Jay-Z doesn’t support racists

June 16th, 2006 // 232 Comments

jay-z-boycott-cristal.jpgJay-Z is boycotting Cristal champagne after viewing remarks by the company’s managing director as racist. When asked if he felt Cristal being a symbol of a flashy lifestyle was detrimental to the brand, the director of Cristal said: “That’s a good question, but what can we do? We can’t forbid people from buying it. I’m sure Dom Perignon or Krug would be delighted to have their business.”

Jay-Z took this to mean the guy hated black people and in a statement to the AP responded, “It has come to my attention that the managing director of Cristal, Frederic Rouzaud, views the ‘hip-hop’ culture as ‘unwelcome attention. “I view his comments as racist and will no longer support any of his products through any of my various brands including the 40/40 Club nor in my personal life.”

Jay-Z’s a little late to jump on the bandwagon here. I’ve been boycotting Cristal since the day I was born. Although that’s due less to the fact that the managing director is racist and more because I can barely afford 6 piece Chicken McNuggets on Tuesdays. If you’re going to charge over $200 for a bottle of your product, it’s a pretty save assumption I’m going to boycott you. Unless the bottle is filled with porn. In which case that’s just a wise investment.


  1. Iambananas

    And what, for goodness sakes, is a wigger?

  2. NakedHomelessGuy

    If you want to talk about racism, how about Mayor Ray Nagin wanting to make New Orleans a “Chocolate City”???

    WTF? What would have heppened if Gavin Newsome said that he wanted to make San Francisco a great “Caucasian City”?

    People would have flipped out. When a black man says it no one thinks otherwise. Talk about a racist double standard.

  3. oshkoshb-goshdammgosh

    98 – Nobody called you racist. I merely made a heap of wild assumptions about you and your lifestyle. So, if that offends you, you have my deepest sympathy, because the last thing I want to do is make a 40-year-old goateed pothead, who subscribes to Spin and has two huskies named Bear and Layla, cry. Fucking racist. You hate me because I’m black don’t you? You sicken me.

  4. Iambananas

    Osh, you aren’t black.

  5. chuutriit

    I’m also boycotting chocolate and pre-owned Mercedes Benz!

  6. oshkoshb-goshdammgosh

    104 – You are a fucking genius.

  7. fruit-salad-head

    writing off a whole genre of music is much different than merely stating you dont like rap (which is still very close minded)

    PS you dont have to be a “wigger” to appreciate rap and hiphop. i can guarantee you that you know nothing of rap and have never given it the time of day and are judging it based on some garbage you hear on MTV. i’m not even that huge of a rap fan but im not close minded enough to write if off completley….

  8. TrannyGranny

    I am writing this from deep in whitest Idaho, in my Friday night KKK robes in my fortified compound filled with skinheads and dobermans, and as a member of the master race, I would like to ask:

    Does anyone else find it hilarious Mini-Dre named his club after a couple of 40′s?

  9. oshkoshb-goshdammgosh

    Black people have green blood and rap music is secret code which provides them instructions on their plans to overthrow the white race and corrupt this country with malt liquor and pig’s feet.
    White people are aliens with chips in their brains who have no sense of smell and that’ll why they don’t realize how fucking bad they smell and that mayonnaise tastes terrible, and they control the credit system so that your credit score automatically goes up ten points if you drive a Volkswagon and listen to Dave Matthews.


  10. jane's eyre


    How is merely stating that you don’t like rap being closed-minded? It’s a preference. You hear it, you decide if you like it or not. If you say that you don’t like polka, does that mean that you’re closed-minded too? Same thing with food.

    I HATE eating placenta. Guess that makes Tom Cruise super open-minded.

  11. Libraesque

    “Spindoc” what race are the people in NY drinking that shit from the bottle? I may be a cracker, but I’m pretty sure Cristal is a black/rapper/hip hop thang. I do think they’d feel the pinch, cuz seriously I think P Diddy bathes in that stuff…

  12. Iambananas

    I don’t like cheese… I mean rap.

  13. Iambananas

    Love bananas, though!

  14. Iambananas

    107… Saying you don’t like rap is NOT close minded. It’s a preference. I don’t care for the swearing and vulgarity.

  15. Libraesque

    Yo’ nakedhomlessguy, I live in S.F. wanna hit the loin tonight, get naked and drink Cristal? Maybe we can find that cab driver that sells crack

  16. dr. kenneth noisewater

    George Bush don’t care about Jay-Z

  17. oshkoshb-goshdammgosh

    White people masturbate in public and black people rape white women for sport! The black women rape the white women, too!

    White people’s farts contain enough carbon monoxide to kill 5 lab rats in 30 seconds and black people drink Kool-Aid because it gives them x-ray vision!

    Black people put menstrual blood in their spaghetti sauce and never wash their socks out of superstition and white people wash their hair in piss to get it blonde and teach their children to eat their boogers!


