Kanye West

Kanye West Speaks On Barneys Controversy During Concert (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) The ever outspoken Kanye West has weighed in on the recent racial profiling allegations leveled at luxury designer store Barneys New York in his own way. While performing during his Yeezus Tour stop in Las Vegas, Kanye went on one of his infamous rants. This time the Chicago rapper/producer focused his verbal wrath at what he sees as the hypocrisy and racism of the fashion and entertainment industries.

During his speech Kanye referred to the cases of Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips. The two Barneys customers were stopped by police and accused of using fraudulent credit cards to purchases items from the store. West tied the incidents in with lines from his song “New Slaves”:

That’s that broke n*gga 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 sh*t. Talking about, “did you steal that?” And it’s that rich n*gga racism, that’s come in… come in Ye please buy more, please buy more… I know you just got some money and can’t wait to spend it n*gga.

Street wear designer Derick Bowers also used “New Slaves” as inspiration to start a petition to get Kanye’s frequent collaborator Jay Z to cut ties with Barneys.

“Just piggy backing off what Kanye [West] said in his song ‘New Slaves.’ Lines in that song were a direct correlation to what’s happening right now,” Bowers told AllHipHop. “Either you’re too broke to go in the store according to them, or if you got money we’re going to use you, and that’s Jay Z. I just hope he sees that.”

[ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Derick Bowers Discusses His Jay Z Petition, Getting Charlamagne’s “Donkey of the Day” & What He Expects From Barneys’ CEO]

Jay Z released a statement addressing calls for him to sever his business relationship with Barneys on his Life + Times website saying he is “waiting on facts and the outcome of a meeting between community leaders and Barneys” to comment on the situation. The Brooklyn legend did receive support from Rev. Al Sharpton who believes the focus needs to be on Barneys first and not Jay Z.

[ALSO READ: Jay Z Receives Support From Al Sharpton In Barney’s Profiling Case]

Watch Kanye go off on high fashion, Hollywood, racism, and corrupt leaders below.

  • soyhiphop

    kanyes stop it we all know you go to barneys to buy designer skirts n!gga

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      lol

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      u still a fu(k nicca juelz Santana reject! AYYY!

      • soyhiphop

        hey lifeless hows your life? oops forgot you an online troll u dont have one :-)

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        how your NY Mexican cousin that thinks blacks accept him in NYC? But then he flys to the U.K. to be with his cracker wife? He is sooooo gangsta. AYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!

      • soyhiphop

        ima have to hit my cousin d coke up and ask him if he gave you the d!ck lol..cause u stay on his d!ck cuz..ay busta hes coming to ny in december maybe he can punked u online again or if u not a mark take it to the streets pu$$y

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        he’s gay he probably want to. gay boys u weak as Fu(K!!!!!! im in Queens all day, u Mexicans aint shi* weak boy! QUEENS!!! AYYYY!!!!!!

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        hey bit(h boy, looks like I shut u down just like his cracker assss wife! HOEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TALK_BOSS

    I wonder how ja rule feels about all this

  • Troll_E_G

    Nigga Ye looking like a new Tekken character with the mask and homeless coat

    • jd

      LMAO!!!

    • Golgo 13

      lol

  • Reblogged this on HUEY mix wit RILEY.

  • wallace

    wtf’s he wearing though?

  • This is getting out of hand, more enough reason not to get Jay-Z involved…No one is taking Kanye seriously, he only makes things more controversial……Rappers put everything in their songs and turn it into a joke.

  • You Got Me Hott Out Here!!

    It’s hard to have sympathy for someone who complains about not being let into fashion society. Make your own way.

  • speedy37

    This nigga a look like those Mexicans in lucha libre lol.

  • PhilTheGreat

    Homie look like Megatron when he was hiding in the deserts of Africa.

  • MrNoName2K

    Ye still gonna shop there tho

  • Charmaine Smith

    KANYE HAS MORE MONEY THAN MYSELF AND ANYONE ONE ON HERE THROWING SHADE AGAINST HIM. IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW HE EXPRESS HIMSELF ITS STILL THE TRUTH.COMEDIENS MAKE JOKES OUT OF THE TRUTH ALL THE TIME( THE TRUTH CAN BE MADE FUN OF) YOU ALL FIND IT FUNNY TO MAKE JOKES ABOUT HIM..WHEN HE SPEAKS HIS TRUTH. HE CAN AFFORD TO BYPASS BARNEY’S AND GO STRAIGHT TO THE DESIGNERS…EVERY STORE ON THIS PLANETS DISPLAYS A FORM OF RACISM. EVEN STORES THATARE OWNED BY THE SAME RACE. ALL PEOPLE SEE IS GREEN.GIVE KANYE SOME RESPECT, AND SHOW SOME RESPECT FOR YOURSELF AND STOP BUYING FROM BARNEY’S AND ANYONE ELSE WHO CAN’T HIDE THIER RACIST ISSUES, WHEN YOUR SPENDING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. THERE ARE OTHER ISSUES TO SPEAK ON. FOCUS ON SELF.AND SUPPORT TRUTH. PEACE

  • Clifton Powell

    YE DONT SHOP…..THEY PAY HIM TO WEAR THAT SHIT SO THE DUMB PUBLIC WILL BUY IT!