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You know things are really bad when the courts need to step in and take your money to pay what you owe. Just ask DMX. A judge recently found in favor of his ex-wife Tashera Simmons’ petition to collect child support. Apparently he stopped helping out once they split. Because of this, Mr. Earl Simmons will see up to $15,000 each month leaving his pockets. Take a look at 10 celebrities who also have seen their wages garnished and the ones who came very close.
Catergate has come and gone, but the aftermath still lingers. Although things seem to be calming down on the Carter-Knowles home front, Jay and Bey’s blaring absence from Kanye West’s wedding seemed to serve as another red flag that things are not going as well as the family would like us to believe. Naturally, there are plenty of theories floating around as to why the couple pulled a no-show, but one particular theory leads right back to Catergate’s front door step. According to E!, insiders are stating that the hip hop power couple bailed on the ceremony to avoid being in the presence of Rachel Roy.
“Given Kim and Kanye’s list of celeb friends, surprisingly, they didn’t invite that many,” the source claimed. “They wanted it to be a small and intimate wedding. Jay Z and Beyoncé were invited but didn’t come, seemingly to avoid drama from Rachel Roy who was going. In the end, the wedding was full of love and super intimate.”
As you may recall, it was said that Rachel Roy played a role in Solange and Jay Z’s blowout fight the night of the Met Gala. Some even believe that it was sparked by Jay behaving inappropriately towards Rachel, who is the ex-wife of his former business partner, Damon Dash. Interestingly, Dame recently weighed in on the entire scandal and he doesn’t seem too convinced that Jay would try to move in on his “wife.”
“If he was tryna holla at my wife though, that’s kinda f*cked up. [laughs] But I don’t think he was doing that. That would be bad,” he told Hip Hop Motivation. “That would be dark. That means he really has some resentment but I would hope that that wouldn’t be the case.”
As for what he thought about the fight, Dame says it was hilarious.
“I thought it was funny because Jay is the kind of guy you don’t see him move like that that much. And when he does move, if it’s not that cool looking, then it’s going to be kicks. Also I feel like nobody teases Jay but me for some reason. It’s just the first time I’ve seen people freely expressing themselves.”
“I don’t think he should mad about it,” Dame continued. “I think he should be laughing. That sh*t was funny. Everybody fights. Girls done spit on me before but I be a little more ‘You better chill out.’ The shit is funny.’ Jay has to worry about perception because corporate people pay him. He really has to play that game. I thought what was ironic about it was people got to see how he played sh*t off. And how something crazy can happen and four seconds later when it’s cameras on they act like nothing is going on. I thought that was interesting to see that and how good he is at it. If people don’t like what he’s doing, he won’t get that corporate check.”
Watch Dame’s interview below.
Enamored by pictures of The Carters while they wrapped up Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Tour, may leave you feeling as though they have a perfect life. but that is certainly not the case. A Manhattan judge has ordered Jay Z to testify under oath for the federal lawsuit petitioned by Dwayne Walker, who designed his famous Roc-A-Fella records logo.
The New York Post reports Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis approved Walker’s case to move forward with the depositions in the copyright infringement and breach of contract lawsuit against Jay Z, Damon Dash and Universal Music Group. Walker claims he is owed $7 million for creating the Roc-A-Fella logo in 1995, prior to the label becoming a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. Walker’s lawyer, Gregory Berry stated:
“For over 18 months, Jay Z and the other defendants have done everything they can to avoid swearing under oath to the events that led to the creation of the logo.With the decision, the defendants’ delay tactics must stop, and Mr. Walker’s quest for justice can move forward.”
Of course, Jigga Man’s representatives did not release any statements related to the case.
Do you think it’s odd Walker is suing Jay Z and Damon Dash, 19 years later or is he just trying to get what’s owed to him?
‘I Know It’s Killing You That Obama Is In Office!’ Damon Dash Goes Off On Daily News Reporters Outside Of Courthouse
While heading to court for testimonies regarding the $1 million lawsuit filed against him by his son’s mother, Linda Williams, hip hop mogul Damon Dash lashed at out a group of New York Daily News reporters. His interesting rant was captured on film.
