Brooklyn native and rap mogul Jay-Z understands the power of a man's voice. His voice is more powerful than almost any other women's voice in his industry mainly because he is simply a man. So, where is his statement ordering the country to back off his wife? Jay-Z's silence says so much, but what exactly is the message?
We are all familiar by now with the brouhaha about Beyonce' lip-syncing the National Anthem at President Obama's 2013 Inauguration. Fox News and many other media sources and publications have been ripping into the pop star for what they perceive to be one of the most horrible things in history. The singer finally released a statement saying that she was, "disappointed in America." A great many people have asked questions but have yet to ask the most pertinent--where is her husband.
Jay-Z released a statement defending rapper Kanye West during the Taylor Swift debacle at the 2010 MTV Music Awards, where West rudely interrupted Swift's acceptance speech, and defended Gwyneth Paltrow for her use of the "N" word. What is his silence on Beyonce's singing flub saying to the world? A great deal.
Black men don't defend black women. This is the message that is being sent around the world. No matter how wealthy, beautiful, famous, successful, or married that black woman is, no one will come out to defend her. This is why Fox News and radio personality, Rush Limbaugh, feel so free to bash Beyonce' Knowles. Not only do they have no fear of what her husband will say, they have no fear of her father surfacing to defend his daughter either.
Now, perhaps all the rumors are to be believed: Jay-Z allegedly cheating on his wife; Jay-Z allegedly leaving Beyonce' at the 2010 MTV Music Awards because she defended Swift and went against "The Camp." Maybe there is some merit to these statements and many others.
For all those who have ever wondered what the two celeb's marriage must really be like, you don't have to wait for Beyonce's HBO documentary, which will air in February, just listen to the silence of another black man who is telling the world he does not value black women. Not even his wife.