Jay Z's Interview Next to Hardcore Lesbian Oral Sex Is a Jarring Reminder of Rap's Evolution

Reddit-unearthed 1997 interview is as NSFW as it sounds

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Marc Hogan

Jay Z recently raised at least $1 million for young people who can't afford college. His wife Beyoncé's Beyoncé is poised for a fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. He's a partner to major corporations. He's a friend to President Obama. But in 1997, he could appear in a video interview with 2 Live Crew parental upsetter Luther Campbell as hardcore lesbian oral sex took place immediately to his right.

Gawker points to the above video, brought back to light over at Reddit. Presumably Jay was supposed to be talking about his sophomore album, In My Lifetime, Vol. 1, but mostly what happens here is a whole lot of NSFW.

As Consequence of Sound points out, if there's a respectable point to be made about this clip, it's how much has changed, in an era where Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and even R. Kelly are facing public backlash over various forms of alleged misbehavior. Hov often raps about staying true to his roots, but sometimes the old ways really needed an update.

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