Hip-Hop mogul, co-owner of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, lyricist extraordinaire and Blue Ivy’s poppa, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, says that he agrees with President Barack Obama‘s decision to come out in support of same-sex marriage because it’s the “right thing to do,” reports CNN.
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“I’ve always thought it as something that was still, um, holding the country back,” Jay-Z said of not allowing same-sex coupled to wed. “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.”
Jay-Z was interviewed on everything from the economy to his thoughts on GOP contender Mitt Romney, while in Philadelphia with Mayor Michael Nutter to announce a two-day Labor Day music festival.