“How come you never talk about the positive stuff? ‘Cause I’m black?” Damon questioned the reporters.
Damon went on to point out that instead of simply covering his current court case, the Daily News insists on bringing up skeletons from his past, including his highly publicized financial troubles.
“You’re a racist, republican paper! I know it’s killing you that Obama is in office. It’s killing you that you went to school to write for a paper that’s not credible.”
Clearly frustrated with the media’s fixation on driving negative news to the bone, he then pointed out some of his major business accomplishments that frequently go unnoticed.
“Why don’t you say: ‘He has art galleries around the world,’ ‘He has independently owned companies that do well over $50 million,’ ‘He employs at least 10 people at any given time.’ You never say that! Why?”
“I can pay everybody else’s bills but y’all just want to talk about the ones y’all think I haven’t paid. The same exact tax bullsh*t for five years…get a new story!”
Watch Damon’s angry rant below. Thoughts?
Damon Dash, co-founder of Roc-a-Fella records, reportedly fled from his swanky Upstate New York mansion — which has a pool and music studio — and left it a complete pig sty. Dirty laundry, bongs, and ruined carpets were some of the foul discoveries the landlord, Elad Yoran, found at Dash’s residence, Page Six reports.
Dash, who once bragged about having a $50 million fortune, allegedly owes Yoran $162,000 in back rent. The landlord’s attorney, Thomas Mullaney, claims that Dash held the estate hostage and dodged paying $15,000 a month in rent — for a year and a half! He also owes his landlord for storage costs and wages for the maid.
Along with clothes scattered around the mansion, Yoran also found some valuables — such as art pieces and precious stones. “Yoran was forced to pack and store Dash’s jewelry, drug paraphernalia, clothing and art work,” Page Six added. The hip-hop mogul’s financial woes have been exposed over the past couple of years.
Dash owed $2 million in back taxes to New York state in 2009. He’s also had his wages garnished after defaulting on a $238,078 loan to a garment-industry lender. According to Page Six, “The garnishments ‘have caused severe financial hardship that has not only made it nearly impossible for me to maintain my businesses, they have caused me to fall behind on my personal expenses including my rent payments for my only residence,’ Dash testified in May.”
Dash also claimed that paying $24,000 every three months in child support to his ex-wife, Rachel Roy, with whom he has two kids, has contributed to his financial downfall. To top it all off, “Dash lost a pair of multimillion-dollar Tribeca lofts to foreclosure in 2010, with $7.3 million left on the massive mortgages,” the New York Daily News says.
But Yoran’s lawyer shows no sympathy for Dash’s troubled state. “When I look online, he’s rolling around in a chauffeured Rolls Royce, and he’s riding in a private plane,” Mullaney adds. “He’s not living the life of someone who is trying to keep their expenses down so they can pay their obligations.”
His former life of opulence included owning “1,300 different pairs of shoes, a $400,000 Maybach and items of clothing that were worn once and then donated,” Page Six notes.
What does Dash have to say about this lawsuit? “Elad Yoran reneged on a deal that he made and now wants to use bad press to gain leverage. Mr. Dash is not scared and wants to let a judge decide,” Dash’s lawyer said in a statement.
It looks like Damon Dash’s son has a problem keeping his hands to himself
According to the New York Post, 21 year old Damon Dash, Jr., aka Boogie, was arrested on Tuesday in New York City after attacking his girlfriend or “lady friend” after they had a disagreement.
The report says the young lady was visiting Boogie’s apartment when they had an “apparent dispute over sex,” according to a law official who spoke with the newspaper.
The source went on to say that he punched and slapped her, then threw her on the bed where he proceeded to get on top of her and choke her.
The young lady didn’t immediately call the police; instead, the situation seemed to have calm down for a second. However, that didn’t last long as Boogie once again jumped on top of her in an attempt to strangle her.
It was at that point that she called the police on him.
Dash, Jr. was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and strangulation.
The police report described the woman’s condition as having a black eye, a cut lip and several other bruises.
