The statement initially reveals Jay’s confusion in being booked with acts like Kelly Clarkson and Third Eye Blind. These two acts are normally booked for a more Caucasian fan base. After mentioning his state of confusion, he admitted that such a diverse billing and the success of the concert proved that his long-standing belief that there is no white or black music, just good or bad music holds true.
Jay-Z has been known to assemble some pretty diverse lineups for concerts himself. Jay signed acts like Pearl Jam, Dirty Projectors and Skrillex for his own “Made in America” festival on last year. Most recently, Jay signed veteran Hip Hop producer Timbaland to his Roc Nation Imprint.
You can read the entire statement below.
Last night I performed at the University of Arizona, I had a ball!! Through all the excitement and joking around (as well as the technical difficulties) I missed out on the opportunity to say something important..
On the show as well were Third Eye Blind and Kelly Clarkson.. I thought that to be the oddest pairing EVER but, soon realized, it’s what I’ve always professed..There is NO such thing as BLACK music or WHITE music only GOOD or BAD music..It’s stupid cool to like things that are not like you, and that goes for outside of music.. If you’re an African American you can have a jewish friend. Wait, does Lyor having some Israeli mixed with his jewish count? (Sure they are paranoid but, so are black people after they’ve smoked weed, haaaaa, and plus the JEW fro and the BLUEprint fro are the SAME thing.)