Jay-Z Sued For $5 Million By Kool Herc

Jay-Z Sued For $5 Million By Kool Herc

Clive "Kool Herc" Campbell is putting Jay-Z at the center of a $5 Million dollar "Claim Of Lien". The New York Observer is reporting that Campbell recently filed the claim with the DA Black Defense League. Kool Herc claims that Jay-Z as well as Bruce Ratner and Barclays Banks, worked "in concert" with Barclays and "profited from the African Slave Trade and continue to profit from these gains, through a conspiracy dating back hundreds of years and continue to date to oppress Black people, enslave them, unlawfully deport them to all corners of the Earth."

Campbell and the DA Black Defense League are seeking money for
slavery reparations through the "claim of lien" in property records.  A Defense League representative revealed to the Observer that the group
is filing an official lawsuit in court today (Feb. 25) for the action. According to The New York Observer, Barclays, Ratner and Jay-Z are connected in the case through their ties to a $4 billion dollar Atlantic Yards Project in Brooklyn where Ratner and Barclays plans to build a Frank
Gehry-designed basketball arena for the New Jersey Nets, as well as
more than 6,000 new apartments.

Jay-Z supported the project as partial owner of the sports team that has appeared at press conferences to highlight it. Barclays owns the naming rights of the area. A recently study released on the 200th anniversary of Britain’s
abolition of the slave trade by The Restitution Study Group claims that
Heywoods Bank, which through mergers became Barclays Bank in 1969, took
part in over 120 slave trading missions, allegedly enslaving over
38,000 Africans. The bank has denied the accusations, as did Ratner's development group,
Forest City Ratner, which dismissed the claim earlier this month, as
not having any legal merit.

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