JAY-Z vs. CRISTAL PART III | THE FINAL CHAPTER (OR SO WE HOPE)
Misreporting Jay-Z/Cristal Beef, Is Jay-Z Backing Off?
As the Associated Press (via USA Today) points out, the online version of the Economist article that seems to have been the point of origin for the Cristal boycott, doesn’t actually quote Roederer’s Frederic Rouzaud as saying that hip hop’s interest was "unwelcome attention". That was the writer’s comment and he also wrote: "Both Dom Perignon and Krug have had their share of unwelcome attention, too." So the most widely quoted words did not actually come from Rouzaud or anyone associated with Roederer.
We all got that one wrong. But we still have two sentences on which to base the boycott!
MTV UK is already misreporting the sequence of events claiming:
Jay-Z said: "It has come to my attention that the managing director of Cristal, Frederic Rouzaud views the ‘hip-hop’ culture as ‘unwelcome attention’. . . Then responding to that, Rouzaud said smugly: "I’m sure Dom Perignon or Krug would be delighted to have their business…"
Of course, the above quote from Rouzaud was from the article to which Jay-Z was responding, not a response from Rouzaud to Jay-Z. Not a huge thing but this incident is already becoming an urban folk tale.
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