Sunday, November 07, 2010

The Night Jay Z Stabbed Un Rivera


In an excerpt from Jay Z's new book, Decoded, he explains what happened the night he stabbed record producer Lance "Un" Rivera.

From the NY Post
He says he was infuriated because someone had leaked a bootleg copy of “Vol. 3 . . . Life and Times of S. Carter” more than a month before the release date of the album.

When he asked who was behind the leak, everyone kept repeating the same name: Rivera.

When Jay-Z saw him at rapper Q-Tip’s album release party at the Kit Kat Klub, he confronted him. Rivera “got real loud with me right there in the middle of the club,” Jay-Z writes, “It was strange. We separated and I went over to the bar . . . I was . . . in a state of shock . . . I headed back over to him, but this time I was blacking out with anger.”

After this, chaos ensued in the club, “That night the guy went straight to the police and I was charged with assault.”

He says he decided to plead guilty after watching Puff Daddy’s trial on weapons violations that same year. Puffy was acquitted, and Jay-Z says he feared the state would be harder on him after failing to convict his friend.

“The hilarious thing,” he writes, “if any of this can be considered funny, is that the Rocawear bubble coat I was wearing when they paraded me in front of the cameras started flying off the shelves the last three weeks before Christmas.”

Click here to see the pages of Jay's book that were plastered on random walls around the world and for clues on where to find other pages.

70 comments:

Anonymous said...

ugh...yawn...

Anonymous said...

Glorified thug.

Anonymous said...

Jigga please, like people wanna by that ugly ass bubble coat.

Anonymous said...

lol camel face

Honeygrip said...

that is the "official story" Most close in those circles said he stabbed Un over some shit with Charlie Baltimore. But that version wouldn't have the same effect, I guess.

Anonymous said...

i guess since he and nas are friends again, no one would know the real truth...only people that could be bold enough to come out and tell "what really happened" would be Carmen; Beans; dame...maybe amil, but mums the word unless Charlie wants to indulge about what she knows.

Hip Hop(e) Writer

Anonymous said...

charlie baltimore already said that wasn't true

Anonymous said...

Really Jay? Weeeelllll Cam'ron said you stabbe Un over Charli Baltimore and that you was a sucka for love. Cam'ron is wack but I believe Cam over you Jay becuz you seem lame.

BTW: Everyone,and I do mean EVERYONE, has said that Beyonce has bad breath and you still got with her that's pretty much why I believe what Cam said.
Who marries a stanky breath broad Jay? YOU! that's who! LAME

LMAO cuz i'm numba 1

Anonymous said...

@12:30 I saw that interview Charli B did it's on youtube and she did NOT say that the stabbing was not about her.

She said that people can believe what they wanna believe.She basically didn't give a straight yes or no answer


LMAO cuz i'm numba 1

Anonymous said...

Ingmar said

Ha ha. Bubble coat ...

Tara said...

From nas song ether **which I luv** he said jay took the blame but his friend was the one who actually stabbed the guy!! But whateves! Lol

Anonymous said...

.........uh...ugh.......YAWN..... - glorified nigga

Anonymous said...

Don't trip on the bubble coat. That sh*t was the biz back in the winter of 2000 LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

AGAIN!!!ATTENTION, ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!!!

TO THE OLD WHITE JEWISH SLAVE MASTERS WHO OWN JAY Z:

WE HAVE HEARD THIS STORY SINCE 1938 AT LEAST A MILLION TIMES. AND WE ARE TIRED OF HEARING IT. WE KINDLY ASK THAT YOU GIVE YOUR SLAVE SOMETHING NEW TO SAY TO EXAGGERATE THE THUGNESS HE CARRIES WITHIM HIMSELF. SO THAT WE CAN HAVE AN AMAZING STORY ABOUT JAY. THAT CAN'T BE THE ONLY STORY. HERE'S SOME ADVICE...LET HIM TELL PEOPLE THAT HE BLEW UP A BUILDING AND KILLED EVERYONE...NOT A ROACH LEFT ALIVE IN THE BUILDING!!! AND HOW HE KEPT IT GANSTA WHILE WEARING A $500,000.00 WATCH. JUST LIKE HE NEEDS MORE PEOPLE. WE NEED MORE STORIES.

PLEASE AND THANK YOU.

