Rapper Jay-Z revealed his support of same-sex marriage in an interview with CNN. Coming on the heels of President Barack Obama becoming the first sitting U.S. President to voice his support for marriage equality, Jay said that he believes its 'the right thing' for America.
“I’ve always thought it as something that was still, um, holding the country back,” Jay-Z told CNN's Poppy Harlow. “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.”
“No different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple,” he added. “It’s really not about votes, it’s about people.”