Jay Z releases a statement

Barney's has canceled the big holiday event that Jay Z hoped would cement his brand in the high end retailing world. The 45-year-old rap mogul had hoped to be center stage at the well-heeled Barney's-sponsored holiday bash to launch his Barney's Collection on Nov. 20.

But according to WWD.com, Barney's canceled the holiday party which was to be held at a private, off-site location.

Barney's NY was forced to scramble their jets to control the damage after the national media caught wind of a racial profiling scandal involving 2 young black consumers who were accused of shoplifting at the New York flagship store.

Maybe Barney's got cold feet after they did some checking into Jay Z's crack dealing past? Or maybe Barney's found out that Jigga's charity foundation isn't very charitable?

Then there's the brewing scandal involving Jay Z's two mothers who run his charity foundation.

From WWD.com:

The event to kick off “A New York Holiday,” the collaboration between Barneys New York and Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, has been canceled. The party, which Barneys was sponsoring at an off-site location Wednesday night, was expected to be a fund-raiser for the Shawn Carter Foundation.

The cancelation comes amid controversy over Jay Z’s collaboration with Barneys and alleged allegations of racial profiling against the retailer, as well as against Macy’s Inc.

On Friday, both Barneys and Jay Z stressed their commitment to BNY SCC Gallery and Collection, which launches Wednesday, and they plan to donate 100 percent of all sales from the BNY SCC Collection to the Shawn Carter Foundation, which provides educational opportunities to young people facing socioeconomic hardship. Among the participating labels are Lanvin, Balenciaga, Balmain, Proenza Schouler, Rick Owens and Moncler, which all worked with Jay Z on custom creations. Barneys also plans to donate 10 percent of all of Wednesday’s retail sales at its flagships in New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago, as well as on barneys.com, to the foundation, with a guarantee of raising at least $1 million for the foundation.

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    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :tea:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Um Um Um :tea:

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      :ha: :haha:

    • Smonae

      Maybe Jay not happy about being pulled into some bullchit ion kno :shrugs:

      Jenie I asked u downstairs what u getting ur baby for christmas??? :pouting:

    • Matchsticks

      :think:

    • Caramel Rain

      @Smonae and Matchsticks :hi:

    • Caramel Rain

      Maybe Barney’s got cold feet after they did some checking into Jay Z’s crack dealing past? Or maybe Barney’s found out that Jigga’s charity foundation isn’t very charitable?

      *************
      :tea:

    • libra80sbaby

      :hahaha:

    • libra80sbaby

      Man, I just don't care™ says:

      :ha: :haha:
      November 19, 2013 at 10:15 am
      -------------------------
      My sentiments exactly :tea:

    • monique216

      :haha:

    • Orange Blossom

      :rolleyes:

      so what yall cooking for thanksgiving?

      my daughters school is giving all the kids a turkey but iono how to cook no turkey and i dont want to carry that big frozen beast home :cry:

    • OutsidetheBox

      :goodpost: Great spin.. :hahaha:

    • ShireeSongz

      :newbie:

    • Matchsticks

      :hi: @Caramel how are you today hon?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPgpRw9tiuM bnatural

      Orange Blossom says:

      :rolleyes:
      so what yall cooking for thanksgiving?
      my daughters school is giving all the kids a turkey but iono how to cook no turkey and i dont want to carry that big frozen beast home :cry:
      ------

      Man that is so generous of the school to do...if you don't want the turkey find another family who could use one....

    • Caramel Rain

      :welcome: ShireeSongz --- is your name pronound "sha-ray" ?

    • OutsidetheBox

      :huh: So you read the post.. or nah.. cause they only canceled the porty..that sucks cause money is lost..new money would've loved to hobknob w Jay..but they're donating a portion of proceeds and Jay is donating all his.

      Must be me. :yes:

    • deedeegirl

      I don't think I care. I won't be supporting Jay Z with any of my money, nor Barney's stores.

    • tallie

      Barney and JayZ think this matter will roll over and people will forget about it! WRONG! JayZ's reputation is forever tarnished as he will be forever known as the person who doesn't stand for anything but money.

      He can take his tax shelter, err his foundation, and go kick rocks bc we all know he doesn't have a history of giving back. Past performance is a great indictor of future performance.

    • OutsidetheBox

      I want a free turkey. :eek: Are you comfortable putting it in a bag?? Or regift just it. :-)

    • Caramel Rain

      Matchsticks says:

      @Caramel how are you today hon?
      ***************
      :hug: I giggle every time I see that panda in distress :lol:
      I'm good. Its so cold I had to drag myself to the gym this AM.
      How about you hunny bunny?

    • OutsidetheBox

      Orange Blossom.. are you in the same city as Rich dollaz??

    • IsThisThingOn…

      How does this reflect negatively on Jay if BNY only cancelled the party - not the guaranteed $1M donation? BNY is in damage control mode. Jay can only be held accountable for what he does with that donation once it's given to his foundation. The people will be watching - trust.

