Rapper Jay-Z Says He Shot His Brother. TTAG Says Prove It

Rappers are like Born Again Christians: the person whose life was the worst before their “conversion” wins. I call it the Rasputin Complex, after the Russian monk and royal advisor who claimed you can’t really repent unless you’ve really sinned. Which sounds like a great excuse for a party to me! Where was I? Right. The internet’s all a-twitter with “news” of rapper Jay-Z’s confession about shooting his own brother. As far as I can tell, this “revelation” is pure fiction. And it started with the UK’s ultra-left leaning Guardian newspaper . . .

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Rappers are like Born Again Christians: the person whose life was the worst before their “conversion” wins. I call it the Rasputin Complex, after the Russian monk and royal advisor…