  18. Osh – Calm down. Relax. For your info, I am far from 40, never done drugs, don’t sunscribe to Spin, don’t own dogs, and am not crying. And I am not racist. And I don’t hate you, regardless of what color you are. Last time I checked, this was The Superficial… correct? This is the place where we air our opinions on the insanity that is celebrity, and make amusing – if not crude – statements. Jay-Z don’t like Cristal, and I don’t like Jay-Z. Boo-hoo.

  19. Iambananas

    Do you not love bananas? I mean, come on! BANANAS!

  20. Iambananas


    Osh is an idiot… don’t feed it. It’ll just be stupider and stupider.

  21. artmonkey3000

    #57: “Ummm. I’m fairly certain hating people because of their race does, in fact, qualify as racism. Unless you’re in Alabama. Then it’s called Christian values.”

    There’s a difference, in my opinion between bigotry (thought) and racism (action), but whatever. I also thinks there’s a distinction between racial bias and bigotry, bigotry being full of malice and racial bias being full of stupid.

    But we have common ground, as we both can make fun of Alabama. Stupid Alabama! You smell of poops! Take that!

  22. oshkoshb-goshdammgosh

    Once again, UNWASHEDMASSES, I did not call you racist. Ok, that second time I did, but you fail to grasp my sarcasm in the sense that I said I was making a heap of assumptions about you, and then continued to make some more. I think you might be the one that needs to relax – it’s okay, we believe you, you’re not 40 and you don’t subscribe to Spin. I am aware of the web address and the name of the site and all that those things imply – I was, in fact, doing that very thing. You don’t like rap, we get it.

  23. lalaland


    Do you have a job or did the Superficial hire you to be at this site ALL DAY to be annoying and try to make people angry just to keep the conversation going? How sad. Hey there is a site that you would love! http://www.craigslist.com They have a rant and rave section that sounds just like you trying to stir up trouble.

    I love those of you that are witty and funny though!

  24. Evangelia

    ha ha. this is the most entertaining thread i’ve read in a long time. thanks osh and jacq, i laughed out loud at a few of your comments.
    i always get here too late. by the time i read stuff, annoying people are chasing the funny people away. fuck you bananaperson and lala.

  25. Iambananas

    Thank you, 123… I love you, too.

  26. Iambananas

    Evangelia … maybe you get in late because no one wants you here.

  27. Iambananas

    Evangelia… like I’ve never heard that before. Get something original, you retarded idiot. Leave the regulars alone.

  28. Iambananas

    And use the shift key. Idiot.

  29. Iambananas

    What’s wrong with the world, mama
    People livin’ like they ain’t got no mamas
    I think the whole world addicted to the drama
    Only attracted to things that’ll bring you trauma
    Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
    But we still got terrorists here livin’
    In the USA, the big CIA
    The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK
    But if you only have love for your own race
    Then you only leave space to discriminate
    And to discriminate only generates hate
    And when you hate then you’re bound to get irate, yeah
    Madness is what you demonstrate
    And that’s exactly how anger works and operates
    Man, you gotta have love just to set it straight
    Take control of your mind and meditate
    Let your soul gravitate to the love, y’all, y’all

    People killin’, people dyin’
    Children hurt and you hear them cryin’
    Can you practice what you preach
    And would you turn the other cheek

    Father, Father, Father help us
    Send us some guidance from above
    ‘Cause people got me, got me questionin’
    Where is the love (Love)

    Where is the love (The love)
    Where is the love (The love)
    Where is the love
    The love, the love

    It just ain’t the same, always unchanged
    New days are strange, is the world insane
    If love and peace is so strong
    Why are there pieces of love that don’t belong
    Nations droppin’ bombs
    Chemical gasses fillin’ lungs of little ones
    With ongoin’ sufferin’ as the youth die young
    So ask yourself is the lovin’ really gone
    So I could ask myself really what is goin’ wrong
    In this world that we livin’ in people keep on givin’
    Makin’ wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends
    Not respectin’ each other, deny thy brother
    A war is goin’ on but the reason’s undercover
    The truth is kept secret, it’s swept under the rug
    If you never know truth then you never know love
    Where’s the love, y’all, come on (I don’t know)
    Where’s the truth, y’all, come on (I don’t know)
    Where’s the love, y’all

    People killin’, people dyin’
    Children hurt and you hear them cryin’
    Can you practice what you preach
    And would you turn the other cheek

    Father, Father, Father help us
    Send us some guidance from above
    ‘Cause people got me, got me questionin’
    Where is the love (Love)

    Where is the love (The love)
    Where is the love (The love)
    Where is the love
    The love, the love

