O.J. Simpson has reacted to Jay-Z’s “The Story Of OJ,” and according to him, Jay-Z got it all wrong via VladTV;
In 2017, Jay-Z dropped “The Story of OJ” as part of his album ‘4:44.’ The song addressed comments allegedly made by O.J. Simpson while speaking to lawyer Johnny Cochran, who was defending the former NFL star in his trial. Now, O.J. has finally reacted, saying Jiggaman got it all the way wrong.
In a video that surfaced online, Simpson was asked what he thought about Jay-Z’s song and responded, “Well, first of all, [Jay-Z] didn’t say it right,” O.J. Simpson stated. “When Johnny [Cochran] was talking to me about it, and all that was going on was ‘Black, Black, Black,’ I said, man, f**k being Black, this is me. This is about O.J., You know?”
Simpson continued saying, “It wasn’t about Black or white. It was about, ‘These guys were after me.’ So that’s how that was expressed. It wasn’t about, you know, ‘I’m not Black.’ It was about, this ain’t about being Black, this is about me.”
I think OJ is right in the sense that initially, at least, the cops saw an opportunity to take down a high-profile figure and didn’t think of it so much in racial terms because, to be frank, OJ was their friend.
What happened was the cast became less about did OJ kill two people, but could you trust the racist LAPD with the evidence that OJ had killed two people?
The trial was more about the history of the LAPD and how they treated people not like OJ but just black people in general.
It was a brilliant legal maneuver that, at least for a time, kept OJ out of jail. OJ has been very clear over the years that he tries not to see things from a racial lens, but I can see how he can feel people got that part of the story wrong.
Watch O.J. Simpson speak on the Hov line…