Jay-Z

When Jay-Z held his 6-hour star-studded TIDAL X: Brooklyn Benefit Concert at Barclays Center last week, he hoped it would boost ticket sales for his 4:44 Tour.

Jay-Z’s opening night concert in Anaheim, Calif. was a near sell-out. But ticket sales for the rest of the tour dates are so slow that some tickets are selling for just $6!

Unfortunately those ticket prices won’t cover the $1 million just to truck the gigantic stage sets to every city.

The Fresno Bee reports that Jay-Z abruptly canceled his Fresno concert. The venue said slow ticket sales were to blame.

Some venues are also reporting very slow ticket sales and more cancellations are expected.

Jay-Z’s fans have apparently abandoned the 48-year-old rap mogul for younger acts, including Cardi B, Migos, Kendrick Lamar, Young Thug, Future, and Li’l Yachtie.

 

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  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ??? all the self serving folks falling down falling down… All the self serving folks falling…. And the world shouldn’t worry
    … Y’all like my song Chile ? ….. For the folks that’s praying… Keep your faith as for the rest …. Middle fingers up. ….

  • Sue

    No one wants to pay their hard earned money to hear somebody talk about how richer they are than them. Come up with some new gimmicks or retire. Go raise your kids and stay home. Damn

  • The Goode Queen

    Well let me know where the $6 tickets are. ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ???

  • PhillyFacts

    These youngins not fitna go to no AARP exclusive

  • Keesh5000

    I will take a pair of those $6 tickets… shyyttttt

  • Ni Ni

    He used to be real good about collaborating with (mooching off) other artists. I’m surprised he hasn’t teamed up with the young thugs & them.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    He will try of course ….

  • Tiff J

    You know what’s more important than spending $300 on Jay Z concert tickets?….. CREDIT. LOL He did it to himself.

  • You Could Never

    Im going to say this one more time. Hip hop is one of the only music genres that is ageist. They dont like women for sure past a certain age. But it goes for men too. No its nice. But its a real fact. What hip hop star have we seen be sucessful in the genre til they were damn near 50?

    I will wait.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I thought the same thing… The kids that buy music don’t want to hear that chit.

  • Birdman24

    JAY-Z

  • Birdman24

    For sure, in my city they not $6.00

  • Keesh5000

    Yeah he should do this and put out 1 album every 2 or 3 years.

  • Keesh5000

    So where are they at for $6. Asking for a friend

  • thrift.store.jungle

    he’s got a great catalog of music. unfortunately, unless he gets some rainbow colored braids, wears women’s clothes and mumble rather raps his career may suffer.

    time for some sponsorships. ask shaq if they have any openings w/that foot fungus cream.

  • You Could Never

    Which means he is what? Rare. Like a unicorn. And also at this point nobody else wants to see him in his demographic. And like someone said below youngins not going to a Jay concert. My daughter is 22. The daughter of not one but TWO hip hop fanatics. But I can promise that her nor any of her friends even know one song off of Reasonable Doubt through Imma say The Dynasty. That is almost half his whole catalog.

  • Anunnaki

    I would have thought he would bow out gracefully, like L.L…and do other things

  • You Could Never

    I had hoped he would and been spared the…I doubt he is embarrassed. But the headache. its a lot involved to cancel shows out of a tour. Or perhaps cancel it all together. I dont like his stabby ass, but I dont wish him bad.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Why couldn’t it just be people are broke.

  • Anunnaki

    I agree, but i think if he went out and left his legacy as one of the great rappers, it would garner more respect, he still hoping around like he 25

  • hottlanta

    Did you say 6 HOUR concert? One can only wave their hands in the air and say hay-ho for so long. After 45 minutes we get brain dead.

  • Anunnaki

    In Sandra mind

  • Anunnaki

    6 hrs, of rap. I couldn’t do it

  • Anonymous

    Like someone said below bow out gracefully and find something else to do these kids don’t wanna hear his music you ain’t no Tupac Jay now these kids know him they don’t know you if they do all they know is you married Beyonce he still trying to act like he one of these young boys and you getting old either invest your money in a good business or go sail with Tom Joyner

  • EMILY POST

    Jay Z is probably the only rap concert worth going too… but how much was his tickets? rap music is dead they took it commercialized it to the point of no return and now everyone sounds the same.
    The music industry killed R&B…. Sooo your stuck with listening to who again? Yes now you can pay to listen to Cardi B lol rap Bodak Yellow… Yes that seems like a great concert.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Wow I’m shocked because it’s Jay Z. I never thought this would happen to him. he better start touring with B because she’s best at selling concerts.

