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Swizz Beatz Addresses Megaupload.com Legal Situation

(AllHipHop News) Swizz Beatz has commented on the legal situation involving Megaupload.com, a company that listed the superproducer as CEO before it was shut down for piracy in January.

Last week, the government revealed that they were officially looking into Swizz Beatz and his role as CEO of the company, as they attempt to bring a trial against Megaupload.com in the United States.

Several top executives at Megaupload.com were arrested on January 19, on charges of copyright infringement and racketeering.

Federal prosecutors claim Megaupload.com generated over $175 million in illegal proceeds from copyrighted works, costing the entertainment industry over $500 million in lost revenue.

“I’m a fan of music. I’m a fan of people that work hard. I would never be a part of anything that’s taking from an artist when I fight so hard to give so much to the artists,” Swizz Beatz said in an interview with AlLindstrom.com.

“I was giving the artists 90% of they s**t. Sometimes when something is so powerful and people can’t control it that type of attack happens,” Swizz Beatz reasoned. “You see that happen with multiple things in life. Things that are so powerful, they get shut down unexplainably.”

Swizz Beatz, born Kaseem Dean, may have a point.

Just last week, Megaupload.com’s billionaire founder, Kim DotCom, claimed that U.S. Vice President Joe Biden personally ordered the company’s shutdown.

Kim DotCom claimed that Vice President Biden met with the head of the Motion Picture Association of America over the issue of piracy.

“I do know from a credible source that it was Joe Biden, the best friend of former Senator and Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) boss Chris Dodd, who ordered his former lawyer and now State Attorney Neil MacBride to take Mega down,” Kim DotCom told TorrentFreak.com in a separate interview.

Last week, Kim DotCom scored a victory in the case, when a New Zealand judge ruled that FBI warrants obtained to search his mansion in Auckland were illegal.

Swizz Beatz, who has worked with artists like Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, and Chris Brown and has won three Grammys, defended his character.

Although he is being associated with a file-sharing battle similar to those launched against past services like Napster, Audiogalaxy, LimeWire, and others, Swizz Beatz denied any wrong doing.

“I’m in the business of inspiring people. And I can’t be in the business of inspiring people if I’m so-called robbing my friends,” Swizz Beatz said. “And my friends know that, that’s why ain’t nobody speak out and say any clown s**t about me. They know my character and they know what it is.”

  • Swizz Beats continue to talk about his personal opinions, and what he thinks about the situtation as if he was not a part of it…No one is accusing Swizz of anything they are accusing a company that he has partial ownership in..Point is if it was okay to collect money as a part of a successful business then you should assume responsibility of a business that is being investigated as well. Now he is trying to separate himself which could only make things worse for him….That’s why I always feel like rappers who throw money away by investing in other businesses that they didn’t do research on, will someday have to speak on it, and then they look like fools because they just signed something without understanding what it is that they might have gotten themselves into.

    • Sonyafun

      Do you really think he didn’t understand? lol You have a lot of faith.

  • Nemesis_Enforcer

    Ironically, nowhere in this does he say “I did not do it”. He just speaks about why he wouldn’t. But he didn’t say he didn’t. lol

    If he was on payroll and was in fact the CEO, then he is as responsible as any corporate CEO is when their company does illegal acts.

    • jetlife54

      r u a retard??

    • So he should incriminate himself to satisfy the public? NO! he worded it perfectly.

  • Pierre Elliott

    THATS WHY YOUR BEATS ARE TRASH…YOU AINT FOCUSED DUMMY.
    NOW, WHEN YOU SHOULDA BEEN ABOUT THE BEATS, NOW YOU GONNA GET JAILTIME AND DEATH THREATS…..AHHHHH I SEE A SEPARATION BETWEEN SWISS CHEESE AND ALICIA KEYES.. SWISS CHEESE HAS A MIDDLE EASTERN BACKGROUND, LOOK HIM UP YOU FIND OUT EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS CLOWN.

  • Pierre Elliott

    AND MALKHAM IS 100% CORRECT.

  • Slaughtr

    He’s the ceo how is it he knows nothing bullshit!!!

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  • He talks about how none of his peers said any clown shit about him and this incident, which is true enough…but notice none of his peers have stepped up to defend him either. And what artists is he talkin about that he gave 90% to? This cat’s irked the shit outta me since the RR days…..

    • I just hate him because he married my girl! HATE HATE HATE HATE!!!!! Envy is a mutha!!! I’m bout to jerk off, brb.

  • Sonyafun

    I have no respect for Mr. Beatz. I think Alicia is an inspiration to him and everyone else, but as far as he’s concerned, NO. And he wouldn’t cheat his friends?? Well what about everyone else? I’m sure he helped his “friends” out big time, but that’s not to say he did anything for anyone else except help them get more rich. His name was on megaupload then it suddenly was removed. That’s a little shady in itself. I don’t doubt for one minute
    that he didnt’ know what was going down.

  • Sonyafun

    It’s not inspiring to see someone constantly showing off their expensive cars and refer to life being good and yell “showtime” while they talke about their haute living.

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