Anonymous said...

i love a thug, and damn a rich one too

Anonymous said...

CTV news reports that this idiot states he wants to be president in 8 years. What knuckleheads would vote for him to lead them, and who would put up with his wife being first lady? Only mindless individuals would subject themselves to such. He should try running for dog catcher. That sounds like a more appropriate job for a camel.

Anonymous said...

I'm not going to speak on the REASON WHY GayZ did what he did but I WILL SPEAK on how!

This FAGGOT GayZ walked up on dude and start stabbing him like a sneak attack type thing LIKE A LITTLE SIMPLE ASS UPSET BITCH! He didn't treat him like a man would another man who he had a problem with... and if things can't be worked out in a civil manner THEN let's take it outside & handle this with OUR HANDS like MEN DO!

Gayz then got with MJ for some collaboration type thing, Mike gave him LEGAL ASSISTANCE in return which led to that case getting DELAYED TO NO END and eventually GayZ turned into MR. MUMBLES when he finally went to court & admitted to his criminal wrong doing WHICH LED TO NO JAIL TIME because of MJ's influence with the LEGAL ASSISTANCE he offered GayZ much earlier!

Anonymous said...

Jay, back to the bedroom and concentrate on making camel calves witcha hoe.

bogart4017 said...

so trivial....wake me when you have a story of substance....

Anonymous said...

Q: What kind of animal would do this?
A: A camel.

Anonymous said...

^Ha Ha exactly. Jay is so overrated and his book not even news worthy.

Don said...

If I were Jay Z, there is nothing in the world that could've made me discuss stabbing another man, especially when I portray the image of a gangster.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, hilarious, Sean. Did this idiot ever go to jail?

Anonymous said...

@649 what the hell? jz said he wants to run for president? oh hell, no. he is arrogant as hell if thinks someone of his low standing would have a chance at the presidency. He could probably win as a congressman in whatever burrow he comes from. If the people are foolish enough to re-elect Charlie Rangel, then Jz could win a congressional seat--but as president, hell no. his nose got big over obama, but don't worry the american people won't make that mistake again.

choose Substance over style, people.

Anonymous said...

Oh please, camel toe. Who the hell cares?

Anonymous said...

LOL @aon 2:40

Anon 8:03 sounds like good tea right there *gulps tea*

Anonymous said...

10:16 AM, Yep! Here's the article:
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/QPeriod/20101103/jayz-president-101103/

TruthBeTold said...

^^^ In politics expect anything...it is stranger than fiction!

That Jay Z needs to stop really, no one is trying to DECODE your ass we just DONT GIVE A FUCK!

BWT Stank breath better sleep with one eye open.

Anonymous said...

What is it about his lifestyle that makes it "decode worthy"? Does he really believe he's such a mysterious being that his life story is worth unraveling by people he doesn't know and will most likely never meet, or is this a simple marketing strategy and he's just trying to be different?

Anonymous said...

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

He is such a try-hard and so goddamn boring! I swear!

Anonymous said...

He's a LIAR; not unlike his whore, Rihanna...!!

Does he mention that he FIRST settled, out-of-court, with Mr. Rivera, before the actual criminal-felony trial? (rumored K)

Even with the video-tape, which was supposed to, without-a-doubt-exonerate him, it wasn't enough to have the charges "outright dismissed."

Jay Z sold Crack to Grade School Children and Pregnant Women..!!
And '50' summed him up right - "When a more talented rapper 'came at/for him', he put someone else, in-front, to fight for him!"

He also abandoned Beenie Sigel, he even called the FBI on Beenie - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQW3uM7eyCU

... Oh, it gets better: When(then) Philly DJ, Charlamaignthagod had Beenie Sigel on his show(radio), and Beans then put jay on maximum blast, THE very next day, Charlamaign was fired...!!

X,Y,"and Z" -- OUT...!!

Bee Gee said...

These types of books are useless. Just anotha muhfugga sensationalizing his life onto paper to make money. Let Stanley n'em eat that shit up.

Anonymous said...

Jay-z don't talk about, Big Pun busting his head with a bottle. Some thug??????

Anonymous said...

Nas will tell you. He got UN stabbed and took the blame. Trying to seem like a G he still bitch

The Real Fedup said...

Typical ignorant cocky bubbleous Shawn Carter!

