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Hip-Hop Rumors: Is Jay-Z Stiffing his Own Charity?


Just one day after Jay-Z’s historic concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City to benefit United Way and his Shawn Carter Foundation, The Daily released an article exposing his lack of financial support for the charity. While Jay-Z earned an estimated $63 million last year, his tax records show that he donated just $6,431 to his own charity in 2010, while Beyonce didn’t donate a dime.

Jay-Z’s long time publicist Jana Fleishman declined to say whether Jay-Z has given any cash to the fund since 2010, but notes that he contributes in other ways.

Jay-Z and his mother Gloria

“Jay, along with his family, provided office support, overhead support, [mother] Mrs. Gloria Carter’s 100% effort and time, computers, FedEx expenses, accounting, and treasury function support. This was at no cost to the charity,” Fleishman said in an e-mail to The Daily.

Still, tax records show the charity had to pay $1,209 for office expenses, $1,401 for telephone, and $4,696 in other expenses in 2010.

Fleishman also said that in 2011 — a year for which tax returns for the charity are not yet available — a Jay-Z performance helped raise $1.25 million for the charity at its Carnival at Pier 54 event.

This is really surprising. Do you think Jay-Z should donate more cash money to his charity?

Source: The Daily.com

  • Beggars can’t be chosers

  • Adrian Barron

    figures …

  • Frank

    His accountant should have been on top of this more I would think.  But only they know his tax situation and what he can and should donate.  Maybe it’s been a busy year and just out of sight out of mind.  

  • Raheem Classick

    Why do my comment has to be approved ? Why because I criticized the article writer ?

    • 7yoyo7

      Yep, same thing happened to me.

  • therealest1

    Jay-Z =  Jew Z

  • 7yoyo7

    AHH has been deleting/rejecting my comments ever since I started complaining about that FAKE WRITER.

    So I’ll post this everytime from now on : 

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  • TheBoxcarHobo

    I get it now…yall are intentionally having this Sydney Lace character write wack articles so that you can bring Illseed back without us criticizing him/her/it for sucking so bad. Is that right AHH?

    • mike malarkey

      lol right

  • KolbMarley

    Goddamn right he should smh.

  • armylove0221

    If the man snuffed his own best friend someone he came up with wtf makes you think he cares about anyone else

    • Tuesday27

      If you mean Dame, he had it coming. Naming Cam CEO, etc……..

  • rep87

    Who reported this and why is this news really?  Now lets see United Way books to see who they are helping how many kick backs to the Ceo

  • Raheem Classick

    The real story should be that Jay-Z has had his Charity Foundation for over ten years his average pay is about 35 Million per year, So now I wonder why no one reported what he gave or didn’t give to his Charity over the last ten years, I get it now, When it comes to Wyclef Jean its about missing money, When it comes to Jay-Z because of the amount of money he makes its about him being cheap, Black ? Hip Hop Sites at its finest.

    •  Damn man i cannot believe someone actually liked it Charity is just using jay-z name to get what they need he did not start the charity .lol damn unlike Wyclef who was stealing the money HE STARTED THE CHARITY . smh

  • Tony G.

    He doesnt have to continually GIVE money if he’s helping RAISE money..its a charity for a reason…its purpose is to raise money..if he’s providing all the overhead..as long as they are raising money and providing the services they say, there’s no issue to this…Sydney Lace PLEASSSSSEEEEE

  • illymac

    so what..
    its more than I donated..

  • He raised 1.2 Mil? So that’s enough , plus other expenses.
    No issue!

  • Adrian Barron

    why you bruvahs giving SYDNEY the business … but “ya’ll wasnt wit her when she was proofreading her JOURNALISM 101 assignments after gym” 

    let this one GO … cuz you “caint” win that fight!!!

  • YaheardSyndicate

    Alot of Ceos on that level take $1 dollar a year as salary and donate “all” of their money to charity. Once you get to  certain amount of wealth things are the same. So some one with 500 million lives exactly the same as someone with 400 million. Cars, houses etc. only cost so much. 

  • twistedboriqua

    Well when you have a president who consistanly says fair share rich against poor and all his buddies including the president and vice president barely donate to charity is a bit of a contradiction. Joe Biden only gave about $350 but complains about fair share.

  • mike malarkey

    boooooooooooooooooooooooooooo this article 

  • R_REAL_TALK

    ME PERSONAL I REALLY DONT CARE HO HE DONATES TO BUT I WILL TELL YALL THIS THO HIS BIGGEST TAX RETURN IS GONNA BE FOR THE  ILLUMINATI, AND YALL CAN GET MAD TALK SS?HIT BUT YOU NO IT I NO IT SO LETS JUST STOP WITH THE BB?ULLSS?HIT ALREADY???? JIGGGGA???

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    REAL REAL REAL REAL
    REAL REAL REAL REAL
    TALK TALK TALK TALK

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  • so how much should he donate?

  • so if his performance is helping raise over 1 million dollars for his charity isnt that same thing as writing  a million dollar check to the chaity. sounds like a win win for jayz to me. why come out of pocket when all u have to do is a performance once a years thats raise a million for ur charity duh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • i effing knew it. i must be a prophet or something when i said this on my facebook. damn!1 i closed my damn facebook account.