Jay-Z released his new album, 4:44, to much fanfare and praise this past Friday, but not everyone is on that bandwagon. In fact, some of Jay-Z's lyrics on the track "The Story of OJ" are being considered anti-semitic. 

Here are the lyrics in question:

Many other users voiced their displeasure on Twitter, creating a groundswell of blow back against the rapper.

Others have been quick to defend the famed emcee, implying that those who think the line was anti-semitic are "reaching," among other things.

One high-profile defender of Jay-Z's was Madonna's manager Guy Oseary, who thinks that those who are outraged have simply missed the point.

"If you read the lyrics out of context I can understand why people are jumping to that conclusion," Oseary wrote in an Instagram post. "But if you listen to the song in its entirety you will hear that the whole of the song is based on exaggerated stereotypes to make a point. There are African American stereotypes throughout the song." He added later that "Jewish people do NOT 'own all the property in America.' Jay knows this. But he's attempting to use the Jewish people in an exaggerated way to showcase a community of people that are thought to have made wise business decisions [...]."

Check out the full Instagram post below.

I've received a few messages from friends wondering why Jay-Z is putting out anti-semitic lyrics in his new song "The Story Of O.J." ... If you read the lyrics out of context I can understand why people are jumping to that conclusion.. But if you listen to the song in its entirety you will hear that the whole of the song is based on exaggerated stereotypes to make a point.. There are African American stereotypes throughout the song.. The music video directed by @markromanek and Jay is entirely full of exaggerated stereotype imagery of African Americans.. Jewish people do NOT "own all the property in America". Jay knows this.. But hes attempting to use the jewish people in an exaggerated way to showcase a community of people that are thought to have made wise business decisions.. As an example of what is possible and achievable.. Yes, the "rich jew" the "business jew" the "jew that owns the world" is a stereotype which has been repeatedly used with the wrong sentiment.. meant only to harm the Jewish people. Perpetuating the absurdity that jews are taking over the world.. Fact: There are 7.5 billion people in the world.. Only 14 million of them are jews.. Thats 0.2 percent of the worlds population.. In my opinion, Jay is giving the jewish community a compliment.. " Financial freedom" he mentions as being his ONLY hope.. If you had to pick a community as an example of making wise financial decisions achieving financial freedom who would you choose?.. Im not offended by these lyrics.. I hear them the way he inteded them to be heard.. Giving "credit" to a community that supposedly understands what it means to have "credit".. I'm good with that.. 🙌🏽✡️

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