Jay-Z has been attacked for promising both Foxy Brown and Teairra Mari, who he personally signed while he was CEO of Rao-A-Fella and president of Def Jam, and not delivering. Jay-Z talked to AllHipHop about the situation saying “It’s understandable that they would be upset, but you got to look at it from my point of view as well,” continuing, "I gave Teairra Marì the same shot I gave Rihanna. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.”
Foxy recently told XXL how upset she was over Jay's lack of visitation and backing while she was in prison, saying “There are times when I just really needed him and he just wasn’t there,” continuing, “That broke my heart more than anything. When they sent me to jail, I just knew he would be there, everyone came. But he never showed up.” Tierra Mari told AllHipHop in July that she was hurt and upset that Jay didn't even call her to let her know she was being dropped.
Jay finished by saying “What I’m happy about is, that no matter what people say, no one has ever said that I am dishonest or that I have taken one dime from them…I’ve never cheated anyone out of a dime. No one’s ever said that, right?”
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