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Jay-Z has responded to the ongoing racism scandal involving Barneys, saying he is being demonized as a result of something he had nothing to do with.

Barneys New York, the luxury retailer Jay partners with in business, is accused of racially profiling a black customer for simply trying to buy a fancy belt.

Trayon Christian says he was arrested at Barneys after employees assumed he was a thief - even though all his IDs and credit cards were totally legit.

A second black shopper then came forward with similar allegations.

The backlash spawned a petition and Twitter movements demanding that Jay Z respond, given his highly-touted collaborations with Barneys.

While the brand's CEO Mark Lee issued a statement in which he offered his "sincere regret and deepest apologies," Jay Z remained silent until now:

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Looks like Jay-Z may now be up to 100 problems.

After a perceived attempt to cash in on the populist Occupy Wall Street protests through the sale of T-shirts with the slogan "Occupy All Streets" for $22, the duds were removed from the "Otis" rapper's Rocawear website Saturday with no explanation.

All in a 48-hour span. So what happened?

Jigga Man

Jay-Z came under fire after it was reported that Rocawear didn't plan to donate any of the proceeds from the sales to the Occupy Wall Street movement he claims to support.

That fact was later confirmed by his label.

"The 'Occupy All Streets' shirt was created in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement," a Rocawear rep said in a statement Friday. "Rocawear strongly encourages all forms of constructive expression, whether it be artistic, political or social."

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Jay Z Biography

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Brooklyn, New York
Full Name
Shawn Corey Carter
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