Jay z why don't you kick this shit to your safari brothers in the desert because no one cares about the lies you spewing out. YOU ARE A FUCKING LIER JAY Z! When he did what he did to Rivera that's the true character of JAY Z! It's not the cookie cuttter good guy Beyonce wants us to fall for. He had a wrap sheet and was a thug!


Why don't he talk about selling DRUGS to his people to get where he is at? Why don't he talk about how he kept Biggie's rhymes coming his fat lips to sell records? Why don't he talk about degrading women in all his songs in the past? Why don't he talk about how he backstab each and everyone who help his sorry as career? Why don't he talk about brainwashing folks to devil shit in his music? *side eye*


I can't today with this two face negro ---- RWS fam!


He pimp this shit to prove he got street creditbility when this fool SOLD OUT long time ago! He is an offical joke to his people! Jay z your ghetto pass card have been OFFICALLY REVOKE AND DAM WELL PASS EXPIRE!

* Blast Nas "Ether" as I exit this thread*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np_ajGU42I0

The Real Fedup said...

@649

The day Jay z runs for the President will be the one time I will switch Republician real quick!

The Real Fedup said...

@1228

Thank you for mentioning these facts! I will not be surprise Mr. Camel Carter doesn't bother to mention these things in his book! * rolls eyes*

Anonymous said...

this picture would have been nicer if jz were better looking!

Anonymous said...

Jay please go hide in the wig crypt and never come out.

Oh and take your dumb ass book with you.

Anonymous said...

The amount of bile and vitriol I hear spewed on this site is utterly amazing. Who is acceptable? I just want to know. I have even heard hate directed towards Sade. Sade!!! I respect and support people like Jay-Z, Kanye, Nas, Cam'ron and Beyonce because they are artists who make music I enjoy. No one is perfect but I don't understand why every time a black artist is featured,(which is most of the time)there are so many ugly comments directed at them. I admit that I don't get to read these comments everyday, but when i do, it seems like there is never a positive word to say about a black artist, no matter what good they may have done. It almost seems that the comments get uglier the more positive the headline. Why is there so much constant, persistent hatred towards these artists? It could be any black artist, athlete, writer, or actor. I hear it about ALL black artists and celebrities. I hear hate towards all of them. DAMN!!! It makes me wonder if we're dealing with a bunch of ringers on this site. I am not trying to berate anyone. You have a right to your opinion. I just want to know where all this is coming from.

Tara said...

**Newsflash** I don't own a microwave!!! Now that's more interesting and drives more curiosity than gayz lame ass book!! Bwaaaahaaaahaaa!!! ;-)

ELove said...
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ELove said...

@6:29PM
I KNOW NOTHING about a post full of Disrespect towards Sade (I guess I missed that One...) but I doubt if EVEN 10% of those comments were negative UNLESS they were from the Rihanna and Beyounce STANS that run rampant on this site which ARE POSERS (In case you didn't already know...)

I don't know what's EXACTLY POSITIVE about Jayz and your choice of music is just that (YOUR CHOICE...) Cameron ?!!? Nobody checking for him on a LARGE National SCALE so who really cares about what little negative comment s he gets... Btw when was the LAST TIME he was a HOT TOPIC on RWS ?!!?

The MAJORITY of the time Artists are posted here it's for STUPID and ALL OUT Foolish things that THEY HAVE DONE... This isn't a FAN SITE or a KISS CELEBRITIES AZZ SITE (Sorry to break that to YOU...)

But I WILL admit that it does gets OUT OF HAND at times but you can tell those posts immediately like Beyounce, Monica, Jay-Z, Sometimes Kayne, Alicia Keys and the FAKE-AZZ Reality Celebrities (Real...)

Anonymous said...

6:29 - Maybe the vitriol is a result of once loyal fans feeling abandoned and betrayed by someone once admired!

Can't put myself in that category because I never cared for this cat! His lyrics, from my female perspective, were always vile and quite vulgar and he was no different from his peers to me.

Anonymous said...

Sn!tch can you PLEASE repost your disclaimer on the side so people like 6:29 can understand RWS before the post a comment.

Anonymous said...

