Barclays Center’s Security Put Jay-Z Fans Through the Wringer. Streisand Fans, Not so Much.


Here’s the easiest quiz in the world, and not just because we gave you the answer in the title of the post.

If you had to guess, which artist’s fan base had to deal with much tighter security at Barclays Center?
A) Jay-Z’s
B) Barbra Streisand’s

If you guessed A), congratulations, you live in the real world. If you guessed B), well, hmmm. We just hope you don’t live in a swing state.

Anyhoo, Village Voice’s news blog Running Scared has the story of the very different security measures that were enforced at the venue during shows from the two artists. Give it a look see. Take the poll.

And while you’re at it, watch this video of Dr. Cornell West calling bullshit on Jay-Z’s boast about his role in the Nets. It’s pretty hilarious.

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