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Jay-Z Beefs With 40/40 Chef In $1.5 Lawsuit

(AllHipHop News) Jay-Z is suing his former personal chef, who also ran the 40/40 Club’s kitchen, over the menu at the rap mogul’s famous sports bar.

The rapper recently filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against Mike Shand, in Manhattan Federal Court.

According to the lawsuit, Mike Shand failed to perform significant aspects of his deal with the 40/40 Club, which called for him to spice up the menu for the club’s $10,000,000 renovation earlier this year.

But the lawsuit claims that the chef’s lack of performance cost the club lost profits, along with the alienation of its patrons.

Additionally, the 40/40 Club claims it was not able to replace the menu items that Shand was paid to provide.

A lawyer for Shand told the New York Post that his client, who has traveled around the world with Jay-Z, was surprised by the lawsuit.

“Mike’s a great chef, and it is unclear why 40/40 would contemplate a lawsuit against him,” Shand’s lawyer Vik Pawar said. “Nevertheless, we will respond accordingly when he gets served with the complaint.”

  • Dam so if I read this article right, they are saying that this dude travels the world with Jay as his personal chef, and didn’t know how bad his work was until he was hit with a lawsuit? Sounds like Jay-z to me business is business–You’re fired as master chef in 40/40 but not as my personal chef….WTF….lol

  • hoeyuno

    Sounds like some bourgie celebrity shit. I mean suing someone for 1.5 mil almost sounds like a complete waste of time for jay. Maybe jays club woulda been a little more successful if he paid the rest of his staff.

  • digitallife

    Wait, how did Jay-Z file a lawsuit on this chef when in the lawsuit by the bartenders and waitresses he says explicably “I do not own 40/40 I am a celebrity sponsor who was rewarded with shares”…These hip-hop sites need to stop lying to people..Jay-z owns about as much of the 40/40 as he does the nets..mention the two actual owners..ya’ll didn’t waste anytime mentioning them when jay was in the clear on that first lawsuit.

    • hoeyuno

      Good point. Jays just mad the whole thing made him look bad.

  • KingsCountyCrooklyn

    this sound just like what it is, good publicity for the names in the lawsuit and the club.

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  • TREECHOPPA

    All jay had to do was call up Chef Ramsie, that guy could any resturant problems in 1 hour tops plus commercials. but suing your chef is messed up……..

    • OCYRUS

      no sh!t chef Ramsey woulda had it poppin and Jay chef woulda got cursed out suing ya chef is gay Bey must of told him to it

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  • Gotta love america…

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