Barneys Cancels Jay Z Event Originally Planned To Kick Off Partnership
Barneys issued a statement that read, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the event has been canceled.”
The store came under fire after two separate African American customers accused the retailer of racially profiling them for buying expensive items. Calls for Jay Z to end his ties with Barneys came soon after the news broke, but the Brooklyn mogul announced recently that he will continue on with his holiday collection with 100% of the proceeds now going to his nonprofit organization.
The “Empire State of Mind” rapper also plans to take on leadership role on a council reviewing the customer profiling policies at Barneys.