In a video for the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN TV), Hova gave what he calls his “strong” opinion on the cultures positive influence on demolishing racism.
“Hip-hop has done more for racial relations than most cultural icons,” Jay said. “Save Martin Luther King, because his dream speech we realized when President Obama got elected.”
The Brooklyn rapper said that hip-hop’s impact is broad and unrestricted, touching the lives of people from different backgrounds and cultures.
“This music didnt’ just influence kids from urban areas, it influenced kids from all around the world.”
Hova went on to say that he believes racism is taught in the home; however, it’s not easy to teach a child to hate a particular race when their favorite rapper is of another race.
“It’s very difficult to teach racism when your kid looks up to Snoop Doggy Dogg,”
Watch full video below: