John Oliver Reveals Just How Badly Jay Z Wanted One of Those ‘Make Donald Drumpf Again’ Hats
John Oliver Reveals Just How Badly Jay Z Wanted One of Those 'Drumpf' Hats
The host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight took the opportunity to sit on the other side of the desk when he appeared as a guest Monday night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The British comedian was most incredulous about how much he has had to focus on the American election in his new role — and specifically on Donald Trump — which he admittedly never saw coming.
Oliver’s recent viral takedown of the GOP frontrunner has been viewed tens of millions of times worldwide, and led to the creation of the now signature “Make Donald Drumpf Again” red hats. Oliver revealed to Colbert that the show very quickly sold out of all 35,000 units from eager fans, including one notable supporter of the ‘Drumpf’ movement.
“Apparently Jay Z’s people called HBO asking for a hat,” Oliver told Colbert, but took a jab at the megastar rapper for asking for a free one. “I’ll say this for starts — buy the hat Jay Z.”
He further joked, “Jay Z wanted one for free, and he’s done very well. Buy a hat, spring for a hat — let it trickle down. That how economics works.”
Oliver did grant HBO’s request to send a hat to Jay Z, though he warned that if Hovito himself was ever seen wearing it in public, “we’re gonna need more hats.”
Check out the above clip from CBS.
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