Jay-Z on Gay Marriage

The rap star told CNN that he's on board with Obama

As hip-hop legend Jay-Z announced a live two-day Philly music festival for Labor Day weekend on the steps of the Art Museum yesterday, he also took time to talk about same-sex marriage and President Obama – and why discriminating against LGBT people in America is no different from racism.

“I’ve always thought it as something that was still … holding the country back,” the rapper said. “What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love.”

We’d also like to know if Mayor Nutter serenaded the hip-hop mogul with “Rapper’s Delight.”

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