Russell Simmons: “Thank you Mr. President, for your support of gay marriage.” (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Tyra Banks: “A fierce day for my gays and my prez @BarackObama – way 2 stand up 4 luv for ALL!” (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)
Corey Booker: “Historic day for justice and equality. Our United States President Obama endorses marriage equality. I rejoice in this announcement.” (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Alicia Keys: “Honestly, it’s about time! This is great news! @BarackObama!! “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Will Smith: “If anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form.” (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Wanda Sykes: “Thank you President Obama for supporting marriage equality. Can’t explain how much this means to me, my wife, and our kids. #Obama2012” (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
Kerry Washington: “@MichaelSkolnik: “This is a major turning point in the history of American civil rights”~Mayor Bloomberg on Obama & #MarriageEquality” YES!” (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Hollywood Reporter)
John Legend: “Very pleased the President spoke up for human rights and marriage equality today.!” (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
Janet Mock: “Yes! “For me personally it is important for me to…affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married” barackobama.com/stand-with-the…” (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)
Audra McDonald: “How many young lives did the President just save by saying that he supports them today? #Equality” (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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Jay-Z came out in support of President Obama’s stance on gay marriage in a recent interview with CNN‘s Poppy Harlow. The platinum-selling hip-hop artist joins a list of celebrities that continues to grow daily in support of the president’s endorsement of gay marriage.
“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back,” Jay-Z said. “What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination, plain and simple.”
The interview with CNN followed Jay-Z’s news conference announcement in Philadelphia about his upcoming Made in America two-day music festival in June.
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TheGrio compiled a slideshow of noteworthy celebrities that have openly endorsed the pesident’s decision to support gay marriage. Check out the list above…