Jay Z

A music collective in Norway that represents 30,000 songwriters, lyricists and composers has filed a police complaint against Tidal and Jay Z, accusing them of falsifying music streaming figures.



Norwegian collection society Tono, which also represents more than 2.5 million songwriters worldwide, has filed an official police complaint against Tidal, following allegations that the streaming service deliberately faked its play counts.

The police report is a precursor to a lawsuit, which Tono is considering filing.

Other music organizations have also filed police complaints against Tidal and are considering filing lawsuits in the near future, according to Billboard.com.

Meanwhile, Jay Z arrived at the SEC offices to sit for a deposition in Manhattan on Tuesday, May 15.

The 47-year-old rap mogul was ordered to appear in federal court to show cause why he shouldn’t testify to the SEC which is looking into potential accounting violations by Iconix Brand Group.

Jay Z blew off two previous orders to appear in court earlier this year. He sold his Rocawear apparel brand, which he co-founded in 1999, to Iconix for about $204 million in 2007.

Iconix paid Jay Z over $200 million to acquire Roc Nation clothing assets in 2007.

But Iconix reported a lower sales figure than the actual number that Jay Z reports he received for the Roc Nation assets.

The father-of-5 dressed casually in a white tee, black windbreaker, black jeans and a black ball cap.


  • Marlika

    Damn Sandra????? now Jay has 5 kids??

  • mzMelanin

    Right?! I’m like what secret love baby am I forgetting?

  • Marlika

    ? Sandra will do that to you.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Beyonce is too Black & Too Proud!
    Don’t be fooled.

  • dontgetblocked

    And the truth finally comes out…

  • Julia Lyons

    ???????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ???

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    The father-of-5 dressed casually in a white tee, black windbreaker, black jeans and a black ball cap.
    ____________________________________
    So we are counting Blue (1), The Twins (3), Free’s baby boy (4) and the 33 year old that keeps saying Jay’s his dad? (5?)

  • SweetTEE

    Must be that grown man and the little boy that belongs to benny boom.

  • bella28498 .

    Jay looking semi nervous, he’s dressed for jail.

  • justlooking

    This made me holler

  • Fire & Ice

    “The father of five” lawwwd I swear Sandy be on one ????. Who these these other kids!?!? ???

  • king shun

    my teacher told me that a black man dont own one single business in america..because white supremacist can take it from them at anytime…

  • Logan Roberts

    I don’t know why Beyonce won’t divorce that old geezer.

  • MsPam

    Why is he dressed like a BOY?! If he’s found guilty they’re not going to send him to juvenile hall! Y’all know Jay has a grown man that is his first born!

  • Alextra Ballard

    I do believe she will

  • Alextra Ballard

    I said the exact same thing.

  • pure_rachet

    Its just a deposition. you don’t go to jail after a deposition lol.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Catch up, hun. Jay has two children outside his marriage.

  • Miss Thang

    Finally, all their scheming and thieving is going to get back to them.

  • n1kk1a

    Sandra, who are these 5 chirren?

  • Logan Roberts

    I can believe this ?

  • bella28498 .

    U know that nervous look when u trying to play it off n chit. He tryna be hella casual like it ain’t a thing ???

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I thought that was including that other little boy ? well he might be a teen now… hmmm he was about 4 or 5 when Bey and him got together . Isn’t he out of the country ? Lordy have mercy…

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I thought it was three or we not counting the older one the just looks like him?

  • Aries Dog

    Yep the one from Trinidad…looks just like him imo

  • Marlika

    Let me go catch up then. I’ve been a fan of his since Hawaiian Sophie and here I thought I knew enough about him.?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    1. Blue ivy Carter (1st born daughter)
    2 & 3. The Carter twins (boy and girl)
    4. Isa Jael Scott (middle son)
    5. Rymir Satterthwaite (eldest son)

  • Yui
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You’re right. His other son is Isa Jael Scott. Jay Z paid the mother’s expenses until the boy turned 18.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    The look you have cuz you know everybody or got dirt on everybody.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    ?????

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I thought Maury said in the case of #5 Jay z was not the father ! Did he not ever do that DNA test?

  • BadAss Will

    Father of 5 ?

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    This reminds me of a company I worked for fr 1997-2000. The owners sold the small company (we were shocked) and the new owners kept us all on. The old owners had a presence in the office but after about a month the new owners kicked the old owners out and sued them for cooking the books. It seems all those glorious sales reports we were getting for 3 years were manipulated accounting numbers.
    Anyway, the company closed about 3 months later. But — this is the kicker. The new owners paid the old owner $4million for the company. Obviously, they didn’t do an audit (forensic) before buying the company.

    So why didn’t Iconix do a forensic accounting before they bought Rocawear. And does anybody know if Rocawear is still a brand being sold?

  • Dove Amerie

    Right. What are they after Zactky?

  • angelpat2812

    Lol! That’s why he ain’t been combing his hair! Him scared!!! Lol

  • king shun

    bill Cosby thought the same thing

  • bella28498 .

    Good observation!!! ??

  • FukkFolks2018

    I like she really loves him. Plus I heard he got that hamma. *shrug*

  • FukkFolks2018

    Bloop

  • king shun

    i wonder will jay ever break him off some real $$$

  • FukkFolks2018

    Hawaiian Sophie

    I thought you would have even said Reasonable Doubt. Lawd. Not Hawaiian Sophie ????

  • Logan Roberts

    Once I thought about it, I was like yes it gotta be love because I’m pretty sure she doesn’t need him shyt. I know we women get tired of a ninja when we get ready.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Stabber gonna be okay. Good luck Uncle Jay

  • zero options

    I thought he was too busy preparing for a tour to testify?

