Jay-Z attended Sundance Film Festival this past weekend to debut his new 6 part docuseries entitled ‘Time:The Kalief Browder Story’.
Kalief Browder was a 16-year-old boy held at Rikers Island for three years without trial after being accused of stealing a backpack. Two of those years were spent in solitary confinement. He was abused by corrections officers and other inmates. After multiple attempts on suicide in prison, Browder was eventually released and later committed suicide.
Jay Z calls Kalief Browder a prophet:
“Sometimes tragedy happens to our prophets, like Martin Luther King…..i believe this young man’s story will save alot of lives”.
In the midst of the interview about the movie, Jay Z was asked about Donald Trump. He refused to answer any questions about the new president as the interview came to an abrupt end.
‘Time:The Kalief Browder Story’ is set to debut in March on Spike TV. This will be the first project released as a part of Jay Z film and TV deal with The Weinstein Company signed back in September.