Rapper Jay-Z has spoken out about gay marriage, saying that he believes legalizing it is simply the right thing to do.
During an interview with CNN the rapper expressed his disdain over discrimination of any kind.
After the birth of his daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, earlier this year, Jay-Z made the decision to never use the “b word” to regard women in a derogatory manor from here on out.
He explained, “I’ve always thought [of] it as something that was still, um, holding the country back.”
“What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. [It] is no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.”
Last week, President Barack Obama came out in support of gay marriage, an issue he has avoided at all costs for the past four years. When Jay-Z was asked if he thought this stance would hurt support of the President among the black community, he claimed it wouldn’t matter.
“It’s really not about votes. It’s about people… I think it’s the right thing to do.”