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Was Jay-Z's Harry Belafonte Diss Taking It Too Far?

Jul 17, 2013 | 8:30 AM    Written By: Pierce W
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Jay-Z has always used his records to address public scrutiny or beef, and with "Magna Carta Holy Grail," he held nothing back. In addition to taking shots at Lil Wayne and defending Blue Ivy, Hov addressed the criticism sent his way by actor Harry Belafonte.

In August 2012, Belafonte shook his head at Jay-Z and Beyonce for not doing enough in the community, and wasn't afraid to call them out.

In a verse on his new song, "Nickles and Dimes," Jay gets back at the actor slash activist.

"I'm just trying to find common ground/ 'Fore Mr. Belafonte come and cut a n*gga down/ Mr. Day O, major fail/ Respect these youngins boy, it's my time now/ Hublot homie two door homie/ You don't know all the sh*t I do for the homes," raps Jay in the verse.

Considering Belafonte is 86 years old, do you think Jay went too far? For an older black man, being called "boy" brings back memories of a very racist, terrible time. It's likely Hov knew this, and decided to take the low blow anyways. How do you feel about Jay's verse?

Source: clutchmagonline.com

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