Sleeping With The Devil?
Mr. Carter/Dr. Sell-Out isn’t only turning the other cheek away from the racial profiling proven to be going down on Barneys New York store floors, 100% of profits from Jay Z’s shameful joint venture with BNY will be going straight into the rapper’s own Foundation! That’s despite the public outcry over Jigga’s deal with the racist retail giant.
“I guess The United Negro College Fund wasn’t accepting any donations.” ~Industry Insider
You’ll recall HSK broke the story first — The Shawn Carter Foundation is a “charity” headed by Jigga’s mother and her lesbian life-partner, Dania Diaz. The pair are known for primarily putting funds into the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender community — rather than funding education for inner city youth, as the Foundation claims.
Here’s what Proud House Negro Jay Z had to say:
In the past several weeks two separate investigations were launched as a result of the wrongful detention of Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips. 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 General’s office for the status of their investigation into both Barneys and Macy’s. Those findings are not yet available.
While I await the findings of the Attorney General’s 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. The easy position would have been to walk away and leave policy making to others hoping that someone addresses the problem. I will not leave the outcome to others. 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.
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.
– Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter.