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*Hip hop mogul and entrepreneur Jay Z is looking to exert some influence in New York politics following the controversial choking death of Eric Garner by an NYPD officer.

On Wednesday, Hov met with New York’s highest-elected official, Governor Andrew Cuomo, to discuss the state’s criminal justice system, potential changes to law and to suggest the appointment of a special prosecutor, the Daily Kos Website reports.

The pow-wow took place at Cuomo’s Manhattan offices. The governor’s spokesperson Melissa DeRosa shared a picture of the meeting on Twitter:

She later said the two men “had a productive conversation about doing a top-to-bottom review of the criminal-justice system, and how we can all work together to pass a reform package that ensures equality in the eyes of the law,” according to the NY Post’s Page Six column.