Monday, May 26, 2014

Did Tyrese Sabotage Dre's Deal with Apple?


Earlier this month Tyrese predicted Dr. Dre would become the first billionaire in Hip Hop because Apple electronics was about to purchase his headphone company Beats by Dre [click here if you missed that].

Weeks later industry insiders claim the deal is no longer on the table…

Sources tell Billboard Magazine execs on Apple's board were absolutely horrified by Dre and Tyrese's celebratory crypt walk, insisting that is not the image Apple wants to portray.

83 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! No they did not celebrate before the deal was final. I saw the guy who created beats on squawk box business channel and he did say Dre was celebrating too early. Oh boy, what a mess! That's business though.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Dre looks like a honey roasted Yoda.

Anonymous said...

Typical negro

Anonymous said...

Uh oh... This is Not Good News for Yonce.
Her feets are aching as she's reading this...
#getabillionordietrying

Anonymous said...

Tyrese knew what he was doing.
That's called dry-hating... Its that fake friend screaming to the whole hood that you just won the lottery then act surprised when you get robbed.

Anonymous said...

Ignorance

Anonymous said...

Oh please! People are hating hard on that man's deal! And mainly blacks.....smdh!

Unknown said...

TYRESE is so fukin ugly!!!


He looks like a lil dry ROACH


There will NEVER be a Billionaire of Hip Hop... said...

You can take a niKKKa out of Watts/Compton but NEVER can you take the Watts/Compton out of a niKKKa! SMDH at Dre' trying so hard to surpass "The East Coast Camel" to be "The First Billionare of Hip Hop" and have it BACK FIRE in his steroid-stricken face. When I peeped the video of Tyrese and Dre' counting Dre's egg$ before they hatched I was like, WTF? niKKKa's celebrating and ain't even got the check yet...? Man, GTFOH! Now, what if they change their minds? WELP, I hope this means that Beats By Dre' headphones will go on CLEARANCE and I can see what all the crip walking and Heineken drank'n was all about!

Unknown said...

And Dr. Dre up there looking like somebody's GREAT GRANDFATHER.

Anonymous said...

Make moves in silence.

Duh.

Anonymous said...

LOL at " celebratory crip walk". Oh well dummies, everyone knows you are supposed to keep your trap shut until the ink dries.

Anonymous said...

@3:01, it would be sad if he purposely did that, plus he's in the business, he knows the game, I wouldn't put it past him. But this is why you don't tell your friends your personal business.

Anonymous said...

All you new money niggas are going to become no money niggas if you don't acquire some decorum.

Anonymous said...

Omg! I thought he'd sealed the deal. I was so happy for Dre... I hope Apple doesn't backtrack on the deal over something as trivial as a lil dance.

Anonymous said...

Tyrese is wealthy in his own right. He is an accomplished actor,author,producer,singer,model,motivational speaker and philanthropist.

His movies have grossed over a billion dollars worldwide.

Anonymous said...

You sure it was the crip walk or the law suits that started coming out of the wood work. The original designer was reported being cut out of the deal.

Anonymous said...

@3:12
Lol!!! He even got the HaterFace in the pic.
Dre look stupid and slow.
I thought he learned his lesson about dealing with these niggas.

Anonymous said...

@3:09 Dead lmao.....@3:26 kmsl shut up Tyrese!

Anonymous said...

LOL so funny if true. You let this Sambo do too much talking and celebrating before the ink even hit the paper? That's like celebrating you got the six figure job with google all cuz you had a phone interview. It's not a done deal until it's a done deal.

I agree with teh dry hating comment. A lot of people are like that, but are more ecstatic when something "wrong" happens. Nobody could understand why Tyrese was so joyful anyways when the deal had nothing to do with his tar black ass.

Anonymous said...

@326 Tyrese wasn't the star of the movies, so please don't give him too much credit. For the most part, ur speaking of the FATF franchise. Tyrese has only done a few movies that HE was the star and trust me, they didn't contribute that much to the billion you're referring to.

I watched Django finally and all I could think about was how Tyrese would've fucked that movie up. Jamie did a good job and the movie went on to gross well over $400MM. Tyrese would have been to Django what Gabrielle would have been to Scandal.