@ELOVE: I respect your insight and you are correct that the negative commentary was in the minority pertaining to Sade. I was just appalled that there would be any negativity because Sade is almost never in the news for nonsense, and has always carried herself with the utmost class of a true African queen. I guess you can't please everybody.
@7:06pm: I will give you that. However, if that is the case, then why all the raw emotion? I follow Jay-Z's business exploits more than I do his music, but from what I can garner, he still puts out platinum selling material, he is still an entrepeneur, he is nowhere near as visible as Kanye or Diddy, and I don't see or hear of him getting arrested every 30 days like DMX. It seems like the only time I hear of Jay-Z in the news nowadays is when he has made a business deal. I don't pretend to know all about Jay-Z. He is from the same part of Brooklyn as I am, but we have never met. His background is not stellar by any means, but why are there still so many haters even after all his success over all these years? Is it all the Illuminati and devil worshipping rumors?

Anonymous said...

Jay-z lame pop star marrying ass
I can picture whack-z stabbing somebody with his lips hanging open looking retarded and scared and lost in the eyes, shivering and standing far back from Un trying to stab from a distance while standing in a running stance moving all fast and clumsy like a straight sucka.
F#$K Jay-z lame ass riding off the success of his identity crisis popstar yaki, without her he is absolutely nothing, she made him and she's the one allowing him to mess up the president's votes, cause I'll be damn if I vote for anything they supporting.

Pimpossible the Rillest said...

"And yo' man stabbed Un and MADE you take the blame, you ass..."
-Nas

Anyone know who, exactly, Nas was talking about who supposedly stabbed Un instead.

Anonymous said...

JayZ is a sell out and I am just about done with him and his sell out ass wife! Jigga is not relevant anymore and I wish he would grow the fuck up and sit behind the scenes like Dr. Dre and make records, music and artist already. Nobody is checking for this ol' ancient event, and it's about time Jigga realize he is not "forever young". Somehow, I feel there is a movie in the works of this damned book...SMDH! I am honestly done with him!--ThatBKChick

Anonymous said...

@7:29: What disclaimer? Maybe I need to see it to fully understand the point of this site, as you said. I could be way off in my assessment of the commentary on RWS. Are we supposed to skewer celebrities? No joke, I really want to know.
If so, my bad.

Queenie Beanie said...

Idk about all this stabbing mess, but somehow I can't vision him as a gangster after 1) He let Tupac clown him w/ no response and 2) He and someone from his camp pepper sprayed R.Kelly during a dispute back in 03 on the 'Best of both worlds' tour. It's really difficult for me folks so just give me time..

The Real Fedup said...

@817


Here is the news report Jay z stabbing... *side eye*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTybzttJIWc

The Real Fedup said...

Not to mention this stabbing took place at the "kit kat club" LMAO....THE NAME ALONE IS HILARIOUS!

The Real Fedup said...

THIS ALONE SHOULD OF REVOKE ANY CREDITBILITY THIS MAN HAS.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keg_ACe-c_Q

Anonymous said...

6:54 PM, Join the club. I don't have a microwave (oven)either. It can be tough when I'm in a hurry, sometimes, but I deal with it. Jay-Z will never be more important to me than the microwave I don't have.

Anonymous said...

@6:29

Go hide in Jigga nigga's lips.

Anonymous said...

All of Jay-Z's success is built on the foundation of drugs and violence and no one really cares.

Anonymous said...

@4:27pm: Uh, last time I checked, the USA's success was built on violence, double dealing, cheating, lying, reneging on deals, murder, disease(germ warfare), racism, drugs, war, etc... You name it, the "forefathers" did it to get where they(USA) is now. You want to jump on Jay-Z for using what he had to get what he wanted. Are you kidding me? Do some historical research first before you criticize someone. If I remember correctly, Jay came up in the projects during a very violent time in america, especially in our neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY because of the drug wars(I know, I was there) and went on to become a multi-millionaire legitimately. Not through drug dealing but with MUSIC and sound business decisions. What's y'all problem with this dude?
@8:58pm: I won't dignify you with a like response. Form a coherent sentence first before you call yourself coming at me.

Anonymous said...

^^^
Why are you comparing the US to Jay-Z's career. One has NOTHING to do with the other. Don't be mad that this fool became successful off of rambling about drugs and violence.

Anonymous said...

