Jay-Z’s NBA team, the
New Jersey Brooklyn Nets are in the process of undergoing several changes. Not only is Jay-Z moving them from New Jersey to the borough of Brooklyn, but they also have a brand new logo, along with a change in colors from red, white, and blue to a simple black and white. The team will be playing in the soon-to-be-completed $1 billion Barclays Center arena. A change that has been in the works for almost ten years. Jay-Z is continuing to show his immense amount of power, and the ability to take Hip Hop to greater heights.
Of course with that, comes blatant racism. Phil Mushnick, a Sports Writer for the New York Post, recently went on an insane racist rant about the Nets’ new changes:
As long as the Nets are allowing Jay-Z to call their marketing shots — what a shock that he chose black and white as the new team colors to stress, as the Nets explained, their new “urban” home — why not have him apply the full Jay-Z treatment? Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York N——s? The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn B—-hes or Hoes. Team logo? A 9 mm with hollow-tip shell casings strewn beneath. Wanna be Jay-Z hip? Then go all the way.
Wow. This isn’t the 50s, but there’s certainly people who still have that mentality, and Phil Mushnick is clearly one of them. Jay-Z and the Nets have declined to comment.
Another example of Jay-Z’s power can be seen in the video below. Presidential Candidate Francois Hollande has used the song “N*ggas in Paris” as the soundtrack to his campaign video for the 2012 election. The video is supposed to showcase Hollande’s diverse support base…
Is this taking it a little too far??