Jay-Z's '99 Problems' Compared To Fourth Amendment By US Law Professor
11 July 2012, 13:37
The rappers hit single has been analysed by a law school teacher for the facts behind the lyrics concerning human rights.
A US law school professor has written a 19-page document on the factual accuracy involved in the lyrics to Jay-Z's '99 Problems'.
The 'Girls, Girls, Girls' rapper's hit song contains comments that an officer would not be able to search a trunk or glove compartment of a car without a warrant.
However, Professor Celeb Mason has argued this point and teaches it to students when discussing the Fourth Amendment after he was concerned as to how many believed it to be true.
"If this Essay serves no other purpose, I hope it serves to debunk, for any readers who persist in believing it, the myth that locking your trunk will keep the cops from searching it," reads the essay which has been published online and in the Saint Louis University Law Journal.
"Based on the number of my students who arrived at law school believing that if you lock your trunk and glove compartment, the police will need a warrant to search them, I surmise that it’s even more widespread among the lay public. But it's completely, 100% wrong," he continued.
You can view a picture of Jay-Z at a news conference for the announcement of his special Labour Day concert below:
The teacher explained that he is always continuing to look for ways for his teachings to hit home with students.
Meanwhile, Jay's world record for the most played gigs in a 24 hour period was smashed by The Flaming Lips at the end of last month when the band perfomed eight shows.