May 2012 14

Jay-Z will curate and headline a multi-day music festival coming to Philadelphia Labor Day weekend on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Jay-Z alongside Mayor Michael Nutter officially announced the first Budweiser Made in America music festival today on the steps of the Art Museum. The roster, which is said to include nearly 30 acts ranging from rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance, will be announced on May 21.

The two-day music festival will take place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park on Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2. The event will be produced by Live Nation. Tickets for the event are set to go on sale on Wednesday, May 23, through Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com. A limited number of 2-day tickets will be available for $99 (plus service charges). Tickets will be made available a day early on Tuesday, May 22 on Budweiser Facebook fan page. Check out the teaser video starring the Philadelphia headline

Jan 2012 25

According to The Sun, British police arrested Jay Z associate Chris Nathaniel, 39, and charged him with the stabbing of Danny O’Shea, 18, in East London.

The police nabbed Nathaniel yesterday when he landed at London’s Heathrow airport on an international flight from the United States.

The entertainment guru — linked with a host of sports idols, showbiz stars and leading politicians — was held with a pal aged 33.

Both were quizzed over the killing of Danny O’Shea, who was stabbed in the neck after being chased by a gang for 300 yards.

The day before his arrest he wrote on a social networking site: ‘Dnt surrender dnt give in persevere no matter how difficult ur life is with perseverance u will get thru anything.’

A further nine suspects aged between 22 and 43 were also questioned over the murder before being bailed.

Danny O’Shea, was stabbed on December 2 last year outside his mother’s home in Canning Town.

His stepfather desperately tried to stop the flow of blood and gave him mouth to mouth resuscitation but it was in vain.

Nathaniel is responsible for brokering a business deal to open a London branch of the “Throne” rapper’s 40/40 restaurant and bar franchise.

Sep 2011 15

Rumors that Jay-Z has a secret son has resurfaced. The story that the hip-hop mogul has a secret child with video model Shenelle Scott has been around since 2007. Jay-Z has denied the rumor, but now RadarOnline has reported that the father of the man who was originally identified as the child’s father told Star Magazinethat the nine-year-old boy is indeed Jay-Z’s son.

Andrews — who is the father of Shenelle’s ex boyfriend Malik Sayeed told the magazine that “at the time [he] was born, my son Malik thought he was his child, but they did DNA tests.” He continued, “It’s been determined that [the child is] Jay-Z’s baby.”

  • A source told the magazine that Beyonce was initially livid about the secret son, but she stood by her husband. The boy looks a lot like Jay — who’s reportedly paying Shenelle child support.


A source said that Malik found out the truth about the child’s real paternity. The source said, “Malik threw [Shenelle] a baby shower and bought all this stuff to prepare for the arrival. However, after the baby was born, friends and family told him he needed to get a DNA test. Everyone knew she was sleeping around and sleeping with Jay. There was a good chance it was his.”

Andrews added, “Maybe two weeks later, he called me and said, ‘Daddy, I got some bad news. [He’s] not my son.’ I said, ‘How do you know, Malik?’ He said, ‘He doesn’t look anything like me!'”

  • A DNA revealed that Jay was allegedly the father and Malik kicked Shenelle out of his house. Jay-Z reportedly made arrangements for Shenelle and her son to go back to Trinidad, where they both live “comfortably on the rapper’s dime.”
  • Jerald told the magazine, “Shenelle told me that Jay-Z gave her $1 million to keep her mouth shut. My understanding is that he’s paying her child support. Shenelle took the money and bought herself a really nice house in Trinidad that the whole family lives in now.”
  • Jerald added that Shenelle has told him her current relationship with the rapper “is amicable. He said, “She says he’s a good father and he has a lot of interest in [the boy]. It was a big old mess at one time, but I think once they resolved the issue of fatherhood, of paternity, I think things started to level off.”

Aug 2011 30

Chris Brown tore the VMA stage up on Sunday night (August 28th) and had the audience, which included Kanye West and Justin Bieber standing up and cheering him on. One person was not amused — Jay-Z. During Chris’ performance, Jay-Z looked bored, didn’t smile or clap. Jay-Z discovered Chris’ ex Rihanna and considers her a little sister.

Aug 2011 29

Drake doesn’t want anything to do with any beef that may be brewing between Jay-Z and Lil Wayne. Wayne threw a shot towards Jay on his new track called “I’m Good,” which features Drizzy and Jadakiss. On the track, Wayne responded to Jay’s “baby money” diss on “H.A.M.” On “I’m Good,” he said, “Talkin’ ’bout Baby money? I got your Baby money/ Kidnap yo’ b*tch, get that how-much-you-love-your-lady money.”

In an interview with MTV News, Drake downplayed any involvement. He said, “I just got a beat and did a verse over it. Whatever any other individual has to say, you have to ask the man himself. I just did what I know how to do. I just got on a record. I heard the beat, did a verse and heard the final product.”

  • Drake continued, “At the end of the day, rap is an individual art. You express yourself and whatever you wanna say, you say it, so I guess that’s a question for Wayne more than me.”

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