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(International Business Times)   Jay Z has 99 problems and people finding that's he's actually 50 years old is one   ( divider line
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2014-03-24 01:35:17 PM  
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skinink: And even as a media star he looks way better at 50 than a lot of other people his age.

Black don't crack.
jvl [BareFark]
2014-03-24 04:33:19 PM  
1 vote:
Like Jay Z, I have 99 problems. Unlike Jay Z, misogyny ain't one.
2014-03-24 03:59:28 PM  
1 vote:
Meh, if you look the age you're lying about then I don't see the problem. I do it all the time. If people think you're 20-something while having the knowledge and wisdom of a 40-something they think you're some sort of badass wizard.
2014-03-24 03:05:32 PM  
1 vote:
I don't get the problem.  I would admire a 50-year-old who gets to tap Beyonce.
2014-03-24 02:55:51 PM  
1 vote:
Pick I remember a few years back, I was standing in line at a food trailer at an event. There were some girls in their early teens talking about a friend of theirs. "Did you hear that Debbie is going out with a really oldguy?" "No how old is he?" "I think he is something like 20 years old!"

I felt elderly after hearing that conversation. I was 25 at the time.

When you're five, anybody over 10 is old. When you're in elementary school, anybody in Jr. High is old. When you're in Jr. High, anybody in high school is old. When you're in high school, anybody over 20 is old. When you're college age, anybody over 25 is old. Then the rule changes to anybody that's 10 years older than you is old until you reach 60. Once you're in your 60s, anybody who is 85 years and above is old. Once you hit 70, anybody your age or older is old. Because you're officially old, you old bastard.
2014-03-24 02:25:01 PM  
1 vote:
Aging is an unfortanately reality for a performer.  Particularly vocalists.  Look at poor Billy Joel.  He's still performing, but he sounds nothing like he did 30 years ago.

If Jay Z can still perform as he did when he first got famous, eh...  More power to him.  Other than that, it's really not an issue.
2014-03-24 02:07:20 PM  
1 vote:
So Jay-Z is 40, but Shawn Catar is 50?  I don't see the problem?  Are we all upset that Jennifer Lawrence isn't 16, even though she plays Katniss?  Or that Yearly Smith isn't actually 8yr old when voicing Lisa Simpson?

This may be a shocker to many, but entertainers that choose a different name, often create entire fake personas to go with that name (see: Slash, Vanilla Ice, Andrew "Dice" Clay, Marshall "Eminem" Mathers, Ali G., etc...).  These personas often are what gets them discovered and makes them money, so they hang on to them, eventually blurring the lines between who they and the character is.

As long as they aren't claiming to be 16 in order to bang high school kids, or 67 to scam Social Security or other age related benefits, who cares?  It's part of the entertainment act.
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