Jay-Z has seen Dave Chappelle’s controversial Netflix special The Closer and is defending his friend. During a Twitter Space promoting Netflix’s The Harder They Fall (which Jay-Z co-produced), Vulture and New York’s Craig Jenkins asked if Jay-Z had any thoughts about The Closer. “I think that Dave is super brave and super genius,” the musician responded. “If you spend time with him, he’s brilliant.” Noting that Chappelle “pushed a lot of buttons,” Jay-Z described experiencing moments of discomfort when he watched the special. “But I think that what happens with true art is it has to cause conversation,” he said. “And, you know, sometimes it’s gonna be abrasive and sometimes it’s gonna be off-putting to folks.