Andrew Yang struggled to name a Jay-Z song after claiming that he frequently listens to the rapper. Comedian Ziwe Fumudoh interviewed the mayoral candidate for New York City for her new Showtime series.
“I listened to a lot of hip-hop during like the 90s and 2000s,” Yang said when asked what he’s been “vibing to” lately. He clarified that he likes Jay-Z and Nas in particular.
“What’s your favorite Jay-Z song?” she asks. “I mean, he’s a New Yorker.”
"Yes,” Yang replies before taking a long pause. “What is my favorite Jay-Z song?”
After more pause, the clip ends without an answer from Yang.
Comedian Seth Rogen commented on the video on Twitter writing, "I feel like he was literally asking someone else to tell him what his fav J song is."
Yang's gaffe is reminiscent of Vice President Kamala Harris' opinion on who the best rapper alive is. When asked during the run-up to the 2020 Presidential Election, Harris answered Tupac. When informed that the legendary rapper is dead, she responded: "I mean, there's so many. I mean -- there are some I would not mention right now because they should stay in their lane."