Jeezy, who appeared quite presidential on the cover of his eighth studio album, Church In These Streets, visited the set of CNN to discuss a myriad of topics while more than holding his own. The Atlanta rapper dished on several topics including Black Lives Matter, the ongoing presidential campaigns, and premiered a snippet for an upcoming video as well.
Jeezy has embraced his role as an elder statesman in Hip-Hop, using his platform to still wax his typical street-tough fare but also puts forth the air of an O.G. who’s seen it all and wants change. Jeezy openly voiced his support of the Black Lives Matter group, most especially, the recent protests at the Mall of America.
As Black Lives Matter activists rallied at the Mall of America Wednesday to protest the killing of Jamar Clark by police in North Minneapolis last month, CNN’s Don Lemon talked to Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy, who is an outspoken supporter of the movement.
“I think that if it only took 20 people to get the attention of CNN and the rest of the world, they’re on to a great start,” Jeezy said.
The CTE boss shared a snippet of his “Sweet Life” video, featuring songstress Janelle Monae. The track is the fourth single from the latest release. Jeezy also voiced support for the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders while levying some criticism towards Donald Trump.
Watch the interview in the clip below.
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