Kanye West Speaks Out Against Barneys Racial Profiling Incidents
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While on tour in Las Vegas, ‘Ye drew parallels between the alleged racial profiling at the New York luxury department store and his ‘New Slaves.’ “That’s that broke n—- racism. Don’t touch anything in the store. Excuse me that’s that, ‘Can I help you sir?’ That’s that racial profiling out in front of Barneys and s—. Talking about, ‘Did you steal that?'” he says.
Ye angrily walked around the stage, wearing a mask and his new Red October Yeezys. He spoke about how high-end retailers want him to spend money in another form of racial profiling. “And it’s that rich n—- racism, that’s come in… ‘Come in Ye, please buy more, please buy more!'”
Jay Z, who has partnered with Barneys for A New York Holiday collection, is being urged to end his relationship with the company. In a statement he released regarding the racial profiling incidents, Hov explains that facts will drive him to make a decision. “I move and speak based on facts and not emotion. I haven’t made any comments because I am waiting on facts and the outcome of a meeting between community leaders and Barneys,” he states.