Jay-Z Taxes – Jay-Z has the same sentiment as his buddy Warren Buffet about the super rich paying more in taxes.
“Me, personally, I wouldn’t mind paying more in taxes if it went to the things that really mattered,” he said to CNN. “If it went to education, to people in poverty, I wouldn’t mind.”
Adding, “I think most people with a conscience, with some integrity and moral fiber wouldn’t have any problem paying more taxes.”
Last month, Jay-Z came under fire when his clothing label, Rocawear, began selling t-shirts which read “Occupy All Streets.” But revenue from the shirts’s sales were not going to support the Occupy protesters, and critics said the rap superstar was cynically profiting from the movement.
On December 11, 2009, Jay-Z was ranked as the 10th most successful artist of the 2000’s by Billboard and ranking as the 5th top solo male artist and as the 4th top rapper behind Eminem, Nelly, and 50 Cent.
Jay-Z got actively involved in politics during the 2008 presidential campaign, where he supported increased voter participation and helped send voters to polling stations. He was an early supporter for the candidacy of Illinois senator and subsequent U.S. president Barack Obama, performing for free in voter-drive concerts financed by the Democrats’ campaign.