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Why Jay Z Is Being Depicted As A ‘Care Bear Pal’

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Artist Daniel Edwards, most known for his controversial sculpture of Britney Spears giving birth, has depicted Jay Z as a Care Bear pal in his latest work dedicated to the rapper’s Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.

“Jay Z is an entertainer, not a civil rights activist … he defended future college funds by standing up to the criticism for his refusal to break ties with Barney’s New York in order to sell his fragrance Gold, which should be a huge fundraiser for the foundation,” Edwards said in a statement, referring to accusations of the department store’s practice of racial profiling and the rap mogul’s reluctance to take a stand against it by withdrawing his merchandise.

In the piece, titled “Jay Z Cares and Shares,” the music mogul smiles while rocking a suit and tie with care bears attached to his body.

“Making a decision prematurely to pull out of this project, wouldn’t hurt Barneys or Shawn Carter, but all the people that stand a chance at higher education,” Jay Z recently said in a statement.

Over the summer, Edwards unveiled a nude life-size statue of Kim titled, “L.A. Fertility.”

Check out the sculptures below:

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