Queen Latifah Responds To Barneys Racial Discrimination Allegations: ‘I’d Hate To Have To Boycott Them’

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If you’ve been wondering how other celebs are feeling about the racial discrimination allegations being brought against Barneys, the feelings appear to be mixed. While Kevin Hart and his girlfriend, Eniko, were recently spotted splurging at Barneys Beverly Hills, it looks like Queen Latifah is prepared to boycott if need be. During a recent interview with Necole Bitchie, the daytime talk show host addressed the controversy.

“We’ve been going through this for a long time. We know that this is something that has been continuous in our community for us when we go into various stores. I would hope that that’s not the case with Barneys. That some people got overzealous and did the wrong thing and that it’s not the whole corporation because I like Barneys and I’d hate to have to boycott them! That would be terrible,” she said.

“I’m hoping that this whole situation gets solved and it’s a lesson to everybody else and these other stores to be cognizant of your shopper. Just because you have on a baseball cap doesn’t mean you don’t have money. We don’t have to justify where we got the money to buy an expensive belt,” she continued.

She went on to address Jay Z’s involvement with the company, expressing that she agrees with the way he’s handling things so far.

“I don’t know that it’s there. I think that Jay Z’s been pretty clear when it’s hit him close to home [and] when things just don’t sit right with him, but obviously things warrant further investigation.”

Watch Queen’s interview on the next page.

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