Rapper Jay Z has raised $1 million (Gbp660,600) for charity through his partnership with U.S. luxury retailer Barney's.

The Empire State of Mind hitmaker was criticised in October (13) for moving forward with his clothing line at the store after two black shoppers accused employees of racially profiling them.

Jay Z worked with bosses at the New York retailer to improve security procedures and the move has proved to be a lucrative one, as he has raised over $1 million for his Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, according to the New York Daily News.