JAY-Z Will be the First Guest On CNN's "The Van Jones Show"
"[4:44] is a true social justice classic, and I want to talk with him about that," Jones said.
The commentator and activist Van Jones is preparing for the January 27 premiere of his new show on CNN, and has been recruited to an entertainment giant as their first guest.
JAY-Z will appear in the debut of Van Jones Show to talk about the Grammy-nominated, 4:44, and issues relating to social justice.
"[4:44] is a true social justice classic, and I want to talk with him about that," Jones said of the Variety.
While the guest list for The Van Jones Show has not been announced yet, Jones announced that sports figures, actors, musicians, and other artists will take their place in the show.
The premiere of the #VanJonesShow airs on @CNN on 1/27 at 7 pm ET. I'm blessed to have #JAYZ as our first guest! #ROCFAM
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"It used to be that politics was the only for us news for nerds. That is not the case," he said. "Everything and everyone is involved in politics in any way. Sports figures, musicians, actors are 100% committed ... Politics has taken over everything and everything has taken over the policy and the show is going to reflect that."
Jones also explained that he wants his show to address the different perspectives.
"This is an opportunity to reflect on where we are and where we are going," Jones said. "We're going to have the cultural icons and political leaders, on the one hand, but we're also going to go out in the country, speaking about the common people."
The Van Jones Show will debut on Saturday, January 27, at 7 p.m. on CNN and will appear twice each month.