Swizz Beatz on Megaupload: I Was Giving Artists 90% of The ShitSubmitted by PWA on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 05:39
Grammy award-winning artist Swizz Beatz has publicly defended his role with Megaupload. The U.S. authorities hinted recently they might involve Beatz more in the case, but the rapper/producer seems unfazed. “I’m a fan of music, i’m a fan of people who work hard and I would never be a part of anything that’s taking from artists when I fight so hard to give so much to the artist,” he said in a new interview. “You know what I was doing, I was giving artists 90% of the shit.”
On the day Megaupload was taken down, record producer and rapper Swizz Beatz was listed as company CEO on the site’s homepage.
The 33-year-old had been working with the file-hoster months earlier, having been deeply involved in the creation of the controversial Mega Song promotion.
Following the arrest of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and his associates, Beatz initially kept a low profile, leading some to question what his role was within the company. But things are slowly becoming more clear.