Some fans are upset with Jay Z after the rap superstar stepped out at a Barclays game over the weekend wearing a blinged-out chain representing the controversial Five Percent Nation group. The diamond-studded chain featured an eight point star with a seven in the middle, which Jay admitted held "a little" meaning to him.
Michael Muhammad Knight, an author of two books on the group, explained their beliefs: "The rationale is that the black man is God and created the universe, and is physically stronger and intellectually stronger and more righteous naturally. Whiteness is weak and wicked and inferior — basically just an errant child who needs to be corrected."
The group was formed in 1964 in Harlem by Clarence Smith, a former student of Malcolm X, who disagreed with the teachings of the Nation of Islam. He believed that all black men had God in them and all black women were "earths" who took on a complementary role to the men.
Saladin Allah, a representative for the group, spoke to The Post about Jay Z's involvement, telling them, "Jay Z is not an active member — no one has vouched for him. It was always understood that you don't wear the regalia if you don't totally subscribe to the life."
Carmelo Anthony has also been spotted wearing the chain, and you can check out the photos along with fan reactions in the above slide.