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Hip-Hop Rumors: Ryan Leslie Cries While Addressing NY Post's "Rap Weasel" Cover


Last week, a jury of his peers decided that songwriter/producer extraordinaire Ryan Leslie had to pay $1 million to the man who found his missing laptop. You see, Leslie had put out a $1 million reward for the missing laptop because it contained a boatload of new music. Although the laptop was returned, according to Leslie, the hard drive was destroyed, and he was not able to get any of the music off of it, so in his mind the reward was void. The jury did not agree with Leslie and ordered him to pay up.

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During a recent performance, Leslie described the moment he saw the NY Post cover, which was splashed with his photo along with the headline “Rap Weasel.” As a Harvard grad, I know Leslie probably never saw this coming. As he described the moment he saw the cover to his fans, Leslie got teary-eyed. Check out what he said below:

“And so I woke up today to go get me some orange juice and the lady who works at the deli was like, ‘oh man, you done got on the front page of the paper today,’ and I looked at the headline and it said “rap weasel.”

I guess the jury felt that even though he didn’t get the music back, he still got his laptop back, which was what the reward was for – plus, nobody really knows if the music was really on there or not when he got the laptop back. Check out the video below of Ryan Leslie addressing the NY Post cover:

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  • Terrance Goodman

    He tried to back track he got his music n the person got paid

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  • Chris

    No one told him to put up a mil for the laptop. If he didn’t want to pay, he should have shut the f*ck up.

    • Pierre Elliott

      EXACTLY, JUST LIKE A BITCH NIKKA..

  • Pierre Elliott

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DO ALL OF YOUR MUSIC ON FRUITY LOOPS AND REASON…….. USE REAL DRUM MACHINES AND BACK UP AND SAVE YOUR MUSIC…..THIS NlGGA IS A FOOL TO ROLL LIKE THAT WITH HIS LAPTOP…

    • U Crazy. Check this dude from youtube. He practically shit’s on every producer.

      • Pierre Elliott

        he is Wack. white people sounding drake beats.

    • LJ

      That’s an ignorant statement to make if you’re not familiar with the man you’re speaking of. Like Nicholas said, if you check out who he is, you’ll realize that software like fruity loops and reason is far from his repertoire. Storing song files on a computer has nothing to do with what kind of software or instruments used.

      • Weedras

        that fool just rants about other ppl because he’s probably a starving musician who thinks he’s great but if you put him up against Leslie he gets shitted on lol!!

      • LJ

        Preach! lol. Instead of giving props to a successful black musician and Harvard grad, he says he’s wack and compares his sound to Drake. He has a right to his opinion though….I guess

      • Pierre Elliott

        HE IS STUPID. YOU DONT PUT UNPUBLISHED TRACKS UNCOPYWRITTEN ON A LAPTOP, AND THEN FORGET IT SOMEWHERE…. IDIOT.

      • LJ

        He didn’t forget it. It was stolen from one of his vehicles while overseas. And if he can’t store His music files on His computer, what is he supposed to do with it?

    • Weedras

      Typical dunce comment lol!! you’re such as loser lol!! the man is a clasically trained pianist and musician… lol!! that verbal diarrhea… lol!! smh…

      • Pierre Elliott

        YEAH BIUT THE CHORDS HE USES ARE WACK. YOU CAN TRAIN ALL YOU WANT, BUT IF YOU DONT MAKE MUSICALLY SOUND PRODUCTION YOU ARE WACK….IL SAY IT AGAIN. HIS MUSIC IS FOR WHITE PEOPLE AND SELLOUT BLACK PEOPLE TRYING TO BE A PART OF SOMETHING THAT IS NOT BLACK INFUSED OR SENSITIVE..WAKE THE FCUK UP..

  • therealest1

    What a punk ass N!gger, trying to pull some Jew Boy ass Kike shit! Pay the assfuck up, he should definitely put his money where his mouth is. This guy is a bitch because he basically wrote a check his sorry ass didn’t want to cash just like how a Kike would do. This ass clown is officially a Jew after this bullshit.

    • Jew? Maybe he’s just cheap?

      I damn sure would have tried to dead duke on the 1 Mil! LOL

    • Weedras

      stop being a racist.. dude don’t wanna pay up because he didn’t get any of the music back… what the hell does that have to do with being a jew?!?

  • The public offer was a contract, the return, was the acceptance, looks open & shut!

    • Weedras

      he didn’t get back the music which should have been on the laptop so he’s basically paying for a dud… should have went through a lawyer first rather than Youtube…

      • or should have added that disclaimer, music back & un copied, etc…..yeah, lawyer = best move.

  • Funny, I heard that he was being blackballed from the industry. I wonder if someone stole his laptop knowing how they were going to play it from the start.

  • What a fool. He said a mil for the LAPTOP. Never said nothing about keeping the data in tact. Thats extra!

  • Negro Peligro

    Man he would’ve got that back for 20,000. #YaBigDummy

  • Pierre Elliott

    YOU KNOW WHAT, I JUST WANNA SAY ONE THING.
    NO, IM NOT KNOWN IM AN UNKNOWN.

    2. I MAKE MUSIC, BEATS WHATEVER YOU WANNA CALL IT.
    I GOT KEY BOARDS, DRUM MACHINES MICS.. ETC.

    3. IVE BEEN ON MY GRIND, MASTERING MY SOUND AND CRAFT.

    4. I DO ALL MY OWN PRODUCTION. I DONT COPY MY STYLE IS 100% ORIGINAL.

    MY BEEF IS THIS: WHY YOU BIGGING THIS DUDE UP?

    I HEAR ABOUT HIM ALL THE TIME, BUT NEVER HEARD HIS MUSIC AND IF I DID I DIDNT KNOW IT WAS HIM.

    SO I WENT ON YOUTUBE AND LISTENED TO HIS MUSIC.

    HE IS TRASHHHHH MY NlGGA.

    WHY ANY OF YOU SAYING HE IS HOT? HIS MUSIC SOUNDS JUST LIKE A DRAKE SONG…

    THE BEATS SOUND LIKE ANYTHING THAT WEEZY OR JEEZY PUT OUT.

    HE IS OVER RATED, AND IF HE IS DOPE LIKE YOU SAY HE IS, MUSICALLY
    I HAVENT HEARD IT….

    AND NO IM NOT MAD, I GOT MONEY. SO THIS DONT MAKE OR BREAK ME….

    BUT HIS MUSIC IS WACK. I DONT LISTEN TO SELLOUT HOUSE NlGGER MUSIC.

    EVEN WHITE PEOPLE ARE SAYING NOW: why dont black people make good soulful music anymore???