  • Reenaface

    Maybe this explains why Bey and Jay decided to skip the Met gala this year?

  • king shun

    why do he use white lawyers should i am pretty sure its some black lawyers in NYC

  • king shun

    i Think that was more of a nervous grin…seem like they about to get the snowball rolling on jay

  • the guest

    I always thought it was common sense. He’s 50 something years old. Few men any race don’t have kids by the time they are 30. Let alone men like Jay Z who was hood famous and hood rich before he blew up. Jay had a whole lot of life and living before he blew up and definitely had a few kids. It’s bizarre that some men think a fresh start means denying the existence of kids.

  • ALLMINE?

    They’ve been taking black men down left and right?..2018 is crazy

  • Patricia

    nobody in america owns anything. dont pay your “taxes” and see what you truly own…

  • n1kk1a

    Who are the mothers of 4 & 5?

  • king shun

    trump didnt pay taxes and told the rest of the rich white folk he can show them how he did it

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    So father of 6?

  • pure_rachet

    He still isn’t in jail. Whats your point?

  • king shun

    the point is your profile pic make me not think clearly

  • missmiami305

    If 4&5 were born before Bey, why wouldn’t he acknowledge them? That’s kinda shady of Bey as well. I mean, they were there before you.

  • missmiami305

    He’s been avoiding it. Unless, he paid dude off.

  • MadGyalGem

    GOOD!! This is what happens when you hire Whites Only. See Jay gone learn he should have flipped that office into a FUBU venture and put BLACK ppl on. WELP! YT gone show you better then they can SNITCH on you. LMAO

  • Allihave2say

    Yep. Anxiety and depression.

  • Allihave2say

    This is a fair assessment. The other side of this coin could be that Jay Z reported inflated the amount of money he received from he deal which caused a rip in the SEC accounting of the purchase report that Iconic provided. There’s a discrepancy on who’s telling the truth about the price.

  • Allihave2say

    I swear when I look at them together I just don’t ever imagine that they have coitus.

  • Allihave2say

    The white people will come with white lawyers to advocate for their side of the suit in front of a white lawyer.

  • Peace

    Jay winning Other streaming companies hate he got that Sprint Deal with Tidal .
    Excellent Business Man. The scheme to high jack music off the store shelves with the a actual artist getting zero to little profit off they work or albums is failing.
    Tidal about to release that PRINCE MUSUC only they have the rights to release per PRINCE WISHES with Jay-Z.

    The monopoly is hella mad with both Bey and Jay-Z who make millions with all they Savvy music tours deals products etc .

    Keep your head up Jay.

  • HIS4EVA

    lmao!

  • Roxie Moxie

    Faking play counts. Falsifying music streams. Is this really new to anyone? This is what they do! Award shows? False and paid for. Grammys? False and paid for. All of it is a facade. The next time you wonder, “How did so and so win an award over so and so? Because. They are all rigged. Just like the NFL and NBA. *shrugs*

  • Roxie Moxie

    Maybe because they aren’t really married? So, no “divorce”? Their union is strictly business and the kids are a by-product of that.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Ha!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Ohhhhhh see I thought he took the test dam homie

  • Mister Fantastic

    This is not abot Jay Z, it is about Iconix.
    Iconix wrote off 169 million of Rocawear in 2016 (Share price “beared” 85%), then March this year wrote off another 34 million. Investors feel like they were sucked by Iconix which bought Rocawear for 200 million.
    Investors now has the SEC involved and want Jay Z to justify that 200 million value price to eventually bring suit, fines, and charges against Jay Z and Iconix Brands Group.

  • Mister Fantastic

    Can’t deny that.

  • king shun

    black people that have money seem to hire white lawyers also

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    BINGO!

  • Munchosgirl

    People really believe these other children are his. I don’t know any woman who would quietly go about life with a child from Jay Z and never say the child is his, let alone let a very wealthy man deny them in public. Chanel never said he was the father of her son.

  • Munchosgirl

    Where is the proof to this statement, not what was said but the proof?

  • Munchosgirl

    He would have had a child, the baby was stillborn…he spoke about it in his raps and also in an interview he did with Playboy years ago. This was also before he and Beyonce, he said he thinks God knew he wasn’t ready to be a father…

  • Quitedeliteful

    I didn’t know Free had a baby by JayZ!!!

  • Blue

    On The Run III

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    that’s the word on the streets

  • SDot

    Jay got 5 kids?

  • pure_rachet

    Lol!

  • Coffee1st

    It is NOT, in any way/shape/form/fashion, the intention of these labels/TPTB to allow black artists to maintain or grow the money they EARN in their career.
    They pat em on the back, give them the illusion of inclusion all while making massive amounts of money off of them. Tell dem jokes, catch that ball, sang that song,……..But once they call themselves retiring – RESTING and enjoying their money or they see you bout to make big moves- here comes the IRS, allegations and lawsuits.
    It almost never fails. Noone in the industry ultimately wins except the ones who run it.

  • Ang

    Lol. Maybe that’s what he thought until the federal government told him they don’t play that.

  • Ang

    There is no way they paid $200 million without doing an audit. More than likely they’re saying there was some deep rooted fraud that occurred. Even if they should have found it earlier, that doesn’t excuse fraud. Obviously, people who know they’re going to be subject to an audit aren’t going to commit a fraud that’s easy to detect.

  • Ang

    They know each other’s dirt.

  • Pnthr

    Jay-Z just screams shady businessman. I know he’s smart but eventually whatever he’s doing will catch up to him. Beyonce needs to unload this bum. He lowers her brand.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I thought so ….thanks Auntie.

  • Dowoop

    Not every woman is fame/money hungry as log as their kid is well taken care of.