Boogie was released from jail on Wednesday without bail after signing an order of protection which prohibits him from having any contact with the young lady.
Wow. So a disagreement about sex leads to a young woman being abused? What a terrible situation. For years Damon Dash’s son was seen as the “nice and sweet kid,” but apparently he has a lot of other things going on we knew nothing about.
No word on whether or not Bookie will have to make another appearance in court.
After watching the drama unfold between Rihanna and Teyana Taylor on Twitter this week, I learned two things: 1. Rihanna really likes to nitpick at people. 2. Teyana Taylor is extremely trill to be so tiny. While folks like Ciara, Karreuche Tran, and more have all cowered back in the corner when they’ve had to deal with the Bajan bad girl, Taylor held nothing back (though she did get a little too fired up). But I’m not really surprised. TT is from Harlem, and Uptown folks don’t play that. Don’t believe me? Check out these nine other Harlem-ites who are quick to put somebody in their place and maybe snatch a wig or two in the process.
Is hell freezing over!? Is it 1999??
Just kidding! See, folks are capable of putting their differences aside when the spirit moves them to, and it looks like that’s what has happened between Jay Z and Damon Dash. The two were seen shooting the you know what at a party for industry exec Chaka Pilgrim, Dash in a white T, Jay in a denim button-up looking straight out of Cali. After years of talking about one another in interviews (more Dash talking about Jay than the other way around), and not being in the presence of one another for years, they were able to chat and take a picture together. As Jay said in a recent interview about Dash:
“The thing, what we built, you can’t take that away so no matter what, no time or space — the love is still there. Because what we’ve done will forever be stamped in history. We created something that’s gonna go down forever. So I can only have love for Dame. I just don’t know where we are in our life, we’re not the same two men at that time when we gelled in that way. We were two different people. I haven’t seen him in a while.”
Definitely a good look, and also an adorable one. So how would you caption the above pic? And be sure to check out the cute one below and let us know what you think. The Roc is in the building!
A couple of months ago we reported on former Roc-a-fella Records CEO Damon Dash’s swelling financial woes. According to reports, the Harlem native owed $100,000 in unpaid rent, lost two of his New York City lofts due to foreclosure and even claimed that he was in so much debt that he was unable to pay his personal bills. As of May 2013, his hefty expenses (not including his personal bills) consist of the following:
- $24,000 every three months to his ex-wife, fashion designer Rachel Roy, for child support of their two kids, and to cover money owed on the lofts.
- New York state forces Dash to send another $4,341.10 per month for support of his son, Christian.
- He paid nearly $20,000 in garnished wages in late 2012 for other debts. – And he faces a pending $40,000 tax payment for business earnings.
In addition to the aforementioned money troubles, the entrepreneur was also in hot water with the state of New Jersey for unpaid taxes. And now, according to TMZ, Dame has been hit with a $2.8 million tax lien by the state of New York. Recent reports reveal that Dame owes $$2,614,918.10 from 2005 and $187,544.20 from 2011.
News of Dame’s financial woes are extremely unfortunate, especially considering that at one point he was part owner of a multi-million-dollar hip-hop empire. Hopefully he can find a way to pay off his debt and possibly scale back on his living expenses.
You’d think with million dollar contracts and endorsement deals, foreclosures would be the last thing singers, athletes, and every other celebrity under the sun would have to worry about. But as we’ve seen all too often, money management skills are not prominent on the Hollywood scene. Check out the latest celebs who may soon find themselves homeless.
Lauryn Hill made Grammy history by becoming the first woman to be nominated in ten categories in a single year and the first woman to win five times in one night. Her album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” went on to sell more than 19 million records worldwide but succumbing to the pressures that followed, the New Jersey native took a break from the industry. Hill has since resurfaced but with some money problems. In April of this year, her landlord hit the “Ex-Factor” singer with an eviction notice. A settlement was reached in court a few days ago and Hill has agreed to pay $7,000 in rent and vacate the property. Earlier this year, Hill pled guilty to tax evasion and was sentenced to 3 months behind bars.