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Image Credit : Governor’s Office

Jay-Z answered the call from the governor’s office and hopefully he was able to shed some light on an issue that needs immediate resolve.

Gov. Cuomo met with the hip-hop mogul to discuss matters of policy and implementation and there is no question why he chose to use the rapper as a resource.

Jay-Z’s rap sheet and previous experience as a ruffian working the streets in Brooklyn – gives him a unique perspective and makes him the perfect ambassador for the disadvantaged and those who are unfairly persecuted.

But some are not convinced that a meeting with a rapper and the governor of New York has the potential to produce fruitful results. David Laska, spokesperson for the GOP expressed his doubts to Page Six, “Given Jay-Z’s history with the law, he’s serious a source on police policy as Vladimir Putin is on freedom of speech.”  “That kind of a photo-opportunity politics from the governor is the opposite of leadership.”

Twitter was also ablaze with critics who voiced their disgust at the idea of the meeting and mocked the proposed outcome.

It is worth noting that Cuomo also met with Russell Simmons to discuss strategies regarding the eradication of police brutality. At the end of the session, Simmons expressed the end result, “Today is the beginning of the end of police policing police.”

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  • Me

    what a slap in the face! are you kidding me? out of all the notable black figures in the community that have very well thought out ideas on how to fix the system, the governor selects the black man who’s response to criticism over his trip to cuba with a diss tape talking about flooding the streets w/cocaine? the man who calls harry belafonte a boy for calling him out over his lack of doing anything for the community that has made him rich? seriously? and then partner him up w/the man that peddles credit-killing rush cards to poor black folks so he could profit off their despair? those are the reps the governor thought to tap for this serious conversation? he must think we’re stupid. in fact he does think we’re all stupid & blinded by celebrity. the governor can go eff himself. middle finger to this joke of a “conversation among leaders”.

  • Mary Burrell

    He once sold his poison to the community he is not a good representative.

  • Cuomo is a neoliberal politician. He has received thousands of dollars
    from David Koch. Police brutality and racial profiling are scourges that must
    be eliminated. Cops harassing black people unjustly is totally evil and unjustified. We don’t need token reforms since token reforms don’t work comprehensively to solve our issues. We need revolutionary changes whereby the masses of the people benefit.