Anonymous said...

Remember how Baby Boy rushed down to Paul Walker's accident site and was so distraught that he had to grab something his black ass could SELL later?

Anonymous said...

Mmm Hmm...see? Don't say nothing till the ink's dry. And DEFINITELY don't tell other kneegroes that you got paper coming...they'll put all your business out in the street AND be hanging on to you like a boa constrictor, like it's their money.

When will we learn???!!!

ThatBKChick said...

Oh well there's always Samsung. It would be funny if Samson came up and offered even more on the table. At the end of the day...Billionaires are white, there are at best maybe one or two black billionaires and they are African by decent, not African American. At the end of the day, "YT" don't want no niggas on the come up in the Billionaire club. Not that I am a Dre fan, I actually hate "Beats", but there is nothing more inspiring than a Black American in the Billionaire club...Dre, Diddy or Camelman.

Diabetes (DIABETIC SUGA COMA) UNBOTHERED said...

Betes

Anonymous said...

3:01 :) . Or the one that stole your ring and is front row helping you look for it.

Anonymous said...

Tyrese is annoying.

Anonymous said...

Stop hating in Black Ty. He starred in 2 billion dollar movie franchises: transformers and Fast and the a Furious.

Sly Stone and Harrison Ford are the 2 dudes with successful franchises other than Ty.

Ty is in rare company.

long time lurker said...

If you remember my post..when this first went down I specifically stated that the deal was not done and tyrese and dre made a big mistake by posting that you tube while negotiating is ongoing and I stated apples policy..

Hip hop has already made alot of billionaires and billion dollar companies just none of them are rappers or black

However...if 50/Dre/Puffy/JayZ/J Prince/ and Slim and Baby sat down and negotiated to join forces amoungst them selves and made there own power moves as young Blackmen at the round table just like Apple did .....

It could make History...

- lurker

Anonymous said...

"execs on Apple's board were absolutely horrified by Dre and Tyrese's celebratory crypt walk, insisting that is not the image Apple wants to portray."
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Tyrese ain't did shit to mess up that deal. These MoFo's wanted to be apart of the Hip Hop Culture and rake in dollars from black people and didn't even bother do their homework. Those YT folks may not have "crypt walked" but bet your sweet ass they'd be jumping up and down and dancing like Carlton from the Fresh Prince, too, if that kind of money was coming their way, even if it was before hand. How in the hell did these MoFo's know about "Crypt walk" dancing, anyway? Dumb bitches should have known that dance is a common dance among the Hip Hop Community. Most people do it out of fun, not to scare anybody.
Nah...this is about something else! How the fuck are they thinking Dre would be a terrible image when he's sparked these Crackas Rap God, named Eminem? Slim Shady, anyone?!!! Some of them went so far as the call him the GOAT. But yeah, somebody's happy dance put the fear of God in them when in fact the name of this product is "Beats by Dre." Who's already made a killing and still making out like a fat rat. Bet this wouldn't have been a problem if the "B" on the headphones stood for (Justin) Bieber. It would no doubt go smoothly and he has a terrible image, IMO. I don't even care for Dre, but I see so much wrong in all of this. Rant over!

Anonymous said...

They realized that's a ridiculous amount of money to pay this ap guy and his over exuberant minion for a product that is past its apex and on the downswing in terms of popularity.
When they saw tyrese they immediately thought about the ignorant/fickle core consumers of the headphones & reconsidered.
When keepin it real goes wrong on social media.

Anonymous said...

Rap guy^

Anonymous said...

Tyrese did not mess that deal up. They knew they didnt want to contribute to making a black man a billionaire. Thats all right because a better and bigger deal is coming to Dr. Dre.

Anonymous said...

@5:45 ITA! As I stated earlier, I hope Apple doesn't do this over something as trivial as a dance. Be it the "Crip Walk" the "Waltz" the "Carlton dance" etc. The man was celebrating as they would too. And Dre wasn't even the person doing the dance, it was Tyrese. Smh! I hope this deal goes through.

Anonymous said...

Only the chosen ones are chosen... Blk billionaires are very very rare!!!!!

Anonymous said...

