Jay-Z Gives Open-Mindedness, Third Eye Blind Their Due

Last night, Jay-Z performed in Arizona with Third Eye Blind and Kelly Clarkson, a genre-spanning bill that Jay-Z has something to say about. In a statement sent to Rap Radar, he lays out his theory that there is way too much genre-splitting in music these days, and he announces a maybe-facetious, maybe-not plan to book more shows with bills featuring big pop stars of all genres. (Even bands who are thought of by most people these days as ’90s one-hit wonders and whose frontmen take to the comments sections of blogs in order to disabuse those notions.) Unfortunately, there’s no new version of “Semi-Charmed Life” to come out of Hova’s epiphany, but we’ll give it time–in the meantime, check what he had to say after the jump.

Last night I performed at the University of Arizona, I had a ball!! Through all the excitement and joking around (as well as the technical difficulties) I missed out on the opportunity to say something important.. On the show as well were Third Eye Blind and Kelly Clarkson.. I thought that to be the oddest pairing EVER but, soon realized, it’s what I’ve always professed..There is NO such thing as BLACK music or WHITE music only GOOD or BAD music..It’s stupid cool to like things that are not like you, and that goes for outside of music.. If you’re an African American you can have a jewish friend. Wait, does Lyor having some Israeli mixed with his jewish count? (Sure they are paranoid but, so are black people after they’ve smoked weed, haaaaa, and plus the JEW fro and the BLUEprint fro are the SAME thing.) I think concerts like this should happen more often. ( Outside of the one or 2 festivals a year or “Zootopia”) I’m putting that into the universe..next up Taylor Swift and Uncle Murda!! Sorry I don’t “Tweet” (do I?) so this will have to do.. Love.

Obviously, I agree with Jay here, but we’ll see if concert promoters follow the University of Arizona’s lead on this point. (And p.s., Jay: I thought you did Tweet! Ahem.)A Word From Hov [Rap Radar]