Can I Get a… Song Name? Watch Andrew Yang’s Awkward Response When Asked to Name His Favorite Jay-Z Song
New York mayoral hopeful Andrew Yang had an awkward moment on comedian Ziwe Fumudoh’s eponymous Showtime show Ziwe, when she asked him if he listened to rap music.
i asked new york mayoral candidate andrew yang what his favorite jay z song is pic.twitter.com/UV8tQJXta1
— ziwe (@ziwe) May 22, 2021
“Do you listen to rap music by the way?” Fumudoh asked to open the short 29-second clip.”Like what are you vibing to?”
“I listened to a lot of hip-hop,” replied Yang, “during, like, the 90s and 2000s because –”
“What like what, Andrew, I got to know,” Fumudoh interjected.
“Well, it was Jay-Z and a little bit of Nas and –”
The interview then took an awkward turn for Yang.
“What’s your favorite Jay-Z song?” Fumudoh asked, as Yang looked around uncomfortably. “I mean, he’s a New Yorker.”
“Yes,” Yang said. “Um.”
“What is my favorite Jay-Z song? It’s…” he said.
After a brief pause, he threw out some lyrics from “Numb/Encore,” a song Jay-Z did with Linkin Park.
“Your favorite Jay-Z song is a rock song, by the way?” Ziwe asked.
— The Matt Skidmore Show (@ZachandMattShow) May 23, 2021
Shawn Carter, better known as Jay-Z, has won 23 Grammy awards (the most ever by a rapper) and scored a record 14 Billboard number-one albums as a solo artist.
Correction: This post initially said Yang drew a blank when asked to name his favorite Jay-Z song. A longer clip of the exchange, posted below, shows Yang answering the question by picking one of Jay-Z’s mashups with Linkin Park, “Numb/Encore,” as well as his collaboration with Kanye West, “Ni**as in Paris.” Mediaite regrets the error.
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