Jay-Z Says Christopher Columbus Did Not Discover America

Jay-Z dropped some jewels via Twitter Monday afternoon in an “Ask Hov” session.

Twitter user @IgnantTone asked the “Magna Carter Holy Grail” rapper, “what was the inspiration behind ‘”Oceans”’ & ‘”Heaven”’?”

Jigga replied, “#factonly Columbus didn’t discover America.”

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Hov isn’t the only rapper to question the validity of Columbus’ voyage.

Never shy to speak his mind, political rapper Lupe Fiasco took to Twitter to question the nation’s holiday Columbus Day. Columbus Day celebrates Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the New World.

“Happy Unforgivable Youth Day!!! Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! Crash Course: World History #21,” the rapper wrote on Twitter.

Columbus Day has continuously been subjected to much criticism. Columbus has been attributed the title of discovering present-day America. Many scholars argue the idea of discovery if human beings were already living on the land.

Furthermore, Columbus’ “discovery” led to the slaughter of many indigenous people for control of the land.

Lupe Fiasco, born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, ponders his “existence” in a country without the influence of Columbus.

“Begs to be asked…If it were not for Columbus would I even exist?” the “Kick Push” artist asked on Twitter. “And if I would have would it be a better or worse existence than today?”

Lupe attributes poverty to Columbus.

“The Columbian exchange has left us not a richer but a more impoverished genetic pool,” he wrote.

“’We, ALL of the life on this planet, are the LESS for Columbus, and the impoverishment will increase.’ -A. Crosby Jr.,” he wrote.

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