With Hov slated to perform later on today (November 4) in Ohio alongside a yet-to-be-revealed lineup of supporting acts, Trump supporters are, of course, voicing their opposition to Clinton's benefit concert. One surrogate, Dr. Darrell Scott, is even going as far as to attempt to throw Jay Z's name directly into the mud, insinuating that the once-impoverished hip-hop mogul is anything but a good role model.
In a statement reacting to the news of this evening's rally, the senior pastor at the New Spirit Revival Church in Cleveland expressed his disgust with Jay Z, saying that he's someone who has "pushed drugs" and "glamorizes violence."
"Hillary Clinton’s hypocrisy is on full display again as she raises up Jay Z as a role model for youth in Cleveland," the pastor writers. "For all of her talk about fighting for kids, she has no problem sharing a stage with someone who glamorizes acts of violence and having pushed drugs in our local communities. Donald Trump has spent time meeting with our community and has a plan for urban renewal that will allow Black youth to achieve their Americans dreams through hard work, while Hillary Clinton continues to resort to stereotypical election year pandering."
While it's no surprise that a Trump supporter would say such things, it's still depressing to see that someone would attempt to slander someone like Jay Z, who has spent the later portion of his lengthy career starting and maintaining successful businesses, speaking out against drug use, donating to charitable causes and teaming up with his wife, Beyoncé, to continue spreading their legacy in as many positive and philanthropic ways as they can.
Dr. Scott can keep his empty fighting words, and we'll take Jay Z as the influential and legendary role model he is, thanks.
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