  • GuestSTAR

    Hubby and I went to a Halloween block party last weekend and 1 local rapper after the next performed. After an hour of standing and the odor of weed, I was over it, ready to go home.

  • HalleMerry

    Add Bey and I’ll attend Jay! I actually went to their On the Run tour to see him, but she STOLE the show!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    This is true tho. These kids don’t appreciate masculinity anymore. they love these oh flamboyant, wanna be hard but don’t touch my hair type of niccas. I was born in 89 and lets just say the rappers I grew up with stand no chance against what these kids call rappers now a days.

  • Patricia

    it all starts to sound the same after an hour. enough is enough

  • Patricia

    jay z has worn a skirt, too. hes on the same page. hes just old AND ugly now. young people want to see some young kids hopping around the stage falling out of their pants with red beads swanging

  • imright

    didnt Jay tell us not to spend money on concert tickets or smthn to that effect on 4:44 ???? ??

  • hottlanta

    So after an hour of weed odor did you go home to raid the refrigerator or not.

  • imright

    he tried with Future ?

  • imright

    that pic of Jay all curled up with the red jacket tho ??? Sandra faf

  • Bonita

    At his age, he’s going to have to follow other old skool hip hop acts and play at clubs. It won’t generate the money he’s used to, but it will draw his true fan base.

  • Ni Ni

    Just grasping for straws aint he, smh.

  • Rayne

    We just gon mention carli d everywhere anytime for any reason.
    I’m so tired (mjb voice)

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    I was just at the concert Saturday in Las Vegas TMobile Arena and there were a lot of people there. He was having a lot of technical issues. The giant tv screens weren’t working properly and his sound was very bad. You could tell he was pissed too. The concert was supposed to start at 8 and it didnt start until 10:30. At least we got to go to our seats after standing the hallway for like an hour, people on the floor had to stand in the hallway for like another 2 hours before they would let them in to thier seats.

  • stav

    It’s more about the content , than age! Jay-Z classic hits( a lot of them anyway) were about selling dope, and hoes, etc. This is almost a 50 year old man with a wife and 5 kids, he’s not on anyone’s block, not selling dope( hopefully) , and again(hopefully) not out screwing a bunch of women. So with that being said, we know that is no longer his lifestyle, many don’t want to hear him perform old raps that’s no longer his life!

  • hottlanta

    Back in the good ole days rap was the shyt. You could go to a concert and it was different. But this mess now is crazy. I hate it and some of the young’uns hate it they listening to our ole skool music.

  • You Could Never

    He tried that once years ago with this one rapper who had at the time, only had been out for 3-4 years. It didnt work out. Sometimes it works for him with collabs. Sometimes it doesnt.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Right?!?! Lol..

  • hottlanta

    She was right if you do the math according to your calculations it adds up to 5 hour wait and a 1 hour concert which totals 6 hours. Still ain’t worth it. I love Jesus and I ain’t waiting 5 hours to see him.

  • Django the God

    That won an election.

  • Django the God

    Off the top of my head, I would go see Kodak.

  • hottlanta

    Er you do have a point. Even said it when he got elected when he said he didn’t want any poor people around him everyday in the office.

  • hottlanta

    Explain to this ole lady. What is Bodak Yellow?

  • Django the God

    If you ain’t on the lean, they don’t want to hear it.

    I don’t want to hear it.

    https://youtu.be/KM1jgEJHiTE

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    This right here^^^^ I saw Meth and Red back in April at a club… That concert was one of the best I’ve seen… Meth was right next to me I passed him my blunt, lol.. Then he took it and went on stage, lmbo!!!

