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Jay-Z Focus of Barclays Center Protest

Jay-Z may own less than 2 per cent of the Nets, but the Brooklyn-born rapper is taking most of the heat on the Nets arena naming rights controversy. Arena critics have orchestrated a campaign claiming that Barclays financed slavery 300 years ago, which the bank denies and one which an African-American professor at Rutgers calls "a little bit silly". That hasn't stopped any number of music sites from claiming Jay-Z is in league with "slave owners". Jay-Z has yet to comment.