Jay Z Rumored To Be Collaborating With Barneys, Shark Bites Kanye

Apparently, Jay Z (shout outs to the dude who made a Craigslist ad for Jay Z's hyphen BTW) is rumored to be collaborating with upscale department store Barneys. If this is true, this means that, once again, Jay Z will have seemingly jacked an idea of Kanye's and bastardized it to become something incredibly lucrative. This time around, Jay is obviously appropriating the concept of Yeezy's recent A.P.C. capsule collection.

It's hard to say exactly when Mr. Carter started looking to Kanye for aesthetic inspiration, but his recent interest in high-fashion following Kanye's assent to superstar status is pretty transparent. Look, I'm not here to tell Hova what he can and can't do, it's just sad to see the G.O.A.T act so shamelessly. In Jay Z's current world, both clever and artistic ideas only seem to exist in the name of profiteering. This is most obviously apparent in his Samsung deal for Magna Carta Holy Grail and, if it comes to pass, I doubt this new Barneys collaboration will be any different

Making money isn't inherently a bad thing. I love money. You love money. We all love money. However, that doesn't mean I have to sit here and laud someone like Jay for doing a good job of it when I don't respect the final product. And, yes, nobody knows what the fuck that final product will look like in this case. If his personal style is any indication, I'm not holding my breath.

I legitimately believe Kanye when he says that he wants to change to world. With Jay Z it feels like he's only saying that to distract me, so he can dig through my pockets and look for loose change.

  • Hyman Roth

    What a balanced and informative piece.

    • Jake Woolf

      Please see “opinion” tag above.

  • JACK

    JIGGA IS HYPURBEAZT???? #SONOTKAWAII

  • Neil Armstrong

    Jay z is a joke. His place in the rap canon is almost entirely down to his being a good businessman and sucking a lot of JEW dick. There I said it. Jay-z is a shitman and the universal respect that he is afforded demonstrates the malleability of the masses. Infowars.com infowars.com

    • Lawrence

      WOW, bro, you’re out of control.

      • WAVY

        lmao you guys post ads on worldstar and mto now?

    • Carlos

      LOL @ infowars link.

  • Matthew Winston

    Jay is too unattached from the real world, he’s just another business exec trying to make more and more money off the masses with lackluster Products.

    At least Kanye is still an artist.

  • James Jean

    It’s kind of shocking to see how Jay has been following whatever Ye’s been doing, musically or otherwise and it’s been happening for years. I guess to the people that knows what’s up, it only makes Kanye all the more influencial?

  • WAVY

    ”I legitimately believe Kanye when he says that he wants to change to world” That’s the corniest shit i’ve read in ages. Who the fuck are you referring to? Yeezy the Polo head? The Louis Vuitton don? The Fendi intern? The rapper who conspicuously name drops every single fucking ”cool” designer on almost every fucking song he’s on? You believe this guy wants to CHANGE THE WORLD? Your delusional ass sounds like a Justin Bieber fangirl. Pull your leather skirt up fam.

    • Jake Woolf

      Keep in mind I didn’t say he is GOING TO change the world. But I truly believe he thinks he can. Remember, this is a guy who compared himself to Steve Jobs and oh yeah, God.

  • A-rod Grime

    Wow. Someone sounds like a kanye Stan to the fullest. My lord!!!

  • The Truth

    Gonna get his old man on with this one ***Change clothes playing in the backround***

  • Ya Boy Booger!

    They both suck fried bologna! Go collab with Kohls!

  • The Esteemed

    So what exactly is Jay copying from Ye? I assume if it’s at Barney’s its a clothing line right?

  • 75Cent

    Can’t knock the hustle. That’s how Jay made it out of the streets.