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    I’m with you on that and the crowd actually started to boo, but we were already there and we Ubered, so. But once he got on stage it didnt even matter anymore. We def need a do over though, I feel like we were cheated out of the images that were being played on the screens that were working. I feel bad for the newer Jay fans because if you didnt already know the songs you were lost. The sound was just that bad. So maybe he’s working out the technical difficulties before continuing. I’m sure he wants to give people a good show that they can see and hear.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Lol.. Probably Groupon.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Will you put something in his commissary though? His shows are going to be in jail if he doesn’t get it together ….

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    My thought…..

  • EMILY POST

    Cause you think he would put on a good concert? Or because you just want to see Kodak?

  • You Could Never

    Correct. I saw Raekwon & Ghostface Killa last summer here in a smaller club-y type venue. Like he gonna have to get real realistic, real fast. I would go check Jigga out. Much as I dont like him as a person, I was once a fan enough of his music to go see him. But there would have to be 20,000 of ME’s tho to fill an arena.

  • Ruth

    Well if the tickets werent so pricey i would buy one. Took your advice jay. Why dont you just retire and enjoy the millions youve already made.

  • Renee26

    I seriously doubt there are any $6 tickets

  • You Could Never

    A word play on the name Kodak Black. Who is another rapper.

  • Renee26

    Makes sense

  • You Could Never
  • hottlanta

    Jay should know better. He is supposed to so sound check and all of that stuff to straighten out the technical issues before people come.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Its very real honey..some were even 11 bucks..

  • KarmaBackAround

    I mean the album is a bore..why would i pay for a boring arse concert…but hell with xmas coming someone will be gifted with the 6 or 11 dollar seats…thanks jay!! Fa la la la la!!

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    I said the same thing. If it were Bey honey the Cert woulda started on time and she would have given us a extra 30 mins on the back end. But its Jay. I have been to a couple of his concerts and he’s not the most entertaining but he makes good music.

  • Kimberly King

    The Beyonce GIF got me weak AF lmao

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I imagine a set from Jay would be boring. He doesn’t make music for the ladies. Some dudes have that sausage party appeal and he is one of em

  • Solstice

    ???

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Is he supposed to? Or does he pay people to do that? If it’s the latter, I can see why he was mad.

  • hottlanta

    Professional artists are there from beginning to end to make sure everything is okay.

  • Solstice

    Ikr!! Sandra know she shady as hell! Lmao!!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Jay Z LMFAOOOO I cant think of any. They typically fall off after 37!!!

  • TS Madison

    Sandra must be very happy about this news.

  • Karen Brady

    Maybe folks are taking heed. On one of these songs he’s preaching about investing and using your $$ wisely. So that’s what’s up Jay.

  • hottlanta

    WTF. Dayum!!!! I remember back in the day we bought an album because the album cover was fly like the Ohio Players Honey album. This right here needs to go back to the clearance section. Who is sexing this ugly mofo’s.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Is that a came in Jay hands? Eveb though people wanna fight Sandra for her write-ups, she finds the right pictures.???

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Obviously he didn’t.

  • hottlanta

    Who was that rapper that had on a wedding dress and gun in his mouth? I just shook my head when I saw that mess.

  • IamAllnatural

    Ain’t nobody got time for a devil worshiper!

  • klwbaby

    Off topic: some idiot killed 6 people in Manhattan. They are saying its a terrorist attack. So if u have love ones in Manhattan, please try to make contact with them.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    We don’t know he didn’t do that (a sound check) and things could still go wrong…which explains the wait. Sh@t goes wrong sometimes, that’s life…and besides. Sandra’s write up is mostly theories and exaggerations…..Despite the cancellation in Fresno, Jay-Z still opened as scheduled Friday at Honda Center in Anaheim…and maybe some venues ticket sales are higher than others…maybe he didn’t have enough sales in that area to cover his overhead. He’s a business man and I’m sure he has the same motto as Robbie from Sweetie Pies….”IF IT DON’T MAKE MONEY IT DON’T MAKE SENSE”.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    No one wants to go to a Jayz concert and watch him walk back forth across the stage.

  • MsPam

    Who wants to put on their glad rags and go see that face?!

  • hottlanta

    Thanks sending my friend in NY an email now.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Right…..Like he has arthritis.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I just read that.

    So unlike England they didn’t run over the victims with the vehicle but they did a driveby.

