JAY-Z Talks Saving His Marriage, Trump, His Mother & “Smile” on ‘The Van Jones Show’

blame it on Meka January 27, 2018

CNN commentator Van Jones, who signed to Roc Nation management in 2017, debuted his eponymous talk show on CNN today (Jan. 27). His first guest? None other than JAY-Z.

During their conversation Shawn opened up about therapy, his twin children, Agent Orange, Colin Kaepernick, Meek Mill, his mother and his song “Smile,” his marriage and more.

Speaking on the President’s infamous “shithole” comments, Jay said, “Everyone feels anger, but after the anger, it’s really hurtful… he’s looking down on a whole population of people, and he’s so misinformed.” He also shared words about his determination to save his marriage with Beyoncé. “For us, we chose to fight for our love.”

Watch highlights of the interview below.

“This has been happening. This is how people talk behind closed doors. There was this moment when Donald Sterling got exposed for a private conversation he was having and they took his team away from him. Ok, that’s one way to do it. Another way, let him have his team, hit him with penalties and lets talk about it, together. Because once you do that, all the other closet racists run back in their holes. You haven’t fixed anything. What you’ve done is spray perfume on a garbage can. You know, the bugs come, and you keep spraying. You don’t take the trash out and let everything grow. And now we’ve got Donald Trump, the super bug.”

UPDATE: Shortly after the interview aired, Trump took to Twitter (of course) to respond.


Hov’s response? Which, if Trump bothered to keep watching, was said directly after the ‘super bug’ comment.

“No, because it’s not about money at the end of the day. Money doesn’t equate to happiness. When Van Jones asked if, “No, because it’s not about money at the end of the day. Money doesn’t equate to happiness. He’s missing the whole point. You treat people like human beings—that’s the main point.