Friends In High Places: Damson Idris Reveals Jay-Z Helped Him Secure His Green Card– ‘He Supports Everyone’

    Damson Idris Source: Tommaso Boddi / Getty

    Damson Idris graces Complex’s March 2023 digital cover and reveals Jay-Z helped him secure a green card.

    For Complex’s March 2023 digital cover, the brand selected Damson Idris the star of FX’s Snowfall. As the show tries to stick the landing in its final season Idris is just getting started. Snowfall will surely act as a launching pad for the British star’s career. Recently Damson received praise for his participation in Swarm. During his cover story, the Snowfall star revealed he had major help securing a permit to work and live in the United States. Idris gave praise to JAY-Z for his role in helping him obtain the permits he needed.

    “He didn’t offer that up! I had to ask,” he said. “But he’s done many things for me over the years, he’s always supported me. He supports everyone. He supports so many people that you don’t even know.

    “Genuinely, I should tell everyone this right now: if you ever run into JAY-Z, just say thank you and keep it moving. Because he is definitely a pioneer of the culture, but of everything. And I’ve never told him this, but he’s a huge idol of mine. Thank you for that reference.”

    “I won’t tell you how it happened ’cause there’s a couple more favors that I’m gonna need in the future,” said Damson, “but yeah, he hooked me up with that. Rich Paul did too. Tommy Schlamme, Eric Schrier — a bunch people hooked me up. They’re people who just believe in me, believe this journey that I’m on and I’m gonna repay the favor to the people coming behind me, too.”

    This development is a complete turnaround from a story he shared last year involving JAY-Z clowning him for joining a zoom shirtless with his nipples out. Elsewhere in the cover story, the actor talks about his relationship with Lori Harvey, Life, and more.

    AD: Wraps by Renzel