he stopped his Dallas show to address Meek Mill’s “harsh” sentencing for violating his parole. He also voiced his support for Colin Kaepernick and slammed Houston Texans owner Bob McNair who compared NFL players protesting during the national anthem to prison inmates.
Check out JAY-Z’s empowering words to a 9-year-old fan above.
Released on November 21 in 2006, Kingdom Come is Jay-Z's ninth studio album. It was the rapper's first post-retirement album, after having declared The Black Album his final release three years earlier. During his retirement period he had stayed active in the genre while working as the Def Jam Recordings President and CEO, and now felt he could provide the rap game with a more mature viewpoint. In 2004 the "99 Problems" video had ended with Jay-Z dying in a hail of bullets. The scene represented the "death" of his Jay-Z persona and the "rebirth" of Shawn Carter. Jigga first planned to release Kingdom Come under Shawn Carter, but in the end he decided to have the album be a continuation of the growth of Jay-Z. Luckily for Def Jam, the album was an immediate commercial success, selling 680,000 copies in its first week—the highest of his career-and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. It was the ninth album of Jay's career to top the chart and tied him for third with the Rolling Stones for the most American #1 albums. In many ways President Hov had felt pushed into the quick recording and release of KC to save the label's year-end financial state (which, of course, the album did). A month later KC would be certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. Jay's original plan for Kingdom Come was for the entirety of its production to be handled by Dr. Dre. Unfortunately the two titans of the game couldn't ever make their studio schedules align, so Hov had to find inspiration elsewhere. However, Dre would contribute four beats and mix the entire project. Additional contributions came from Just Blaze and Kanye West, and relatively unknown newcomers B-Money, and Syience. "The Prelude" also featured the long awaited return of early collaborator Pain in Da Ass. Kingdom Come was nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award in the category of "Best Rap Album"; however the award was won by Kanye West's Graduation. #jayz #KingdomCome