Shawn Carter aka Jay Z launched his controversial Barneys Christmas collection yesterday. Rolling Stone reports that the assortment of high-priced goods is available online. The “Shawn Carter Collection” includes a $695 cashmere ski mask, $2,590 boxing shorts, a $3,100 leather and suede wind breaker and, the most expensive item, a $58,000 Mollino crocodile jacket designed by Rick Owens. Carter and racial profiling Barneys have both stated that 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the ‘Shawn Carter Foundation’. The rapper/business/corporate puppy apparently INSISTED […]
VIDEO: THE DAILY SHOW TEARS IN TO JAY Z OVER HIS DECISION TO STILL SUPPORT ‘BARNEYS’ AFTER RACIAL PROFILING CONTROVERSY
Daily Show host Jon Stewart discussed the Barneys department store racial profiling controversy on Wednesday night, and along with senior black correspondent Larry Wilmore, tore into Sean Carter aka Jay-Z for refusing to address the situation head-on and his refusal to cut ties with the company.
‘BARNEYS NEW YORK’ ACCUSED OF RACIAL PROFILING, JAY Z ISSUES STATEMENT AND DEFENDS HIS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STORE
The WAKE UP calls just keep on coming folks! Last week it was reported that 19 year old African-American student Trayon Christian is suing department store Barneys for “allegedly” calling the police on him after he purchased a $350 designer belt in April. While leaving the store undercover detectives “allegedly” stopped him and asked, “how a young black man such as himself could afford to purchase such an expensive belt,”. The student was then handcuffed and held for 2 hours before being released […]