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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…Shawn Carter.
He’s something like a Clark Kent of sorts…rap mogul by day, social justice warrior by night. He doesn’t do it for the recognition, he does it out of the goodness of his heart. When the rap game needs saving, he’s the one they call. When your favs are in trouble Mr. Carter is there on the double.
You may have seen a graphic going around on social media, activist Shaun King posted it to his IG page. It’s a picture of Jay-Z that starts with an apparent quote from Meek Mill, “Jay wouldn’t want me to share this, but when I was locked up, that man paid my legal fees. I mean, it was millions of dollars. I probably couldn’t have afforded it. Jay paid it.”
It also says that he paid Lil Wayne’s taxes when he was “really, really, really low”. In light of 21 Savage’s recent release from ICE custody, it was originally reported that when Savage was first detained, Jay personally hired lawyers to take on his case. Jay and immigration attorney Alex Spiro worked around the clock to free the Atlanta rapper, originally from the U.K., who was taken into custody for over staying his 2005 visa. There has been an outpouring of support for Jay especially via Twitter. Take a look at some of the tweets:
Jay Z’s lawyer is Top 2 and he ain’t 2.
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) February 13, 2019
Jay Z A Real Nigga💯
— BandupJefe (@asvpfreshco) February 13, 2019
I need to be as wealthy as Jay Z so i can just help everybody My niggas really coming thru with blessings and changing lives
— aka lil groovy (@itsDrewBanga) February 13, 2019
Jay Z is just an admirable person.
— 🏆 (@hannahabibti) February 13, 2019
— choptalkdigital (@choptalkdigita1) February 13, 2019
Thought this needed to be shared. Jayz is really trying to create change. He is putting his money to work for the our community and helping pull his friends up. Imagine if he had help from… https://t.co/sOU6To4ZDq
— Kareem Omar (@KareemOmar) February 13, 2019
Im going to be Jay Z when I grow up . Bet https://t.co/bcmlboSyQ2
— #26DaysOfDestinii💋 (@bbaabyd) February 13, 2019
Of course there will always be naysayers, but this is HUGE and no one can argue that he doesn’t have to do this. He does this because he cares about the game and wants to see this rappers win. Jay has come a long way from the block in Brooklyn and now he’s making sure other rappers have the same opportunites for themselves as he does despite their past transgressions. After all, he stands for Truth, Justice and the African-American way. Get it? Get? Bc Superman? Alright nevermind…