Kanye West has responded to news that the department store Barney’s racially profiles its customers.

At a Yeezus Tour stop in Vegas, West spoke at length about a variety of things, including shopping while black.

Tying the incidents into his song “New Slaves,” the star referenced the cases of Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips, two of the store’s customers who were stopped by police and falsely accused of fraud.

From All Hip Hop:

That’s that broke n*gga racism. Don’t touch anything in the store. Excuse me that’s that, “can I help you sir?” That’s that racial profiling out in front of Barneys and sh*t. Talking about, “did you steal that?” And it’s that rich n*gga racism, that’s come in… come in Ye please buy more, please buy more… I know you just got some money and can’t wait to spend it n*gga.

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