Jay Z, the most powerful man in hip hop, has met with New York’s highest-elected official, Governor Andrew Cuomo, to rap on reform to the state’s criminal justice system.
Hov met with Cuomo on Wednesday to discuss potential changes to law, and to float the appointment of a special prosecutor following the controversial choking death of Eric Garner by an NYPD officer, the Daily Kos Website reports.
The rap-meets-politics pow-wow took place at Cuomo’s Manhattan offices. The governor’s spokesperson Melissa DeRosa shared a picture of the meeting on Twitter (see below). She later said the two men “had a productive conversation about doing a top-to-bottom review of the criminal-justice system, and how we can all work together to pass a reform package that ensures equality in the eyes of the law,” according to the NY Post’s Page Six column.