Hip hop mogul Jay Z went ahead and launched a new collection with Barneys on Wednesday, despite several claims of racial profiling against the upscale retailer by black customers. Boxer shorts ($2590), t-shirts ($995), and ski masks ($695) are just some of the absurdly priced products being sold. There’s 30 items that would cost a total of $156,648 if bought all at once.
“I haven’t made any comments because I am waiting on facts and the outcome of a meeting between community leaders and Barneys,” said Jay Z in a written statement when the controversy started brewing. It’s unclear what meeting he is referring to, but yesterday, the CEO of Barneys and (Macy’s) skipped a hearing being conducted by the City Council.
Click through the gallery above to see which goods could get minorities investigated by the NYPD should they be so inclined to buy them. (Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)