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Jay Z’s 4:44 album has been receiving  great reviews from a lot of critics. Anti-Defamation League is not so happy about certain lyrics that was used on the record “The Story Of O.J. where the rapper says ” You wanna know what’s more important than throwin’ away money at a strip club? Credit / You ever wonder why Jewish people own all the property in America? This how they did it.”

The ADL made a statement “The idea that Jews ‘own all the property’ in this country and have used credit to financially get ahead are odious and false,” a spokesperson for the organization said. “Yet, such notions have lingered in society for decades, and we are concerned that this lyric could feed into preconceived notions about Jews and alleged Jewish ‘control’ of the banks and finance.”

ADL also stated it “We know that JAY-Z is someone who has used his celebrity in the past to speak out responsibly and forcefully against the evils of racism and anti-Semitism.” But scared that the lyrics “could feed into preconceived notions about Jews and alleged Jewish ‘control’ of the banks and finance,”

source: NY Daily Times