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Jay Z in $30 million blackmail plot

Jay Z in $30 million blackmail plot

Apr 22 2014, 1:22am CDT | by

Jay Z is at the center of an extortion plot over old recordings. The 'Tom Ford' rapper is allegedly being blackmailed by a former intern, who has demanded $110,000 to return master recordings of...

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Jay Z in $30 million blackmail plot

Apr 22 2014, 1:22am CDT | by

Jay Z is at the center of an extortion plot over old recordings.

The 'Tom Ford' rapper is allegedly being blackmailed by a former intern, who has demanded $110,000 to return master recordings of tracks such as 'I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)' and 'Holla'.

The recordings are said to be worth $30 million and were recorded in New York between 2002 and 2003.

The ex-intern contacted Jay's Roc Nation last week demanding payment in exchange for returning the masters, which he had kept in storage in Northridge, California.

Roc Nation sent an employee to meet the intern at the storage locker and paid the culprit $2,500 to open it. Inside, the staff member verified that the recordings belonged to their 44-year-old employer.

Police were then informed, but as the recordings were never reported missing or stolen, officers claimed they couldn't help until a police report was filed in New York.

A source told the New York Post newspaper: "The guy wanted cash and told Jay's people, 'If you don't pay up now, you will lose these recordings forever.'

"Roc Nation stalled him a day to get the police report filed in New York. They said they would come back the next day to seal the deal and filed the report in New York. Then, on Friday, the LAPD took the guy into custody, but he was released pending further investigation."

Among the recordings include never-before-heard music which could be worth $25 to $30 million if included on a future Jay Z album.

The insider claimed: "Jay owns the rights to his master recordings. Some of those in question are songs that are out, but there are others the public has never heard. An album of Jay songs is worth around $25 to $30 million, but there are also tracks that he wouldn't want out there."

 
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Aug 29 2014 2:44pm CDT | Source: CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Final preparations are underway for this weekend’s Made in America outdoor music festival, which is expected to draw thousands to downtown LA’s Grand Park. Performers expected to rock Grand Park over two days include Imagine Dragons, Kanye West, John Mayer, Weezer, Iggy Azalea, Kendrick Lamar and dozens of other well-known music acts. The event, spearheaded by rapper Jay-Z, is a first for downtown LA, where there have been some concern ...
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Aug 28 2014 1:01pm CDT | Source: CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A music festival featuring headliners Jay-Z and Beyonce set to take place in downtown Los Angeles this weekend could bring as much as $10 million to the city, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday. Appearing on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO’s “Ask The Mayor” segment, Garcetti said he and other city officials worked to clear out any bureaucratic red tape to bring the Made In America festi ...
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Aug 28 2014 9:46am CDT | Source: Dlisted

Mathew Knowles, the former manager of Her Majesty Beyoncé and current professional sperm-slinging deadbeat pepaw, told Houston 104.1′s The Roula and Ryan Show on Wednesday (via Radar) that he knows the TROOF when it comes to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s marriage. Take a seat and get ready t ...
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Beyonce's Dad -- Jay Z Divorce Rumors Are Just a 'Jedi Mind Trick'

Aug 28 2014 8:45am CDT | Source: TMZ

Mathew Knowles thinks the Beyonce/Jay Z divorce rumors ... and even the infamous Solange elevator fight video ... were both carefully orchestrated by the duo to drive up ticket sales.Beyonce's dad was on KRBE in Houston where ...
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