Rapper Jay-Z Teams Up With Spike For New Docuseries “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story”
| Rapper Jay-Z Teams Up With Spike For New |
Docuseries “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story”
|Jay-Z With The Mother Of Kalief Brower (R)|
During a press conference on Thursday (Oct. 6), Jay Z said it was his duty to shed light on the controversy. “We’re here to bring awareness and light to Kalief’s story,” he said. “That’s why we’re here.”
He also reflected on meeting Browder before his passing. “I just wanted to give him words of encouragement,” he said, “that I saw his story and I’m proud of him for making it through, and to keep pushing…He’s done more in 19 years than most do in a lifetime.”
Jay Z said he came across Browder's story in an article in the New Yorker magazine and reached out to the young man, eventually meeting him. "I just wanted to give him words of encouragement," Jay Z said. He wanted to tell him "I'm proud of him for making it through."
The series is directed by Jenner Furst, who wouldn't explain how he obtained Browder's video interrogation by police. It will be the first to emerge from a new deal between the rapper and The Weinstein Company to produce TV shows and movies. Also on the agenda is a film about comedian Richard Pryor, directed by Lee Daniels.
"I think it's very clear that solitary confinement for a 16-year-old is wrong to every single person in here," he said. "It's inhumane."