Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday met with rapper and record producer Jay Z to discuss potential reforms to the state’s criminal justice system, a spokeswoman confirmed.

“Governor Cuomo and Shawn “JAY Z” Carter 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,” said Cuomo spokeswoman Melissa DeRosa.

The meeting comes as Cuomo has said he supports potential reforms to the grand jury process in the state and the criminal justice system as well as new police training.

Cuomo plans to push for these measures after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict a New York City police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, setting off a wave of protests in New York City and around the country.

Cuomo has said he wants to perform a “soup to nuts” review of the criminal justice system.

Governors meeting with rappers-turned-moguls is not unprecedented.

In 2003, then-Gov. George Pataki met privately with Russell Simmons, the co-founder of the Def Jam record label in order to discuss changes to the state’s Rockefeller Drug Laws.

UPDATE: Apparently, Jay Z wasn’t the only music industry bigwig Cuomo has been chatting with about the Garner case and its fallout. DeRosa has issued another statement effectively confirming a New York Observer report that the governor also spoke with Simmons about this issue, though she didn’t address the hip hop mogul’s claim that Cuomo pledged during their conversation to soon issue an executive order appointing a special prosecutor to handle alleged police abuse cases.

“Governor Cuomo has said he wants a comprehensive review of the current criminal justice system and has been talking with interested parties to discuss just that,” DeRosa said. “Over the last week, he has personally spoken with members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, PBA President Pat Lynch, community activists including Russell Simmons and Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter, and district attorneys from across the state and looks forward to continuing this dialogue with additional stakeholders in the coming days and weeks.”

Simmons also said that he and other advocates also met with AG Eric Schneiderman to ask him to bring an indictment against Pantaleo. Earlier this week, Schneiderman called on the governor to issue an executive order giving the AG’s office the power to investigate and prosecute unarmed civilian deaths at the hands of police officers. The AG said he only wants that power temporarily – until the governor and legislative leaders reach an agreement on permanent reform package.