Jay Z Refuses to Drop Barneys Collaboration

As long as he helps guide the store's review of its policies

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Jay Z announced he will not back out of a planned collaboration with luxury department store Barneys following public scrutiny over accusations of racial profiling.

Jay Z, also known as Shawn Carter, announced Friday that he will continue with the launch of his BNY SCC holiday collection as long as he helps guide the store’s review of its policies, the Associated Press reports.

“I will take this into my own hands with full power to recommend, review and revise policies and guidelines moving forward. I am choosing to take this head on,” he wrote in a statement on his website.

The collaboration launches Wednesday, with 100 percent of sales from the collection going towards Jay Z’s charity, the Shawn Carter Foundation, which provides college scholarships to underprivileged students. Barneys will also donate 10 percent of its total sales in Wednesday’s launch.

[AP]

5 comments
zambia
zambia

The point is 100% of the money is going to charity  - so what's wrong with him doing this? How much have you donated so far this year?

zacliatei
zacliatei

hahahaha this is just great 

lordofthefly
lordofthefly

Racism, sexism - both bad. But as long as humans inhabit the earth, both will exist. A celebrity backing out of a big deal that will make him even more money will make no difference. If Mr. Z had not once been a drug dealer, I would suggest that young black males model their lives after his.

SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq

JayZ does not care about Ngas, he only cares about money.

Katie221
Katie221

@SukeMadiq 

ENough with the PC rampage. Everyone is such a crybaby these days, let him kee with Macys