Jay-Z was the centre of attention at the Barclay's Center last Tuesday when he wore a controversial medallion symbolizing the Five Percent Nation; which stands for "white people are 'wicked and inferior' to black men."
Jay Z Accused Of Calling Whites "Wicked & Inferior" To Blacks!
Well, the rapper didn't actually say it …but yes, his bling did all the talking!
The Brooklyn-born rapper was sitting court-side at a Nets game with wife Beyonce when he was snapped wearing the controversial symbol. When asked by a reporter whether the medallion is meaningful to him, Jay-Z shrugged and said, "A little bit".
This isn't the first time that the rapper has been connected to the Five-Percenters. He was photographed wearing another similar medallion while giving radio interviews for his album Magna Carta Holy Grail last summer. And in 'Heaven' a track on that album, Jay-Z references the Five-Percenters acronym for Allah by rapping 'Arm Leg Leg Arm Head'.
Five Percent Nation is an off-shoot of the Nation of Islam and was founded in 1963 by Harlem, New York native Clarence Smith, a former student of Malcolm X. But Smith decided to split off from the Nation of Islam after disagreeing over their definition of God.
Followers of the Nation of Islam believe that founder Wallace Fard Muhammad is God, but Smith doesn't agree since he believes that God can only be 'purely black' and "Muhammad was bi-racial".
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