    Wow ish is getting really real.

    Edit: Ok they ran down some pedestrians and cyclists as well as opening fire on the crowd.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Yes I saw that. They were cyclists. Hit by a truck. 15 were also injured.

  • hottlanta

    Glad to see Janet at 51 still doing her thang.

  • IamAllnatural

    Praying for the victims!??

  • Applebum

    Jay-Z is not 48 years old. If you used to read the source magazine and remember the Jaz-O interviews know Jay-Z is only 4 years younger than Jaz-O. Jay-Z is 55 years old. Ever since he crossed-over, the white media started with this new age.

  • GuestSTAR

    Lol, no but I was tipsy. They had alcohol all over the place.

  • Shamari123

    Wow…Well that’s interesting to know.

  • JV

    Heard they have the guy in custody. Do we know anything about him yet?

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    I just saw her this past Sunday, when I say she was amazing….THE REAL QUEEN!

  • free

    That’s all I wanted to say.

  • imright

    Jay is not 55 ????? u draggin it

  • Django the God

    Because I been listening to that Project Baby Two.

  • klwbaby

    He was shot by police is the only thing I have seen so far.

  • klwbaby

    My brother lives there so I contacted him.

  • Liah

    Right…People do the MOST!

  • hottlanta

    Is he okay. My friend is fine.

  • Kayke

    I believe this can also be attributed to people not wanting to be in large gatherings dur to what has been occuring in this country.

  • hottlanta

    I waiting on the official “T” word terrorists which is code word for Muslim.

  • klwbaby

    Yes, he’s still at work. I told him to be careful when he leaves. I’m glad to hear your friend is fine. There are some crazy azz lunatics in this world.

  • country57

    Janet is Legend status.I remember my daughters going to see her as teenagers. NFL can kiss a$$

  • Sue

    Suck a fat one

  • T’acheItEzWhoRme2Judge

    Hmm…I wonder if he will reschedule the canceled dates like other artists usually does? (Well most artists except Ye).

  • JV

    That’s what I’m afraid is going to happen. I’m sure everyone will instantly forget the mass murderer in Vegas was a white guy..

  • hottlanta

    Yep how soon they forget Charlottesville but can always remember OJ. Just boggles the mind.

  • hottlanta

    Weed and alcohol. I will be there next year for this Halloween block party. I know what weed and alcohol make couples do so Imma stay outta grown married folks business.

  • hotntot95

    Watusaid …no tall buildings, clubs, concerts, or big venues for me…they are target practice nowadays.

  • GuestSTAR

    Stop!!!! But hey, if you ever wanna visit Cali, I’d be happy to show you around.

  • Kayke

    Exactly. His fanbase is older and sensible.

  • Pnthr

    Jay-Z’s ego won’t allow that.

  • KA

    Wonder if that abrupt cancelation has anything to do with Beyonce’s tears leaving the Halloween party…

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    lol Nobody cares about Jay-z… They always attended his tours because Beyonce was Co-headling

  • hottlanta

    I got an invite for next year to visit Venice. I will be there next summer. I was there 2 years ago staying in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Hilton and had a blast. I ran from the Beverly Hilton Hotel all the way down to Santa Monica and back. Loved it.

  • EMILY POST

    lol

  • EMILY POST

    ?????? LOL I have no clue…. I listened to the song and still don’t know What she is referencing but it is catchy.

  • EMILY POST

    What hits can you do when you past 50 Big Pimpin sounds a little different at that age…

  • Applebum

    Why is that so hard to believe? When People think of 50+ they think old and gray haired, that’s not necessarily true. You have some 55 yea olds that look very young, as long as you’ve eat right, excersize, etc. Jay-Z is not 48 years old. He grew up with Jaz-O, he named himself after that guy, that was his mentor. Find a copy of those interviews….

  • hottlanta

    Yep it’s gonna be a lot of professional jealousy at home. He gonna start feeling his ego getting bruised and start cheating again or might tell her to stay home and take care of those 3 kids.

  • R in NYC

    I believe you. Jay is older than he stated age and so is Bey. It’s common to shave years off your age in the industry.

