Jay-Z Spends US$24 000 On Meal For His Entourage

JAY-Z clearly has no qualms about flashing his cash –– the rapper last week shelled out a whopping US$24 000 on a meal for his entourage.

 

The 99 Problems rapper thanked 40 of his friends and staff with a lavish meal at swanky Ithaca in Manchester after his gig at MEN Arena last Saturday.

A source says, “Jay’s flunkies ordered the US$104 Wagyu beef, while Jay had sea bass. He was so impressed he hired the chef to come on tour with him!”

After US$1 200 and US$200 cognacs, Jay (real name Shawn Corey Carter), left a $3 000 tip.

This is not the first time rap’s richest man has spent an exuberant amount on one meal. Earlier this month, he spent $20 000 on food when he took his entire crew for a slap-up meal in Paris, France, to thank them for helping him make his Glastonbury gig last month so “historic”.

Meanwhile Jay-Z demanded a watermelon carved in the shape of wife Beyoncé Knowles’ bust during his stay in Africa.

The rapper wanted the bizarre sculpture to be displayed in his £2 500-a-night hotel room where he was staying ahead of his performance at the Thisday Festival which took place in Nigeria on July 11.

A source told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper: “One giant watermelon was split in two and ornately carved into a mould of Beyoncé’s breasts. Two cherries were used as nipples.”

The rapper –– who controversially headlined Glastonbury earlier this summer, despite claims from Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher that hip-hip wasn’t right for the festival –– performed a duet with Rihanna at the concert, dubbed Africa Rising.

The pair performed the Barbadian beauty’s number one hit Umbrella before Jay-Z went solo for a rendition of his duet with Beyoncé, Crazy in Love.

The concert –– which aimed to find sustainable solutions to the economic and political problems facing the continent –– also featured performances from Mary J Blige, Usher and a speech from model Naomi Campbell. –– Showbizspy.

 

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