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Jay Z

Nelson Mandela Shout Out:

If Y'all Got a Dream, Chase That Muthaf***er Down

12/10/2013 7:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Jay Z performed a show-stopping tribute to Nelson Mandela in L.A. -- and if it sounds familiar ... that's because he laid down the same exact tribute to Trayvon Martin months ago.

During the intro to his hit, "Young Forever" ... Jay told the Staples Center crowd last night, "We wanna dedicate this song to Nelson Mandela."

The crowd sang along and put cell phones in the air -- but some critics are calling out Jigga because during his summer tour he frequently performed the song and dedicated it to Trayvon.

Look, it's not like the song is NOT appropriate for Mandela -- but is the sentiment cheapened if it's a rerun?

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

This clown LOL.... Slave-Z not caring about racial profiling as long as he's getting paid STFU

230 days ago
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TPF    

What a thug this punk is! No matter how much money he has, he has no class and never will have class. Can't wait until he fads away, now that America see's what type of thug he really is.

230 days ago
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CoCo    

While paying tribute to a man with the accomplishments and respect Mr Mandela have attained, I'm not sure how appropriate it is to use the term Mutha ****ers.

230 days ago
4.

Applehead    

The flea gives a shout-out to the elephant.

230 days ago
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dave    

Lots of racists on TMZ commenting boards today... I have no problem with Jay-Z dedicating 'Young Forever', though I do think it's a bit cheap in that the singing parts are Bob Dylan's handiwork, yet an entire generation will believe it's Jay's original creation.

230 days ago
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Scout    

Such disrespect. Nothing but a thug who got lucky.

230 days ago
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Toilethead    

What a horse's ass.

230 days ago
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Shaken not stirred    

No class.

230 days ago
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3Storms    

If you have a dream about being a racist who calls for white boer genocide while getting millions to forget that what landed you in prison was terrorist bombings that killed people, then shout out.

230 days ago
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Yes, I'm That Leah    

I can' t stand this fool or his wife, who trying to upset Vegans on purpose. Two *** holes.

230 days ago
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Yes, I'm That Leah    

I have a DREAM that you and your trolling, self hating wife would get off my computer and television. Yes, I'd enjoy CHASING you MUTHER******* DOWN and beating you down to make that happen.

This fool actually cursed while giving a dedication to Nelson Mandela.

230 days ago
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rickyjoeturner    

Criticizing people for being kind and showing respect to another human is the only rerun happening these days!!

230 days ago
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Brian    

If ya'll have a dream? So Jay Z doesn't know the difference between Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, Jr.?

230 days ago
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keratoconus209    

Only Jay z could do something like this. What a CLASSY guy. Yeah sure.

230 days ago
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JFO    

Move over Shakespeare ......

230 days ago
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