New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has found an ally in Jay Z for his proposed seven-point package to reform the relations between the police and the public.

According to Billboard, the Brooklyn rapper released a statement after Cuomo's State of the State address this week. Some of the governor's key points in his package include a special prosecutor to investigate special cases similar to the Eric Garner incident last July. He also suggests that an independent group would look into cases that involved the death of an unarmed civilian or cases that don't end up in front of a grand jury.

"I commend Governor Cuomo for his bold leadership in taking this issue head on at this critical time," the BK rapper said in a statement to Capitol Confidential. "This package presents comprehensive steps to protect and improve relations amongst all citizens. We cannot be divided, as every single human being matters. Together, we can move forward as a community, with mutual respect for each other and continue to make this great state stronger than ever before."

Critics have slammed Cuomo's plan by calling it "un-American" since some of the actions will conflict with court proceedings. On the upside, they've showed support to some of the governor's other plans like more funding for bullet-proof vests and possible bullet-proof glass in squad cars.

Jay Z's support might come as a surprise to many, but the Roc Nation rapper has spoken out about police brutality and even acted as connector to getting the Brooklyn Nets to wear the "I Can't Breathe" t-shirts while meeting Prince Williams and Kate at the Barclays Center last year.

Source: Billboard | Photo Credit: Splash News