Jay-Z Inscribes Book for Bill O’Reilly
Right Wing talk-show host Bill O’Reilly received a surprising gift recently, when fellow conservative commentator Glenn Beck appeared on his show The O’Reilly Factor, and blessed him with a copy of O’Reilly’s book, ‘A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity,’ personally inscribed by Jiggaman himself.
The inscription read “Peace Bill, JZ. Off That.”
O’Reilly has been a longtime opponent of rap; he was largely responsible for getting good-guy rapper Ludacris dropped by Pepsi, and has chastised Jay in the past for “being racial” while celebrating Barack Obama’s presidency on Young Jeezy‘s ‘My President is Black.’
After receiving the book, O’Reilly launched into a routine with Beck, who once referred to President Obama as a “racist,” questioning Jay-Z’s intentions, and feigning ignorance as to the meaning of ‘Off That,’ an obvious reference to a song on Jay’s ‘The Blueprint 3,’ where the rapper says “This ain’t black verse white, my n—- we off that/Please tell Bill O’Reilly to fall back/Tell Rush Limbaugh to get off my balls/This is 2010 not 1864.”
“I freely admit I have no idea what they’re saying,” joked O’Reilly. “What are we supposed to think of this guy who does this racial rap at the inauguration, and then holds a benefit concert? Is he a good guy or what?”
The two right wing pundits then further discussed their views on race in America in 2009. “I’m tired of the race thing, I dont think the race thing works anymore. There are racists…” began Beck.”It works in the hip hop community,” O’Reilly offered, and was dismissed by Beck, who scoffed “Yeah, whatever.”
It’s kind of amazing to watch television people discuss racism so glibly, as if suddenly such issues are irrelevant. To quote Glenn Beck, “Yeah, whatever.”
Watch the clip here.