Bey's boo was all set to party with the Barneys elite Wednesday night, but now that the heat has reached its height, a rep from Barneys has now stated:
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Major props to HOVA for sticking up for his followers!
After his initial response to complaints and lawsuits directed toward Barneys and the NYPD when they tried to arrest black customers leaving a store with their purchases, the rapper posted an update on the situation to Life + Times last week.
He eloquently wrote:
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However, Hova isn’t ready to kill his holiday collection yet since it will only hurt the beneficiaries of his charity.
After the rapper released his own statement about the matter over the weekend, Barneys CEO Mark Lee responded to Jay and apologized for the trouble.
HOVA has spoken!
The rapper was surprisingly quiet about the situation, that is until this weekend when Beyoncé's hubby finally released a statement regarding the matter at hand and the reason it took him so long to respond.
Jay wrote on his website:
Ugh, racial profiling is SO not fashionable!
Barneys of all retailers should know that, and yet multiple reports have surfaced of black customers being arrested for buying expensive merchandise when security and staff think they don’t look like "Barneys shoppers".
Derick Bowers wrote on his Change.org petition titled "Shawn Carter aka Jay Z: End all partnerships with Barneys New York":