Rap mogul Jay Z has reportedly sparked some attention his way after sporting some controversial attire during a recent outing alongside wife Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.
According to reports, Jigga Man donned a flashy Five Percenter chain at a Brooklyn Nets game.
Black people are the fathers and mothers of civilization, white men are the devil, the Christian god is nothing more than a ghost and only a small percentage of people understand the world. These are just some of the beliefs behind the bling — the gaudy Five Percent Nation medallions worn by Jay Z and Carmelo Anthony. Last week, all eyes at the Barclays Center weren’t on Jay Z’s better half, Beyoncé — but on the coaster-size golden pendant swinging from the rapper’s neck as the couple sat courtside. Asked once if the group’s symbol — an eight-point star with the number 7 in the middle — held any meaning to him, the rapper shrugged, “A little bit.” (NY Post)
Despite the perception, a Five Percent Nation representative has denied Jay’s membership.
“Jay Z is not an active member — no one has vouched for him” Saladin Allah, a representative of the group’s upstate region, told The Post. “It was always understood that you don’t wear the regalia if you don’t totally subscribe to the life.” (NY Post)
Photos of the super couple catching attention and flashing lights at the Brooklyn Nets game surfaced online a few days ago.
Beyoncé and Jay Z showed their support sitting courtside at the Brooklyn Nets game last night looking perfectly pulled together from head to toe. While most patrons wear casual jeans and comfortable hoodies to cheer on their favorite team, these stylish stars took their game time looks to a totally different level. The “Drunk in Love” singer was all smiles next to her main man, looking every bit the fierce fashionista that she is. (E! Online)