Taking the time to look into the allegations himself, Jay Z decided to go forward with his collaboration with Barneys New York after claims of racial profiling.
In a statement, the “Holy Grail” rapper reveals, “My team has been privy to the status of the Barneys third party consultant investigation. In continuing our research, we also contacted the New York State Attorney Generals office for the status of their investigation into both Barneys and Macys. Those findings are not yet available.”
Taking the matter seriously, he continues, “While I await the findings of the Attorney Generals Office, I have agreed to move forward with the launch of BNY SCC collection under the condition that I have a leadership role and seat on a council specifically convened to deal with the issue of racial profiling. I am in a unique position to use my voice to affect change to this disturbing issue.”
Focusing on the goal of the project, the proud papa of Blue Ivy concludes, “As I previously stated, the collaboration with Barneys has always been about giving and The Shawn Carter Foundation. From this collection, the Foundation will receive not only 25% of sales, it will now receive the additional 75% of Barneys sales, totaling 100% of all sales from BNY SCC. Along with 100% of sales from the collaboration, the Foundation will receive an additional 10% of all retail sales from Barneys New York stores nationwide and Barneys.com on November 20th.”