  • GuestSTAR

    Another great hotel which isn’t that far from Venice is the Hotel del Coronado. Presidents and royalty have stayed there and its breathtaking. Movies have been filmed there. The ocean is right there. Even if you don’t stay at the hotel, visit, have lunch in a cabana on the beach.

  • Shaylove1975

    Pray for jay z

  • hottlanta

    Thanks I will tell my travel agent about it. The Beverly Hilton was the bomb. it was kinna spooky that it was the hotel where Whitney Houston died. I had a private car that will take me wherever I wanted to go within 2 miles of the hotel and pick me up when I was done. At night they will show movies by the poolside. I was spoiled robes/slippers/wine and everything. i wasn’t bout to pay $30.00 a day for breakfast so ya know my boogie behind had the private car to take me to Starbucks. Couldn’t tell me nuthin,

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Beyoncé has only done one tour with him

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Dat part . I’m good

  • Pamela

    Everything eventually comes to an end. It ain’t the end of the world though JayZ. You be alright.

  • dontgetblocked

    Some of these artists are hot. I have to give it to them.

  • Munchosgirl

    Jaz-O was his mentor, also the older guy in the projects everyone looked up to. Jay Z attended school during the same time as Busta, Biggie and DMX…he was no dummy either….very intelligent ..so no he is not 55.

  • Munchosgirl

    Didn’t check them all but the Miami tickets are nosebleed seats…no thanks.

  • Bonita

    lol

  • Mrs Mary

    WAIT…weren’t you on here the other day BRAGGING about his opening concert??? Well like I said, he needs to be HOME with his wife and kids 2 of which are NEWBORN 4 month old TWINS!!!! Be a daddy and sit cho old a#@ down somewhere until they get 16 at least and blu is in college!

  • Bossy704

    Exactly I want to PARTY. He is nothing to look at, doesn’t dance…why would I want to see him live?

  • Mrs. ??????????

    I agree with you Apple, Nas outed him on ether. Said Jayz was 36 taking Karate classes, This was in 2001.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    After how he treated kanye, i think most industry folks are warry of his ass. Him and his pony even went to taulor swift 25th bday party to get her on tidal and she access denied that ass.

  • Bashi22

    These celebrities need take time away from the public eye make us miss you sometimes Sade does that well

  • Bashi22

    He should have someone else on the show like what Nas and Lauryn Hill did their show was very successful

  • cheechee1x1

    Jay Z’s audience has aged right along with him. They now have mortgages,car payments, student loans and daycare bills just to name a few. Their priorities have shifted greatly. Turning up with JayZ is not on their bucket list yet.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Nope…he bout to start pimpin her again…sooooo BACK ON TOUR SHE GO…but wait whose checkn for her…they besta lower the cost if them tickets…or take their acts oversees…

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Jay is NOT 55….HE 18..

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    Jaz-O/Age

    53 years

    October 4, 1964

  • hottlanta

    I have always said he is pimping her. As soon as she finishes one world tour she does another one. Well she married a drug dealer what makes her thinks his mentality has changed.

  • Jussjess25

    Okay!

  • angelpat2812

    “Oh how the #Mighty has fallen! Half hasn’t been told. The time is coming when we won’t even remember his name. His wife is next!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Lmmfao!! Omg! Whomever that is it, play too much??

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Real fvcking tears man ????

  • gail jones

    Yes

  • gail jones

    EXACTLY! He sicknin’. Remember when he was walking in New York and that kid offered him candy and he brushed him off and said … “Nah, I don’t eat chocolate.” Even if he didn’t, he could have taken it and thrown it away later.

  • gail jones

    I knew he won’t sh?t when him and R. Kelly tour didn’t work. Best of Both Worlds. That would’ve been hot.

  • gail jones

    You killin’ me.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    JayZ’s image is changed and he doesn’t know it yet. He is always seen with his wife, whom ppl are tired of seeing. They are glued together too much and he lost his identity by blending with her all the time. I think he tagged around with Bey to keep his name out there, but his name and image got lost over the years. When people started getting tired of her, they were just as tired of him even though he didn’t have any music out. Not to mention the elevator situation with Solange. Lemonade should have made him look like a player with the whole Becky with the good hair stunt, but he just looked stupid still running the streets on his wife at 50 years old. He’s just not looked at as “great” anymore. He should have given himself some space from his wife in public. Not saying married people can’t be seen together, just, ….. he lost his buzz by going everywhere with her. I hope you get where I’m going with this. He’s like the old man in the club that don’t see nothing wrong with hanging out with the crowd. He has to know when it’s over or at least slowed down.