    • Orange Blossom

      OutsidetheBox says:

      Great spin..
      ________________________

      very creative indeed but i said to myself, "self, live to login another day"

      i think imma put ginger along with orange zest in my orange blossom pie which you have inspired me to finally try. not putting no nasty ass meringue on top tho :nono:

    • Just Looking

      :waves: Good Morning :happy:

      8 days until Thanksgiving :chickenhead: <<<<<---- Turkey

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      Fugg that party :tea:

    • MsB2u

      :rolleyes:

    • Orange Blossom

      i had a nightmare about it. im am terrified of touching a WHOLE entire dead body like that. have never in all my years touched a whole dead animal & im scurred but imma lug it home for grandma.

      :pray: for mental strength

      and please jeebus do not let it have that bag of innards shoved inside the hole :vomit:

    • OutsidetheBox

      :hahaha: I had to grow into meringue toppings myself..but I do enjoy a sliver of a WELL prepared one. Yum. That sounds good plus the Fall changes. I used punkin pie spice in oatmeal raisin cookies last night. My kids won't eat raisins unless surrounded in cookie :lol:

      I told OTB7 it was cause it was Fall but I was really just out of cinnamon. :lol:

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      JayZ’s reputation is forever tarnished as he will be forever known as the person who doesn’t stand for anything but money.

      He can take his tax shelter, err his foundation, and go kick rocks bc we all know he doesn’t have a history of giving back. Past performance is a great indictor of future performance.
      ----------------\
      Gotta look at the bigger picture. Do we really know all that he does or has done?? I'm not judging no one on that, because half the people in here wouldnt do it if they had it. Its easy to talk :yes:

    • Smonae

      Girl Please Jay shows still gone sell and people still gone rock to his music :rofl:

      Why do people pray for this man downfall :no:

      OTB sup purty lady :hugs:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Oh umm the innards are going to be there..get a kid to pull them out. :| I hate big poultry too. I struggle w leg quarters and whole chickens :no: i have to enlist help.. :vomit:

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      :hi: Smonae

    • Orange Blossom

      chile please. ppl still buying Jordans and Michael Jordan cant possibly make it anymore clear that he gives not nary a fugg about the ppl who buy them moon boots.

      .....but i hear yall talkin tho

      OTB i made my kids a "milkshake" on sunday. wasnt nothing but chocolate ensure and ice cubes put in a blender. sometimes you have to trick them.

    • OutsidetheBox

      Cooking :hug: i saw some purty green bean bundles and thought of you. Would be nice w bacon or proscuitto or whatever tied around them for Xmas. :yes:

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      ppl still buying Jordans and Michael Jordan cant possibly make it anymore clear that he gives not nary a fugg about the ppl who buy them moon boots
      -----------
      Yep and he too damn black to be acting like that :tea:

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      ppl still buying Jordans and Michael Jordan cant possibly make it anymore clear that he gives not nary a fugg about the ppl who buy them moon boots
      -----------
      Yep and he too damn black to be acting like that :tea:

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      Orange I asked you was you sweet like sugar or nah a few posts down :wating: You better answer me or OTB :whip:
      :lol: I am trying to be low key.

    • OutsidetheBox

      :hug: Nae.. everybody love Jay so much they want him to be better..otherwise they would just ignore him.. :huh:... :yes: I decided.

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      :waiting:

    • VDot

      :newpost: on Twins

    • lexdiamonz

      :haha:

      U CANT WIN WHEN you DIRTY SHAWN CARTER AKA
      #newslave

      now CORRECT me if I am wrong but Barney's apologized to JZ but NOT the "victims"

      :rofl:

      chile them old school society bishes ONLY give him a pass because he is BeYawnce's hubby other than that bay bay.....

      :rofl:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Moon boots.. :hahaha: Too early. *straight face..erupts into giggles*

      :facepalm:

    • IsThisThingOn…

      and please jeebus do not let it have that bag of innards shoved inside the hole
      ____________________________

      I feel your pain. I can't stand the smell of raw poultry and I don't do bags. Years ago I thought I could avoid the "bag" situation by substituting cornish hens for that huge turkey the two of us would never finish anyway. I'm at the sink humming and rinsing and low and behold - they all got bags!

      Frantically phones my Mama:
      Ma I got all these hens and they all got them bags!
      :shocked: :crying: :hurl:

    • Orange Blossom

      nah girl im tangy like salt and vinegar potato chips.

      is this part of my welcome packet?

      :tea: <---urnge soda because thats what goes with salt & vinegar chips

    • Orange Blossom

      OutsidetheBox says:

      Orange Blossom.. are you in the same city as Rich dollaz??
      ____________________________

      :waiting: you know good and well all the characters on love and hip hop are fictional.

    • MUNCHOSGIRL

      His foundation is getting 100% of the proceeds so he is still winning...

    • Matchsticks

      @Caramel

      Oh I'm doing very well...I hit the gym pretty hard last night myself :)

    • msmeanjeans77

      Or maybe that is their way of saying they are don't want to help out the same low income youth that they profile...just my opinion

    • Lady_L

      San ah make ya dance says:

      JayZ’s reputation is forever tarnished as he will be forever known as the person who doesn’t stand for anything but money.

      He can take his tax shelter, err his foundation, and go kick rocks bc we all know he doesn’t have a history of giving back. Past performance is a great indictor of future performance.
      —————-\
      Gotta look at the bigger picture. Do we really know all that he does or has done?? I’m not judging no one on that, because half the people in here wouldnt do it if they had it. Its easy to talk