Jay-Z Reportedly Encouraged By FBI To Delete Emails Due To Hacking Concerns
It seems like Jay-Z’s email had the potential of being compromised.
According to Complex, the FBI warned Jay-Z, 51, that there was an “imminent hack” on his email account. In order to prevent the potential hackers from stealing information within his emails the intelligence and security service agency reportedly advised the ‘Run This Town’ rapper to delete his emails.
This hack threat comes amid the ongoing lawsuit filed against Jay-Z by perfume brand Parlux Fragrances. As previously reported, In 2016, Parlux sued Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, for breach of contract. According to Parlux, Jay-Z backed out of a business deal after already receiving $2 million in royalties. The fragrance company also alleges that it lost a total of $18 million from the failed venture. Jay-Z responded to these serious claims by countersuing and alleging that Parlux breached its own obligations in the business deal.
According to reports, last year a judge ruled that Jay-Z had “destroyed evidence” in the case by erasing emails. The court trial for this ongoing case kicked off towards the end of last month. In his testimony Jay-Z reportedly called the fragrance company ‘lazy.’ He said,
“I’ve always had problems with the quality of lazy work that was coming from Parlux.”
While speaking on the commercial for the ‘Gold’ signature scent, Jay-Z said,
“It’s a B-rate commercial and my name is on it.”
“It was a tough relationship but I was still trying to make something great.”
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