Jay Z sat courtside with Beyoncé at a Brooklyn Nets game last week, wearing a thick gold chain with a medallion the size of a baseball. Everyone is pretty much used to Hov outshining the rest of the world, but the multi-millionaire rapper's choice of chains at the game had people a bit perplexed. Jay's medallion featured the Five Percenters Universal Flag symbol, an eight-pointed star with the number seven on it.
According to the NY Post, Jay said the piece, which he's worn back in July, held "a little bit" of significance to him. But Saladin Allah, an active Five Percenter from upstate New York, denied any connection between the rapper and the Five Percent Nation. "Jay Z is not an active member—no one has vouched for him," he told the Post. “It was always understood that you don’t wear the regalia if you don’t totally subscribe to the life.”
The Post also sensationalized the partial beliefs of the Five Percent organization, and inferred that Jay perhaps believes, "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." Please just stick to shocking headlines, Post.
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[via NY Post]