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Jay-Z Sued

Over Private Jet

Flight Time is Money

6/22/2010 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It costs Jay-Z roughly $250k to spend 55 hours on a private jet -- and that's with a celebrity discount -- but according to a new lawsuit, the rapper never paid the entire cost to fly like a boss.

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Jay-Z -- aka Shawn Carter -- is being sued by Air Platinum Holding, a private jet company which claims Jigga spent 55 hours on their planes back in 2009 ... but only paid for 37 hours of service.

The suit also claims Jay-Z flaked out on some other payments as well -- here's how it all breaks down:

-- 18 hours of flight time at $4,500-per-hour (discounted from $6,000-per-hour) ... $81,000
-- Catering for 17 domestic flights ($500-per-flight) .... $8,500
-- Catering for 4 international flights ($750-per-flight) ... $3,000
-- International fees ... $8,500
-- Taxes ...  $12,285
-- Luxury trip to England ... $24,200

It all adds up to $137,485.00 ... which is why most people just fly coach.

Calls to Jay-Z's reps have not been returned.

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16.

dd    

Geez when I fly I have to pay upfront, why doesn't he try running his business a little better, GET PAID 1st then fly.

1522 days ago
17.

manager    

Jay-Z is so stupid to do that !!! his reputation will go down !!

1522 days ago
18.

whateverIsay    

These crack ass celebrities don't think they have to pay for anything.

1522 days ago
19.

Diane    

$ doesn't buy you class, OR LOOKS!

1522 days ago
20.

Mike    

What is this...a Klan Convention? 2 sides to every story. Just because you're rich and someone says "you owe me" doesn't mean you just open your wallet and pay. This is America...if you feel like you're getting screwed...got to court.

1522 days ago
21.

me    

Come on TMZ, you really think Jay-Z pays his own bills or that he can't afford this? All you're doing by publishing this tripe is getting his poor accountant fired.



If the bill is legit he would pay it, if he knew about it. He's Jay Z!

1522 days ago
22.

dd    

@22 agree, the bills go straight to the accounting firm when you have as much money as he does.

1522 days ago
23.

nita    

Tmz you should be ashamed of yourselves!

1522 days ago
24.

dizzy    

#23 how funny? Is there a black person on the planet that can see past color? No matter what the guy/girl does always innocent....Don't be a cop in the "hood" you'll be on a 100 cameras but a party with a 100 people and a shooting/stabbing noone sees anything? How funny....get a life and get past color.



I'm not saying Jaz-Z is guilty I'm just sayin

1522 days ago
25.

Mars     

Im sure he could afford it... If u like Jay-Z listen to Jean-Luc King Brown myspace music

1522 days ago
26.

robert h    

Even if you do have that much money to blow, it is such a selfish thing to be so wasteful. Give that money to charity or send a few boats to help clean up the gulf.

1522 days ago
27.

anonymous    

jay z does not handle his own $$....duhhhhhhhh...he needs to check his accountant for not doing their job!!

1522 days ago
28.

gino    

THE ONLY PEOPLE ON HERE COMPLAINING, ARE BROKE WHITE PEOPLE!!! JAY CAN SH*T 150K, ITS LIKE LEAVIN A BILL AT APPLEBEES FOR HIM...PROBABLY BAD SERVICE..LOL

1522 days ago
29.

The Royal One    

Junior, has a much, much bigger debt to settle:
It's a hard-knock freaky-deaky world. ALL, in DUE time..son.

1522 days ago
30.

cayenne    

he looks like a monkey with a alot of money

1522 days ago
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