  • Faux Gibbler

    How much you wanna bet Jay Z bought most of the first round of tickets to give it the public the illusion tickets were hard to get?

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    He thinks he can pull crowds like he did in the past his album maybe a hit. But seeing a near 50 year old in a rap concert is not going to sell. If his ego was tamed he could have a combined act of him, maybe roc a fella artists like Duffy has done with the bad bay artists. And why is his stage act $1mil when all he does is walk back and forth he doesn’t even have dancers with him

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    Right doesn’t he still have that tidal mess and a record label look for other artists be a mentor to them. It’s time for him to look at his golden years and transition into a something else.

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    Wow, $6 I wouldn’t even spend that on him yes I I like his old music but he needs to call it a day on touring. His lifestyle is babies and a ridiculous $88 mil dollar mansion so that old music is not even relevant anymore

  • unknown user

    his last album went against the grain. folks dont want to get jiggy to you informing them of how lost they are. he even admitted his own stupidity. totally unrelatable.

  • blazewon22

    Man people in Fresno don’t have $200 to spend on Jay-Z! I looked at Tix for ATL and decided I could buy the new XBox instead of going to a 2 Hour show.

  • blazewon22

    All rappers fall off after 35. It’s a young mans game!

  • bhavana

    I wouldn’t go to this clown’s concert (or his wife’s) if you paid me.

  • bhavana

    Not to mention that Christmas is right around the corner.

  • Natasha Adams

    They got a $88 million dollar home to pay for and upkeep their lifestyle. I’d be satisfied with a $10 million dollars home myself.

  • Miss Thang

    oh please. Jigga is a clown.

  • unknown user

    so basically, what i said…

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    he needs to understand his fans are 35 and over and paying 200 for a ticket is not gonna happen these days! he should do smaller venues withl smaller set pieces to offset his overhead. he is not a stadium filler anymore unless he teams with his wife and even then he wont have his on solo set cause Beyonce fans don’t want to see him walk around stage doing nothing after they have paid 3 to 5 hundred dollars on tickets

  • Miss Thang

    Nas still has his swagger, but getting with Nicki will cause him to lose a lot of cool points.

  • Miss Thang

    well damn lol

  • Miss Thang

    “One can only wave their hands in the air and say hay-ho for so long.” LOLLLLLLLLLLLLL xD

  • Renee26

    <<< Goes to search for $6 tix and plane fare LOL

  • Simone

    Could it be that people are just scared now of being in large crowds and settings.
    All that is going on in the world I have thought twice about going to anyone’s concert.

  • what?why

    In the world today … Read.

  • Ni Ni

    His Pony – i am hollering ?

  • http://bettybooplover.tumblr.com/ Berry Melon

    It happens to everyone in the media. Years go by and people lose interest, new singers come along. And suddenly your music stops selling and people don’t want to see you in concert, specially if you put up the price $$$. Jay Z must have enough $$$ by now, he managed some well known artists. Before Beyonce and Jay
    Z there was Ike and Tina. Where are they now? You could say the same about Diana Ross. Or… Janet Jackson. Janet used to be what Beyonce became. I wonder who will take Beyonce’s crown in 10-20 years time?
    .https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cefe92308a8781877b3ec14fa5adb9bf5f5d237c04fa072ea476e537a362b5eb.jpg

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Part of the problem is there is too much content in his rap now. Especially 4:44. He talked about good credit and investments for the future. I’m a hip-hop head and love when there is real content.

    These kids don’t want to see/hear that. They want to hear indecipherable lyrics over a processed beat with so few lyrics that it’s basically a chant. To see men dressed in what appear to be women’s tight pants strapped below their butt (gay man prison-style). Soft dudes and hard women.

    All this in addition to tix being too pricey

    Watered down is an understatement.

