Jay Z tells a young fan she has "the potential to be the next president."
Jay Z has been making lots of public statements lately and one of his recent ones is been nothing short of inspirational to a young fan attending his show.
During his 4:44 Tour stop in Cleveland this past weekend, the rapper stopped his performance to look at a little girl in the audience, telling her a few wise words.
“You can be anything that you want to be when you grow up,” he said. “And I’ll tell you something: At this very moment, America is way more sexist than they are racist. Now you, young lady, you got the potential to be the next president of the United States. You believe that. You understand?”
The nine-year-old was put on the big screen where she nodded in approval to Jay's words. She then counted down with him to the drop of his next song "N***as In Paris." Watch the video below.
"On the surface, this may look like the story of yet another criminal rapper who didn’t smarten up and is back where he started. But consider this: Meek was around 19 when he was convicted on charges relating to drug and gun possession, and he served an eight-month sentence. Now he’s 30, so he has been on probation for basically his entire adult life. For about a decade, he’s been stalked by a system that considers the slightest infraction a justification for locking him back inside."
He later touched on probation being a landmine and one mistake can lead to a harsh, undeserved punishment, as Meek's current standing.
"Instead of a second chance, probation ends up being a land mine, with a random misstep bringing consequences greater than the crime," he wrote. "A person on probation can end up in jail over a technical violation like missing a curfew."