Jay Z Supports Recent Protests: ‘We Have to Organize; We Are the Power’
He did so after previewing his series TIME: The Kalief Browder Story at the Sundance Film Festival, and he said people have to come together these days in unprecedented ways.
"We have to organize," said Jay. "I've been in these meetings, I've spoken with people, I've done many things behind the scenes but most important we are the power. I'm sure a lot of you guys participated in it, but that display of woman power the other day was so amazing, and we saw the effect — that no matter what, no matter who's in office, we are the people that's in power."
Hov also talked about his gripping series on SpikeTV, which tells the story of Kalief Browder, who was wrongfully accused of stealing a backpack at age 16, jailed for for three years without a trial and committed suicide after he was released.
During his imprisonment, Browder was put in solitary confinement and reportedly received beatings, and it's something everyone should know about, said the Brooklyn rapper.
"We have to tell these stories, and we have to organize in a way that we never have before, because that's the only thing that effects change," stated Jay. "I hate to sound like such a cynic. Everything is based on votes, and who you can put in office."
You can read what else he had to say here and see a trailer for TIME: The Kalief Browder Story below.
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