Brooklyn emcee, Memphis Bleek was a recording artist under the Roc-A-Fella Records roster and best friend of the Co-CEO, Jay-Z, his childhood friend. In a recent interview, Bleek details an incident that pitted him and Jay-Z up against a club owner in Miami who forced the businessman to fork over $50,000 to be able to leave the spot.
During a talk with DJ Superstar Jay of SiriusXM, Bleek gave notice to people who didn’t know the Hov (one of Jay-Z’s monikers) who became a laidback billionaire, was a hothead who had no problems fighting people in the club during earlier days. He reminisced about an incident when the “Hard Knock Life” rapper had to pay a club, along with some police officers, $50,000 so they can leave the venue.
“Y’all young ni**as never been through nothing until you turned the club upside down and they lock you IN the club, and you have to pay to leave, you ain’t really turned up,”Bleek tells DJ Superstar Jay.
“We turned this club up in Miami upside down, my ni**a. They made us pay 50 grand to leave. Hov had to pay 50 racks, police and everything, they extorted the f**k out of us. But we cracked heads, foreheads, faces. We was going crazy.”
Bleek had to confirm that they were locked in the club with no way out but to pay the exorbitant fee.
“They locked the doors. We had to pay to get out! They shook us up. This was “Streets Is Watching” Hov. See, they see billionaire dread Hov, they think my man ain’t got them hands. Hov will put knuckles on you! He’ll put them hard bottoms on your ass too.”
He also added that Jay was the cause of some of their fights back then as well.
“He used to start trouble too. All that Cristal, ni**a, he was on some sh**. Just know that. Hov was on some shit. All this laidback, cool Beyoncé Hov? I love it, but back then he was on some shit.”
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Luckily, for Jay-Z, he got all that silliness out the way so that he could become the successful entrepreneur that he is today.
Memphis Bleek Reveals Jay-Z Had To Pay $50K To Leave A Miami Club