Rapper Says He Wants Policy To Be In His Hands

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In the face of racial profile allegations against Barneys New York, rapper Jay-Z says he will still sell his clothing line at the store.

However, there is a caveat. Jay-Z will continue his partnership with the store as long as he is appointed leader of a council created to deal with profiling.

The rapper released a statement on Friday addressing the situation and his position. It read in part:

“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.”

Jay-Z said that all of the proceeds from sales of his product line at Barneys will go to his foundation.

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