Kanye West launched a tirade against New York department store Barneys during the Las Vegas leg of his 'Yeezus' tour - and a video of the incident is now online.
As we reported yesterday, the 'Blood on the Leaves' rapper weighed into controversy surrounding the luxury goods store after they were accused of racially profiling two black customers, who were detained by police after buying expensive items at the retail outlet.
"That’s that broke n**** racism. Don’t touch anything in the store. Excuse me that’s that, “Can I help you sir?" a fired-up West told the crowd last Friday.
In a switch up to the lyrics of his track 'New Slaves', the 36-year-old rapper fumed: "That’s that racial profiling out in front of Barneys and s**t. Talking about, 'Did you steal that?'".
Fans were seemingly riled up by the rant as they all applauded the star while he continued: "And it’s that rich n**** racism, that’s come in… Come in please buy more, please buy more… I know you just got some money and can’t wait to spend it, n****.”
Kanye West isn't one to shy away from a rant (WENN/Judy Eddy)
The racial profiling case took another controversial turn after Jay Z made his first statement about the issue after fans petitioned on Twitter for him to back out of his upcoming deal Barneys.
In a statement written to his website, Jay Z said: "I move and speak based on facts and not emotion, I haven’t made any comments because I am waiting on facts and the outcome of a meeting between community leaders and Barneys. Why am I being demonized, denounced and thrown on the cover of a newspaper for not speaking immediately?"
Jay Z's upcoming partnership with Barney's would see the store selling items by top designers, inspired by Jay-Z, with some of the proceeds going to his charity. He is also working to create an artistic holiday window display.