Trump's feathers have once again been ruffled by a pop culture icon.
During a recent appearance on The Van Jones Show, Jay Z was asked for his opinion on the current political climate and, specifically, Donald Trump's controversial "shithole" comments. In a poignant response, the 4:44 rapper offered Donald Sterling's scandal as an example of how America continuously fails to address racism at its core. "You don’t take care of the problem,” he said. “You don’t take the the trash out. You keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable. As those things grow, you create a superbug. Then now we have Donald Trump, the superbug,” he explained to the show's host.
Well, it didn't take long before Trump's ego got wind of Hov's comments. "Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!," he tweeted.
This isn't the first time Trump and The Carters have had friction. During the 2016 presidential election, the soon-to-be pres took a swipe at Beyoncé and Jay Z's appearance after they attended Hillary Clinton's Get Out the Vote concert, boasting that he doesn't need their star power to pull in votes. "[W]e don’t need Jay Z to fill up arenas. We do it the old- fashioned way, folks,” he said during a rally in Pennsylvania.
Later in the campaign trail, Trump tried to dredge up controversy about Hov's use of profanity in his music. He told a Tampa crowd, “I actually like Jay Z, but you know the language last night. Ooh, oooh, I was just thinking maybe I should just try it. Should I use that language for one event? Could you imagine if I said that? . . . I’ll get in trouble. They’ll [the media] get me in trouble.”
Unlike Trump, Jay Z's distant relationship with social media leads us to believe our obviously bored President will not get a response any time soon.