Rapper Jay Z’s carefully cultivated image of crack rock dealer turned business man was tarnished in a major racism scandal in Britain.
According to online reports, Jay Z is embroiled in a dispute involving allegations that security guards were selectively excluding people at his Brit Awards after-party based on their race.
Jigga’s security team allegedly refused to admit white party-goers into the VIP area, while black guests were admitted immediately without standing in line.
Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter-Knowles, hosted the lavish bash at Merah, a London nightclub after winning the Best International Male Solo trophy at the ceremony.
According to reports out of the UK, the party was chaotic as people tried to get inside the club and fights broke out,
The scene got even uglier, when security guards at the doors to the VIP room allegedly refused to allow white people into the area, while letting black partygoers straight through, according to Britain’s Daily Star newspaper.
“I’ve been to countless showbiz bashes but never have I met meatheads like those at the Jay- Z [party],” wrote the Star’s music reporter Kim Dawson.
“Jay-Z is a mega-star and yet it was clear white people were not welcome in his VIP area. 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,” she added. But That has happen to us (Black Folks) so many times!