Normally I would rip Jay Z for a story like this in today's NY Post's Page Six. But the Jigga man actually ends up smelling like a rose.

According to Page Six, Jay Z rolls with some cheap bastards who don't mind flaunting their wealth -- just don't ask them to part with it!

Jay Z and a couple of record label honchos hit up a posh Chelsea eatery and ordered bottle after bottle of expensive bubbly. Despite the fact that the owner comped some of the liquor for the cheapskates (meaning, he only charged them a portion of the bill) they still stiffed the restaurant!

While they argued over who would pay the $1,500 bill, Jay Z went into his own pocket and tipped the waitress $500 before going outside to wait.

From NY Post's Page Six:

    In February, Atlantic Records executive Michael Kyser and Universal Music Group honcho Shawn Costner took Jay-Z and his posse out to M2 in Chelsea. But owner Joey Morrisey claims that Kyser and Costner are refusing to pay their $1,500 tab.

    "Jay-Z ordered a bottle of Patron Platinum and some expensive champagne, and everything was going great," M2 man- ager Dan Develin tells Page Six. "The waitress has known him for five years, and he's a good friend of Joey's, so we ended up comping a lot of their bill."

    But when the check came for $1,500 -- amounting to less than a third of the tab they'd actually rung up -- things got hairy. "Kyser and Costner were making a big show of wanting to take Jay-Z out, so they started arguing over who got to pick up the check," Develin says. "Jay-Z ended up tipping the waitress $500 and going outside to wait."

    Eventually, Develin says, the two decided to split it. After Costner's corporate MasterCard was declined, however, Kyser agreed to foot the entire bill.

    "Before we could get him to sign the receipt, he left the club," Develin says. "Of course, we still have his card, so we called up his office, and his assistant told us someone would come by to sign. Weeks went by, and no one ever did. Finally, we got a call from AmEx and were told that Kyser was disputing the charge. When we called him up again, his assistant said, 'Oh, Michael says he doesn't actually remember being there' -- which is crazy because we have his card and photos of him and Jay-Z."

    Owner Morrissey said, "We just want to settle this and be done without having to press charges." A spokesman for Jay-Z declined to comment. Neither Keyser nor Costner returned repeated calls.

Photo: Splash News Online

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  • iscream

    ITS THE ROC! Lol

    I've always heard he was a great tipper. I bet he laughed all the way out the door with his sexy self.

    Nothing is funnier than when a bill comes to the table & has to be split.

    "I had this this & that. Not the other" Too funny.

  • Krysi J

    Who ever Costner and Kyser are, they are looking like the biggest brokest fools at Atlantic, and Universal right now. Trust me they are getting clown like a MF as we speak!

  • melinla

    Too funny - Jay knew they were broke before they left the office - that's why he ran the bill up!

  • flyqtnva

    @Krysi J
    Whats up!

    That got made jokes for them ni**as today. But I dont and NEVER will understand WHY rich PEOPLE GET DISCOUNTS AND COMPS WHEN THEY SHOULD BE PAYING FULL PRICE...THEY CAN AFFORD IT....YOUR BUSINESS GONNA LOOSE MONEY CAUSE YOU WANNA COMP JAYZ TABLE....DO YOU EVER SEE ROCAWEAR OR ROCAFELLA GIVING AWAY ANYTHING?

  • Krysi J

    Whats up fly!............they're looking like a couple of LAMES right now. Especially when Jay z paid out $500 to the waitress in tips....for them to argue of $1500...was just plain embarassing....for BOTH companies. I guess the recession is on every level of blue collar jobs huh? LOL!

  • flyqtnva

    Ballin gone wrong....lol....where is dave chappelle when u need him

  • iyonah

    WOW ... This is terrible. Glad the restaurant talked about it. Classic example of Fallin while claiming to be BALLIN ... Why offer to pay if you know you really couldn't afford it?

  • SHANIASMOMMA

    they must have forgotten that they got there pictures taken

  • teecee

    okay...... people always want free stuff.....

  • NC_NYer

    Bar/Club/Restaurant/Clothing Shop owners will comp rich (or at least famous) people because they know that YOU (the general public, the little people, the wanna-be's) will spend all your hard-earned money TRYING to be like them - drinking Ace of Spade, Patron, Cristal, Ciroc, Nuvo or whatever the 'hot' drink of the moment is. Wearing Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Coach or Prada sneakers, rocking every different pair of UGGs, Moncler jackets, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Coach bags.....and so on....

    Now, a few folks have picked up on this - and are making money off of YOU by selling the LIFESTYLE (i.e. a fantasy in most cases) - and this is why they don't have to give away a thing (Phat Farm, Rocawear, Sean John or whatever else).

    Why do that when you have people lined up ready to give you money for it?

    How much money was made off of the Burberry craze?

    How much money was made off of throwback jerseys?