Despite name-dropping Young Hov’s summer album, Weinstein botched up a major reference.
Harvey Weinstein has now invoked the song to explain, in part, his decades of alleged harassment of women in the film industry. In his memorable mea culpa sent to The New York Times on Thursday, he says he’s a product of a sexist generation, vows to get therapy, wishes for a “second chance in the community,” and makes off-topic jabs at the NRA. He also says this: “Jay Z wrote in 4:44 ‘I’m not the man I thought I was and I better be that man for my children.’ The same is true for me.” (The Atlantic)
However, one report claims Weinstein may have tried to really pull off a genius quote.
The rapper does have a line on track “4:44” that expresses similar sentiments in different words: “And if my children knew, I don’t even know what I would do. If they ain’t look at me the same, I would probably die with all the shame. ‘You did what with who?'” “4:44” is largely seen as an apology and a response to Beyonce’s album “Lemonade,” which focused on infidelity. (CBS News)
Yesterday, a report emerged about Weinstein having undisclosed allegations made about him.
An investigation by The New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein Company. (New York Times)