British Paper Accuses Jay-Z of Racism for Afterparty Snub
Accusations of racism have been hurled at Jay-Z after reports circulated that his security banned Caucasians from the VIP section of his Brit Awards afterparty.
The superstar emcee held his party at London’s Merah nightclub after taking home honors for Best International Male Solo, off the platinum success of Blueprint 3.
According to various reports, the planned celebratory night was mired by constant fights prompted by overzealous fans pushing and shoving in vain attempts to get to Jay.
Kim Dawson, a reporter for the UK’s Daily Star, alleges that black people were allowed free access to the VIP area without scrutiny, while any white attendee was immediately shunned.
"I've been to countless showbiz bashes but never have I met meatheads like those at the Jay-Z do [party]. Jay-Z is a megastar and yet it was clear white people were not welcome in his VIP area,” Dawson stated. “While the red rope was lifted for black guests to breeze through, let's just say it stayed down if your face didn't fit. I have never felt so intimidated. It left me feeling like a mauled dog."
Alesha Dixon, a black pop star, declined to level criticism at Jay-Z or verify the racism claim. Instead, she expressed shock at how badly the event was structured considering the star level.
"My friends have been getting knocked about and no one seems to care. I need to get out of here,” Dixon explained to Daily Star. “What a horrible end to the night. I was having a blast at my record label party and now the mood is soured. I wish I'd never come."
At press time, representatives for Jay-Z have said the party’s security was from the Merah establishment, not the mogul’s personal entourage.