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Jay Z Joins Dream Hampton, Co-Signs Proposition 47 At 'On The Run' Show

by   Aug 6, 2014 09:06 AM EDT

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Jay Z has a hand in just about everything these days and he's adding politics.

It has become evident from his music and interviews that Jigga Man isn't a fan of big government but there are some things the rapper is supportive of and he voiced his opinion at a recent concert.

According to Vibe, Jay talked politics at a recent On The Run tour stop.

"Prop 47! California! Build more school, less prisons. More schools, less prisons!," he said before performing "Hard Knock Life."

Proposition 47 is an initiative to reduce the penalty for some non-violent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors to result in shorter sentences. The initiative would allow for funding used for prisons to be redirected into education, victim services, and mental health and drug treatment.

It also aims to reduce the prison population.

Dream Hampton—author, activist, and Hov's close friend—posted a video of Jigga voicing his support for the act on Instagram.

The caption of the post reads, "Many of you know that I've joined with #VoteYeson47 and @mrmikedelarocha push through a California ballot initiative, Prop 47, that will change petty, nonviolent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors and reallocate prison spending to prevention and schools. Thousands of poor people will no longer have felony convictions for petty crimes. Tonight, after many recent conversations about mass incarceration, Jay Z stood with us, from the Rose Bowl stage."

Check out the clip of Jay making a stand for Prop 47 below.

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