British Paper Accuses Jay-Z of Being Racist
Jay-Z's name is being associated in an alleged racist scandal that occurred following his Brit Award afterparty at London's Merah nightclub earlier this week. According to the U.K.'s Daily Star security refused VIP entrance to those who weren't black. One person in attendance said, "The security guards were happy to let in all party-goers apart from the white people."
Jay-Z, who had taken home the Best International Male Solo Artist award earlier that evening, was said to be completely unaware of the situation. A friend of the rapper told the Daily Star, "He would not have been happy by the actions of those on the night."
Kim Dawson, a reporter for the UK's Daily Star who was very upset by the parameters set for the VIP area also alleged that black people were allowed access to the VIP area while white party-goer's were immediately shunned. "I've been to countless showbiz bahses but never have I met meatheads like those at the Jay-Z [party]. Jay-Z is a megastar and yet it was clear white people were not welcome in his VIP area," Dawson said. "While the red rope
was lifted for black guests to breeze through, let's just say it stayed down if your face didn't fit. I have never felt so intimidated. It left me feeling like a mauled dog."
A representative for Jay-Z said they were not responsible for the security. Meanwhile, a PR rep for the nightclub said the owners were unaware of any problems and shocked to hear of the situation.