  • Look@m3

    Nah, I’m no Jay fan but I literally had to listen to 4:44 like 3 or 4 times to “get” it. Its sad but I just think this generation of “people” want rap music you can’t clearly understand the wording to and can dance to the beat. The days of lyricist may be over.
    You add that too people not wanting to be in large crowds…..
    then people not wanting to pay so much money to attend a concert.
    Either way, I enjoyed the message and prayed that some of the younger generation would get something out of it but it clearly falls on deaf ears…

  • Kayke

    Speaking on an N. American artist on a N. American tour that was cancelled in N. America.

  • jayhawkpride

    He’s still a stadium filler, at the right price. lol

  • Miss Thang

    this is so stupid. In the 80’s people dressed just as flamboyant. it’s just fashion, and it fluctuates. It will go back again just as it has before.

  • Keesh5000

    Right!!!!

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    He’s an asshole

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Him jayz owner of beuonce playing a club? Never that! That ego is too big he rapped about selling stadiums one time too many.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Loool i love him but i woulda check that chin for taking my blunt all up on stage and sh.tv???

  • Phillybruh

    Nope

  • Phillybruh

    Beyoncé is going to experience this her next time out. She’s a mom of three unless her show matures they will be touring together for a long time to make up that upfront money Live Nation paid the both of them.

  • jessica

    Why do people always think the tickets to these shows are so high? People are looking at resale tickets and think that’s it. I paid $50 to see Beyoncé-$100 for a 100 level seat, $70 for a good ticket to Bruno and $40 for a Jay Z ticket

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Man.. I just lit up my other blunt and finished partying, lol… I had soooo much fun that night

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    LMBO!!!

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Yassssssss my kinda girl bring back up just in case ??

  • Sue

    Yea artists used to bring something new and inspiring to the table each time they came out. He’s just recycling the same material. People are seeing thru the scam.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    RIGHT?!?!!! LOL!!!

  • cheechee1x1

    Okay, Jayz is on theeir long list of priorities near the bottom.

  • KarmaBackAround

    ???

  • Crystal

    Jay Z appeals to a more mid-age crowd. Those crowds work and don’t miss work for concerts. A lot of his shows are on week nights. He’s not coming to my city so I’d have to travel to go see him. And if his show is on a week night, it makes it impossible to travel to the show which means tickets not sold.

  • abby500

    Could it be they just don’t want to see Jay?

  • abby500

    I think ppl are going to get tired of Beyonce too. She’s mad talented but not fresh.

  • abby500

    Go see Janet

  • abby500

    I saw her too. She was good and has so many cuts.

  • sunni_daze

    I’m going to see him when he comes here got my tickets.

  • Gone Too Far

    I would need to be rushed to hospital after that

  • Gone Too Far

    Right he can’t be doing songs on credit and financial advice while selling $200 tickets. I paid $64 for Drake’s summer sixteen tour last summer and I got excellent seats and a great experience in the end. I don’t even recall his own wife’s tickets being that expensive unless you’re quite close to her. He needs to just kick his price back down cos we are not finna help him pay off his rent for his $88m home

  • Gone Too Far

    Oh my gawd. I just searched Houston TX. He’ll be here next week and prices are $26. Shyt, maybe he needs to call it a day lol

  • reality

    Glad someone is finally reporting this. In Chicago LiveNation is papering (giving away) a ton of tickets to corp clients. This is on top of however many were snatched up by brokers and being sold at a massive loss. Plus the show isn’t even sold out! I don’t take joy in seeing people fail, but hate when the media props up certain artists as THE biggest artists, but the demand just isn’t there. Reminds me of Kanye’s last tour, before the meltdown, when he had to cancel dates because ticket sales were so soft. I think it’s gotten to a point where only Metallica, U2, etc can actually sell out stadiums. They pull multigenerational/multi-genre crowds.

  • reality

    Metallica, U2, and Springsteen play stadiums on weeknights and sell them out. So does Guns N Roses, but we can chalk that up to interest in their semi-reunion. They’ll play arenas soon enough. But the others still pull 50k+ all day long.

  • Birdman24

    Shitting me…………..

  • Girlfriend

    Hell-come to NY for $6 and I’m in there!!!!