Jay-Z Defends Michael Phelps’ Right To Be Young and Smoke Weed

04.20.09 Will Sherman

jay-z-cigar-aficianadoAlong with his cover appearance on the June issue of Cigar Aficionado magazine, rapper Jay-Z comes to the defense of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, who made headlines when a British tabloid printed photos of the 23-year-old smoking a bong at a college party. Pointing out far worse atrocities, like the financial fraud committed by Princeton and Harvard graduates, Jay-Z suggested that people lay off Phelps: “He’s 23. What’s he gonna do? He’s a kid. He’s going to experiment.” |HipHopDX|