Watch ‘The Daily Show’ Defend Jay Z’s Honor Against Fox News
Correspondent Jessica Williams responded to the conservative network's characterization of Hova
On last night’s episode of the Daily Show With Jon Stewart, correspondent Jessica Williams took Fox News to task for referring to Jay Z (inarguably one of the most successful rappers of all time) as a one-time crack dealer on first reference — something Stewart himself described as a clear example of the political channel crossing the line.
Here’s what Fox host Sean Hannity said in a televised segment last week: “[Governor of New York] Andrew Cuomo thought it was appropriate to take some advice from a guy that admits that he sold crack and was a drug dealer and actually shot somebody,” referring to the politician’s recent meeting with the Jay to discuss the fallout from the Eric Garner case. In response, The Daily Show’s Williams offered a point-by-point takedown.
“Jay Z is the guy they keep saying they want all other black guys to be, but to them he’s still a crack dealer,” she said. Watch the entire segment above (via Vulture).