Jay-Z his a hip-hop mogul. He’s also a part owner of the Brooklyn Nets. According Phil Mushnick, a sports writer at the New York Post, those two things just don’t mix.
Jay-Z had a big influence over the Nets new logo, a black and white shield which Nets CEO called “the new badge of Brooklyn,” but Muschnick thinks that the Nets are walking down a slippery slope by giving Jay-Z creative control.
“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 N——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 rant was published in Mushnick’s “Equal Time” column in the NY Post. The Post hasn’t commented on the article yet but judging by the uproar on social media sites like Twitter, there’s a good chance that Mushnick gets suspended or fired.
Jason McIntyre writes: Guess the Phil Mushnick punishment. suspended for a week? a month? fired? This is pretty racist.
Questlove from the Roots writes: New York Post Columnist Goes Full-Racist on Jay-Z’s Brooklyn Nets.
What do you think about Mushnick’s column? Should he be fired? Suspended?