@10:24pm: I am not mad, nor am I mad. The poster claims:"All of Jay-Z's success is built on the foundation of drugs and violence and no one really cares."
I say that he made his money off of RAPPING about drugs and violence. He is known as a muti-millionaire RAPPER, not DRUG DEALER. His name is Sean Carter, not Pablo Escobar. If there were no drugs and violence to rap about, there would be no money to be made off of rapping about it because no one could relate to him or his subject matter. He didn't create the environment, he chronicled it for the entertainment of others. Whether or not he was an active participant simply adds credence, or "street cred". Fortunately for him and UNfortunately for society, this form of entertainment is very lucrative. How can you blame that man for using what he had to get what he wanted? If the environment didn't exist, Gangsta Rap music wouldn't make a dime.
btw:If you can't draw a correlation between what the rapper raps about and what the USA has actually DONE to attain their level of success, it's OK. Maybe that's just me.
For anyone thinking I am a huge J fan, or stan, it's not the case. I respect his business acumen as a brotha from the hood who made good. In America that's still very hard to do. That's all I'm saying.

Anonymous said...

@2:40 in that case JZ is about as respectable as Larry Flint. Yes smut sells, but I don't have to condone it or justify it. Trash is trash and it still stinks no matter how much you try to cover it up.

Anonymous said...

Larry Flint CREATED the smut he sells and sold. J RAPS ABOUT the negative environment he was BORN INTO. There's a difference. Like TALKING about a horrific car accident you witnessed and being the person who actually planned, took part in and initiated said car accident.He didn't import the drugs into the 'hood, but he rapped about the effects of said drugs on the community. i.e.: drug dealing in the 'hood and the accompanying violence, among other negatives. Again, I am not defending his path to riches. I am simply acknowledging that it took smarts, hard work and dedication to get there, especially considering where he started from. I can speak on it because he is from my 'hood and I know how it was back then and how it still is today. I speak from personal experience. That's all I'm saying.

Anonymous said...

@5:56JZ he's been rich for quite some time, but that hasn't stopped him from calling women bitches and whatever else he calls them. hasn't stopped him from demeaning women in his videos and glorifying drug culture and deviant behavior.
as i said he and flint have much in common. smut is smut. There are also folks who grew up in the hood and became doctors and lawyers, etc...and don't demean women. Poverty is no excuse for being FOUL.

Anonymous said...

@10:28 PM Are you kidding me?
Let's be clear about something. Nas is one of THE most positive rap artists out there. Nas could rap about drugs, bitches, murder, misogyny and all the staples all the others spend all their time jotting down in notebooks, but chooses songs that are way more uplifting. Even so, I still hear nastiness directed towards Nas on the regular. i.e: "I want to slap his kufi off", and other craziness like that. The point is, even if J didn't rap about those things, he would still catch a verbal beatdown on these blogs because they are a haven for haters. Not everyone is, but there are a god many. Keep it real, that's all I'm saying.

Anonymous said...

@11:30 i always keep it real. I'm saying that not everybody has to like JZ--that is real. what's up with the word 'haters'--if i don't like a particular 'artist' music and you do well you do you, listen and enjoy. there are VALID reasons to dislike the JZ persona.

I don't blindly lap up whatever is put in front of me. I use discernment and watch how people live their lives. JZ' s stollen "do as thou wilt" Thelema philosophy is not for me. I think JZ is a sick and twisted freak and it has nothing to do with me hating JZ-- I just have higher standards.

Anonymous said...

LMAO @ 8.32am - I dunno why but that ish jus cracked me the feck up!!!

Anonymous said...

Have any of you even read this book? It's actually a legit piece of work that chronicles pop, jazz, rock, art, poetry, social issues, media, sports, business, politics, personal and community struggles, and how all of these things shape(d) not only hip hop but the whole world around us. I didn't go into the book expecting a lot but I admit I was impressed. Also, the actual autobiography of Sean Carter was written, and then shelved and apparently is not being released. Decoded is written mainly from the perspective of (and about the progression of) Jay-Z the rapper, although he does include a decent amount of personal events. And how are you going to be upset about him rapping about the environment he came up in? He is simply documenting what he, and countless others saw in their world. Do you want him to rap about eating a peach under a tree or something? Come on now.

Mark-Detroit

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Anonymous said...

Stabbing someone feel like stabbing a frozen piece of meat

Anonymous said...

Stabbed Un in the stomach, she must've have a Pussy like Wonderwoman lol (The Game- Dreams)

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