New York Post Columnist Phil Mushnick Unapologetic About Using N-Word
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New York Post Columnist Phil Mushnick Unapologetic About Using N-Word

NEW YORK YANKEES APPAREL: As a native New Yorker, Jay-Z has long been a supporter of the hometown Yankees, sporting the MLB team’s baseball cap in countless photos. On his 1999 single, “Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up),” he famously rhymes, “Hat cocked can't see his eyes, who could it be?/With that new blue Yankee on, who but me?” Jay-Z’s continued support of the Bronx Bombers may have inspired more hip-hop fans to reach for a Yankees fitted, with apparel maker New Era stating that sales had risen 20% each year leading into 1999, but more than likely the sports team’s brand was catapulted by their 27 World Series Pennants, including one in 2000. However, last year Jay-Z did help move some of their products when he announced limited edition co-branded merchandise for sale at Yankee Stadium, including a special All-Black Everything Yankees baseball cap via New Era, which featured design nods to his The Blueprint 3 album and a $50 price tag.

New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick continues to stand by his racially volatile remarks about Jay-Z and the Brooklyn Nets. In a piece published in Friday’s paper, Mushnick criticized the team’s uniform and new black and white logo, among other things. He wrote:

As long as the Nets are allowing Jay-Z to call their marketing shots–what a shock that he chose black and white as the new team colors to stress, as the Nets explained, their new  “urban” home–why not have him apply the full Jay-Z treatment?

Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York Ni—-s? The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn B—hes or Hoes. Team logo? A 9 mm with hollow-tip shell casings strewn beneath. Wanna be Jay-Z hip? Then go all the way!

The Nets issued a statement about the incident. “We find the story offensive and inappropriate, and it doesn’t deserve further comment,” said the NBA team.

The Village Voice reports that, in a defensive email to the Post‘s “Bob’s Blitz” blog, he wrote “Jay-Z profits from the worst and most sustaining self-enslaving stereotypes of black-American culture and I’M the racist?”

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