    I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
    As I’m gettin’ older, y’all, people gets colder
    Most of us only care about money makin’
    Selfishness got us followin’ our wrong direction
    Wrong information always shown by the media
    Negative images is the main criteria
    Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
    Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema
    Yo’, whatever happened to the values of humanity
    Whatever happened to the fairness in equality
    Instead in spreading love we spreading animosity
    Lack of understanding, leading lives away from unity
    That’s the reason why sometimes I’m feelin’ under
    That’s the reason why sometimes I’m feelin’ down
    There’s no wonder why sometimes I’m feelin’ under
    Gotta keep my faith alive till love is found

    People killin’, people dyin’
    Children hurt and you hear them cryin’
    Can you practice what you preach
    And would you turn the other cheek

    Father, Father, Father help us
    Send us some guidance from above
    ‘Cause people got me, got me questionin’
    Where is the love

    Where is the love
    Where is the love
    Where is the love

  30. Iambananas

    Mother, mother
    There’s too many of you crying
    Brother, brother, brother
    There’s far too many of you dying
    You know we’ve got to find a way
    To bring some lovin’ here today – Ya

    Father, father
    We don’t need to escalate
    You see, war is not the answer
    For only love can conquer hate
    You know we’ve got to find a way
    To bring some lovin’ here today

    Picket lines and picket signs
    Don’t punish me with brutality
    Talk to me, so you can see
    Oh, what’s going on
    What’s going on
    Ya, what’s going on
    Ah, what’s going on

    In the mean time
    Right on, baby
    Right on
    Right on

    Father, father, everybody thinks we’re wrong
    Oh, but who are they to judge us
    Simply because our hair is long
    Oh, you know we’ve got to find a way
    To bring some understanding here today

    Picket lines and picket signs
    Don’t punish me with brutality
    Talk to me
    So you can see
    What’s going on
    Ya, what’s going on
    Tell me what’s going on
    I’ll tell you what’s going on – Uh
    Right on baby
    Right on baby

  31. Iambananas

    Read the words, yall.

  32. henrysgirl

    What do the Beastie Boys drink?

  33. Spindoc

    #107 Fruit Salad, it isn’t Closed minded or open minded to like a form of music. One doesn’t control what one likes. This is where your sensitive touchy feely college professor has messed you up.

    You can not like a style of music without being closed minded. I’m not a huge fan of Gregorian Chants, this does not make me closed minded. So before you strain your wrist patting yourself on the back because you like some rap songs please know of what you speak.

    And Tom Cruise isn’t closed minded, he likes Rap and Country Western Cock.

  34. mrs.t

    They love the beer.
    “….. the beer is gettin flat. Lookin for a girl, I ran into a guy. His name is MCA, I said Howdy, he said HI.”

    Yes, I am old as the fucking hills, yo.

  35. jane's eyre


    Woo-hoo! Hooray for vintage BB’s!

  36. #111 Libraesque

    Cristal, the champagne was created in 1876 at the special request of Tsar Alexander II It has since been one of the more famous and recognized Champagne’s in the world. The Rap community didn’t make the Champagne famous or important, they just discovered what was already a top notch product. The same way that Mercedes wouldn’t go out of business if rappers stopped buying their Maybach model.

  37. bigponie


  38. RichPort


    I have to agree, this is some funny shit. Just goes to show you the power Hip Hop I suppose.

    Oh yea, TCLTC.

  39. henrysgirl

    “Chuckin’ Mike D to my dismay”
    Yeah, I’m old too. Ain’t it great?

  40. bigponie

    to all posters,

    so let me get this straight, when you all go out to a party do you.

    A. go to get drunk (champagne, beer…)
    B. listen to jay-z music

    yeah, I thought so…

  41. jane's eyre


    So can Benedryl. I’m thoroughly stoned right now. Everyone’s voice sounds like,

    “Wah-wow, wah-Wooooooowwwwwwww…”

    Makes it hard to concentrate at work!

  42. Carsten5577

    I find it a somewhat ironic that a rap “musician” complains about someone’s “racism” (for which there’s no evidence, btw). When rap “music” is all about slappin

  43. Land-Man

    Actually, when I go out to party I listen to Yes and then give your girlfriend my big Land-Cock.

    yeah, i thought so.

  44. Musa_ acuminata

    Brass Monkey that funky monkey…

  45. jane's eyre

    Does that mean you go to a party to pick up drunk chicks who are gyrating to Jay-z?

  46. Libraesque

    Spindoc, whatever I don’t need a fucking history lesson on Cristal, may I direct you to this article

  47. jane's eyre

    I reached in the locker grabbed the Spanish Fly
    I put it with the Monkey mixed it in the cup
    Went over to the girl, “Yo baby, what’s up?”

  48. bigponie

    #141 jane’s eyre

    are you buzzing right now, god i wish i was there i’d rip your fucking clothes off and eat you up like hay….

  49. bigponie

    #143 Land-Man

    my girlfriend is your mom

    yeah, i thought so

  50. ellaminnowpea

    whoa bigponie!!! RIDE!!!

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