The ongoing intergenerational feud between Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Harry Belafonte has garnered much attention and debate between the hip hop mogul and acclaimed Civil Rights activist-entertainer.
In an attempt to find common ground between the two, Oprah Winfrey recently weighed in during an episode of Jay Z's Life+Times “The Round Up With Shaheem Reid,” where the media maven admitted that both Carter and Belafonte are correct in their opinions surrounding social responsibility.
“This is what I think Harry Belafonte, my generation, everybody needs to know, and what this film says, people war in different ways. There are multiple ways to protest,” she said to Reid. “Jay uses his music, he uses his life, he uses his artfulness. His ability as a business man. That is his protest against all the indignities that not only he has suffered, but generations before him has suffered.”
“Harry Belafonte’s might have been going to Congress or marching, or so forth. Not everybody has the same way. That’s why this movie is so powerful because the father’s way was not the son’s way. Which way is right? Both are right.”
Check out more of Oprah Winfrey’s interview in the clip above.