Oprah Winfrey who over the years stated she had a ban of rappers on her Oprah show. Decides to launch her new TV channel OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) by having on Jay-Z. The preimiere episode will feature Jay-Z and Condoleezza Rice in a new series titled Master Class, that features celebrities and politicians relaying real life stories into the camera.
Jay-Z told The Wall Street Journal he immediately accepted Winfreyâ€™s offer to be included on a show on OWN, which will launch on January 1st 2011 as a joint venture between Winfreyâ€™s Harpo Inc. and The Discovery Network.
“I didn’t even think about it,” Jay-Z said. “I just said ‘yes.’”
Other shows include Life Is Not a Straight Line, Note to Self, Swell and Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind, which will spotlight Lady Gaga and Avatar director James Cameron.
Oprah has announced her syndicated talk show will end in September 2011, and that it will not continue on OWN thereafter. However she will host a new prime-time show on the channel called Oprah’s Next Chapter two or three times a week.
Jay-Z & Oprah In Brooklyn (Aug 2009)
Jay-Z – On Oprah (Preview) (September 2009)
Oprah – At The White House Christmas (Part 1)
Oprah – At The White House Christmas (Part 2)