“I’m way too important to be talking about extorting…”
An engineer who’s never heard of the Illuminati tried to extort Jay Z. TMZ reports that Chauncey Mahan worked with Jigga from 1998-2002 and somehow got his hands on a collection of the rapper’s master recordings that Jay thought were lost. In actuality, they were collecting up dust in Mahan’s California storage facility before the engineer decided to sell them back to Jigga.
Fast forward to this past Friday. Mahan apparently had a number of the masters in his Northridge, CA storage facility. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Mahan allegedly contacted Live Nation — which has a joint venture with Jay Z called Roc Nation — and said he would either let the tapes go up for auction or give them the tapes for a $100K “storage fee.” We’re told Mahan eventually agreed to take $75K.
We’re told on Friday Mahan went to the storage facility to seal the deal with Jay Z’s people. Little did he know the LAPD had been contacted by Jay Z’s people and showed up. We’re told cops then detained Mahan and he agreed to come into the station for questioning. He also agreed to let the LAPD take possession of the tapes until a judge determines ownership.
Mahan was not arrested, but our sources say the Beverly Hills PD is investigating the extortion allegations because that’s where Live Nation is based. We’re also told Jay Z’s people filed a grand larceny complaint Friday with the NYPD and that investigation is ongoing.
Just Blaze took to his Twitter to shed light on just how much damage Mahan caused and how the engineer’s constant f*ck ups resulted in Young Guru being brought in.