Jay-Z’s lyrics “seem to play into deep-seated anti-Semitic stereotypes about Jews and money” [VIDEO]

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The ADL Criticizes Jay-Z’s ‘The Story of O.J.’ Lyrics for Anti-Semitism
by Jordan Crucchiola
July 6, 2017

Jay-Z’s new album, 4:44, is a critical and commercial success, but not all the attention it’s attracting is positive. The ADL has issued a statement about the song “The Story of O.J.” from 4:44 that contains lyrics the ADL views as anti-Semitic. The verse in question…”You wanna know what’s more important than throwin away money at a strip club? Credit / You ever wonder why the Jewish people own all the property in America? This how they did it”… “We do not believe it was Jay-Z’s intent to promote anti-Semitism,” an ADL representative told Rolling Stone, acknowledging that the rapper has used his platform to combat racism throughout his career. But the lyric based on the damaging stereotype that Jewish people have a disproportionate hold on core industries in America is not sitting well with the ADL, since such stereotypes have long been used as excuses to incite violence against Jewish communities. READ MORE

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