Dr. Seven Carter-Mr. Tom… Ford Fights For Street Cred?
Jay Z has exposed his own track record of inconsistencies. Know why? Not only has Shawn ‘Inconsistent’ Carter failed to stand behind the Five Percent symbolism of that gold pendent he sometimes flosses (most recently at the Barclays Center, an element of Brooklyn’s gentrification project), a spokesperson for the Five Percent Nation reveals Hova is full of it. Don’t believe me.. Just ask Lord Jamar.
“When asked by a reporter whether the medallion is meaningful to him, Jay-Z shrugged and said ‘A little bit’.”
To be sure, “one of the core tenants of the Five Percent Nation is that white people are ‘wicked and inferior’ to black men.” That said, if Jigga did believe the Nation he portrays to rep — why then would Jigga ride the ish of Tom Ford, who straight punk’ed Mister Marcy Projects by calling for a “rap translator” to understand Jigga’s “Tom Ford” lyrics?
Here’s what Five Percent Nation’s Saladin Allah had to say:
“Jay Z is not an active member — no one has vouched for him. It was always understood that you don’t wear the ¬regalia if you don’t totally subscribe to the life.”
Is Brooklyn’s very own mascot for Barneys scrambling for street cred? Of course! Just ask De-Haven Irby.