TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Jay-Z's Posse Has Shallow Pockets

4/18/2009 2:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jay-ZYou know the music industry is hurting when two major record execs can't pay a $1,500 bill.

Atlantic Records executive Michael Kyser and Shawn Costner, of the Universal Music Group, recently treated Jay-Z to drinks at an NYC nightclub, but according to the New York Post, the high-powered duo had some trouble footing the bill.

A manager for the club alleges that Kyser and Costner agreed to split the tab, when Costner's corporate credit card was declined -- leaving Kyser with the $1,500 check. Kyser gave the club his credit card, but then left without signing a receipt. The exec still hasn't paid the bill and is now supposedly contesting the charge -- even though the club still has his card.

Apparently, Jay-Z did leave a $500 tip for the waitress, but left the table before the bill arrived.

Too bad all of Jay-Z's fans are too busy illegally downloading his songs to care.

18 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

Kid Charisma    

This cheap a$$ cretin JayZ is no good. First he punches Rihnna in the face and now he stiffs a bill. What a deadbeat.

1951 days ago
2.

UGGGGHHH    

WITH ALL JAY Z $ WHY DIDN'T HE PAY THE BILL?

1951 days ago
3.

OhWell    

Crack Heads

1951 days ago
4.

kassandra    

These THUGS makes decent blacks look bad.

1951 days ago
5.

Anon    

Idiots, Hova did not punch Rihanna, or whatever that hoe's name is. He didn't foot the bill because other CEO's are treating him to a drink.

Dutch pay you homos, yes you the readers,just because you are wealthy doesn't mean you have to pay every time. He did tip $500, he could have footed the bill if he knew it would get out of hand.

1951 days ago
6.

Too    

To #1 and #2 (quite fitting as a reference I suppose).

1. Can you comprehend what you read (seriously, I am being honest in asking)? He was being treated - not the other way around, so why would HE pay? Do you expect to pay when your friends, co-workers, acquaintances, etc, treat you to dinner, a movie, drinks, etc? No. So why should Jay?

2. Jay is FAR from broke. He is a savvy businessman worth around a half a billion dollars with no money worries whatsoever (as evidenced by his tip - someone who was trying to stiff on the bill would have never even left a tip - again, etiquette implies that he should have paid for nothing at all).

3. Execs are not worth half a billion dollars. They can (and probably do) live above their means (just as 90% of this country does – including most of you reading here – whether you are in strong denial about that or not). Especially in this industry - I should know as I work in it.

4. Jay punched Rihanna? I suppose all Blacks look alike.

And to #3 - "thugs" huh? Look up those two men. Black has absolutely NOTHING to do with it. *SMH*

LOVE how the Internet is an avenue for closet hate and stupidity.

Gotta love it! =)

1951 days ago
7.

Too    

@ OhWell

I guess he's a very very rich and successful crackhead then.

1951 days ago
8.

carol    

The record execs spend their money on other crap and they think their special so they don't have to pay a bill.






1951 days ago
9.

jonny    

How did "drinks" for three people come to that much money? What were they drinking? Were the drinks $100 each?

1951 days ago
10.

Sebastian Stoker    

Bravo to Jay-Z -- he made sure to compensate the person who mattered, the waitress. The guy has class.

1951 days ago
11.

lovergirl    

lol ooh, that was a major burn

1951 days ago
12.

guy rich    

JIGGA!!!MY ....HES AWESOME SON WORD ME AND HIS GIRL BROKE UP AND LOOK THEY ARE HAPPY AS HELL!!

1950 days ago
13.

eric    

why is it that the moment that exxcutives can`t pay a bill Jay Z name is drug through the mud if these jokers couldn`t pay the bill why mention jigga mans name isn`t hard enough to be rich without the drama of poor jerks who can`t pay their own way if the man left a five hundred dollar tip why mention him instead of giving the bad PR why not focus on something else!!!!! like feeding some orphans

1950 days ago
14.

truefemale3    

PLEASE PLEASE..UNDERSTAND JAY-Z IS A TRUE BLACK MEN WHO I LOVE AND MY SONS LOVE. HIS LIFE IS SOMETHING MY THREE YOUNG BLACK SONS..CAN FEEL AND UNDERSTAND 100%..sO LISTEN..
1.(ONE).............HE WAS A GUEST..it was not his bill..
2.(TWO)............HE DID LEAVE A TIP...$500.00
3.(THREE)........YES HIS BLACK CARD WOULD OF COVER IT...
4.(FOUR)...........HIS WIFE CARD COULD OF COVER THE BILL..
5.(FIVE)...........CAN YOU PICK UP THE BILL...NO..YOU CAN'T..AND IF YOU COULD..YOU WOULDN'T.!
6.(SIX)............JAYZ GOT 99 PROBLEMS BUT A BILL NOT ONE.
7(SEVEN).......IT WAS NOT HIS BILL TO PICK UP.
8(EIGHT).........HE WAS NOT EVER THERE WHEN THE BILL CAME..so how JAYZ name got into this..OMG..HE WAS A GUEST..A GUEST
9(NINE)...........DO WE HAVE TO SHOW YOU THE BLUEPRINT ON THIS...
10(TEN)...........JAYZ WE LOVE YOU...CAROLINA BLUE...

1950 days ago
15.

Dilemma    

White people love rambling on about things sthat are quiteinsignificant......white people are such bums , beer belly's, and meth heads.

1950 days ago
| 1 | 2 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web