“There was a moment when Donald Sterling had been exposed as this racist on a private phone conversation that he was having and they took his team from him,” Jay-Z said, referring to remarks made in 2014 by the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
“And it’s like, OK, that’s one way to do it. But another way would have been, let him have his team and then let’s talk about it together. … Maybe some penalties..Because once you do that, all the other closet racists just run back in the hole. You haven’t fixed anything. What you’ve done was spray perfume on a trash can,” he said.
Continuing the analogy, Jay explained that more spray attracts more bugs as you’re not actually dealing with the trash — in this case, racism.
“You don’t take the trash out. You keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable and then, you know, as those things grow, then you create a superbug. And then now we have Donald Trump, the superbug,” he said.
“Donald Trump is a human being, too,” he said, adding he was just being funny. “Somewhere along his lineage something happened to him … and he’s in pain and he’s expressing it in this sort of way.”
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