Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Jay-Z, Beyonce

AllHipHop Staff

A man in Detroit, Michigan has been charged with threatening to kill rapper Jay-Z, his wife Beyonce and football player Jerome Bettis.

In a complaint filed yesterday (August 5), Leon Desmond Barrett allegedly sent dozens of threatening letters between 2006 and 2009.

Some of which reportedly contained promises of violence against the famous trio.

Barrett denied the allegations and claims the letters were sent out of a legitimate, but unknown dispute with Bettis, a former star for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The United States government has cracked down on mail fraud since the 9/11 terror attacks on the United States, in addition to a spate of letters mailed with Anthrax.

In related Jay-Z news, the rapper is one of several artists who will perform during the premiere of The Jay Leno Show.

Jay-Z will join Kanye West and Rihanna as performers when Leno launches his new show on September 14 at 10:00 PM ET.