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June 18, 2006

Rapper Jay-Z Decides to Boycott Cristal

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By MARCUS FRANKLIN
Associated Press Writer

"It has come to my attention that the managing director of Cristal, Frederic Rouzaud views the `hip-hop' culture as 'unwelcome attention,'" Jay-Z said. "I view his comments as racist and will no longer support any of his products through any of my various brands including the 40/40 Club nor in my personal life."

Yet ironically Mr.Z seems to have missed Mr. Ratner's views on Mr.Z's beloved neighborhood:

Of course, other racially-charged issues may get a bye. Note that Daughtry, who recently said he had always "found Forest City Ratner Companies to be an organization that cares about the communities in which its projects are built," has not criticized Bruce Ratner's racially-coded explanation for the forbidding design of the Atlantic Center Mall. Ratner told the Times: “Look, here you’re in an urban area, you’re next to projects, you’ve got tough kids.”

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Gumby Fresh jumps into the fray with this summary:

But to Mr. Z we say boo-goddamn hoo. I'll show you a proper boycott. Stop trying to flatten my sodding bar.

Posted by amy at June 18, 2006 11:01 AM