Jay-Z is Willing to Pay More Taxes

The Brooklyn MC speaks on the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Posted: 12/09/2011 09:58 PM EST

Jay-Z recently sat down with CNN to discuss the economy and the Occupy Wall Street movement. In the interview he explained he wouldn’t mind paying more taxes as long as the money was being used for a good cause. “If it went to education, people in poverty, and if it went to the right thing, I wouldn’t mind,” said Hov.

 

He continued to explain that many of the individuals in the one percent would also agree with paying more taxes.

 

"Again, with my answer, I was pretty much in the middle of both sides because you can understand paying so much for taxes and then things not improving,” said Mr. Carter. “You’re like, where’s everything going to? It should be open accounting of where everything’s going. I’m sure if it was for health care and for education and to help people, I think most people with a conscience and some integrity and moral fiber wouldn’t have any problem paying more taxes."

 

Though the hip hop mogul recently experienced some conflict with his Occupy All Street t-shirts, Jay praised those involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement and thinks it’s a great opportunity for voices to be heard.

 

“I think it’s saying a lot all over the world that people can get their voice out there and fight for a better world,” he said. “I support all sorts of movements.”

 

Besides showing support for the economic movement, Jay-Z is taking time out to perform two shows at NYC’s Carnegie Hall on February 6th and 7th.  He recently held a press conference for the Shawn Carter Foundation to announce the concerts. Tickets will be sold privately on December 12th and limited public tickets sold on January 30th.

 

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