@305

What r u talking about mainly blacks? Get the hell out of here, unless u know all the black people in the shut the hell up!! I'm tired of people prejudging our whole damn race. Hell just say the people your ass knows !

Anonymous said...

604

Their are more black billionaires, they just prefer not to broadcast it because everybody and their mommas would be begging non stop! Classic how come he doesn't help the hood??

Anonymous said...

The idea of Apple buying Beats is just ridiculous

As a brand Beats is played out. Apple had many opportunities to buy that company over the years but it makes no sense to buy it now

JDent said...

@4:39

LIKE A BOA CONSTRICTOR. Fuck it. I'm dead for the rest of the day. Lmbao. Also agree with the rest of the post.

JDent said...

Hey Lurker. How are you?

Anonymous said...

That's his own stupidity. Shouldn't have been bragging about a deal that wasnt closed. And I still dont understand why Tyrese is even present or speaking on it.

Anonymous said...

@5:49
They didn't want to make a dunce like tyrese a billionaire.
All they saw was him cripwalking at the annual yacht regatta.
Dre is guilty by association, everything is vetted when making billiondolla deals with the elite.
Tyrese doesn't know how to act on that level and he made Dre look bootleg and trendy, a bad combination for investors.

Anonymous said...

Eazy-E always said said Dre was a dumb motherfucker.

Anonymous said...

It may still pull through...but its definitley now on shakey ground
In this deal Dre would become part of Apple Corporation...

He is the face of the brand....Apple has slowed down negotiations .....Apple is now looking to see if his associations and past have the potential to mesh smoothly with Apples Brand....or wll there be surprises and backlash and embarrasement ...will it back fire through association...

Dre has a history of violence against women and glorifying violence against police and glorifying gang culture...

Behing the scenes on low end of the deal...Dre and Jimmys cut
Is being burried in litigation and greed ....serious infighting over the spliting the Billi ...alot of silent partners and alot of side deals were cut with Pro sports guys promising partial ownership...greed is going crazy over who gets what...people trying to X others out of there share...

- lurker



Anonymous said...

@6:38 lmao I listened to Eazy's greatest hits yesterday.

JDent said...

@Lurker

The violence against women kept me form being happy for Dre in the first place. Apple better know that will come up, if they buy.

I think folks in business forget. You are your business. Your good reputation is worth the big bucks.

Diabetes (DIABETIC SUGA COMA) UNBOTHERED said...

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Anonymous said...

These rappers always over exaggerate their worth and business deals. In the real world, this is not acceptable!

Anonymous said...

Very true indeed Jdent...very true...Happy Memorial Day! ...hope you had some fun and got some much needed rest

- lurker

Anonymous said...

Im blessed thanks for asking Jdent
- lurker

JDent said...

Lurker---

We should talk soon. I'm doing NADA today. Finished that project. Scheduling a table read tomorrow. Feels good to let my brain rest for awhile.

Apartment hunting.

BloggerDisplayName said...

these nuccas with all that money still don't understand decorum! Stop spreading your hood antics!

zeeedeee said...

Dre been in the game long enough to know that the real celebration don't start til the check clears..and most certainly not on social media alerting the masses..that was dumb and dangerous

Anonymous said...

Apple is now saying the Dre Beats probably worth only 200 million... They think they may be paying too much... Hmmmm.
Well Dre surely need to read Why should White guys have all the fun? By Reginald Lewis. That book will teach him not to act a fool again and not to tell a sole until the check clears!

Anonymous said...

@6:38
Lol!!! True.
I think Dre need to stay with the Eminems and the Iovines... Definitely stay away from the Eazy's, Suge's & Tyrese's of LA.

Anonymous said...

@9:11
One of my favorite reads...
BMore
HBCU Alum
Kappa Alpha Psi
Harvard
Billionaire

Niyabinghi Warrior said...

Woman beater and gay lover beater get's no love.

Anonymous said...

@917 did he die of natural causes truly?

Anonymous said...

I call BS... his "history of violence toward women" is what making them hesitate? This is over a BILLION DOLLARS we're talking about, u think they DIDNT do their homework? Seriously?! Hell u get a thorough background check to make 14.50/hr and they talk in about BILLIONS?! One of y'all explain that to me please. Cuz that's a dumb ass excuse

Anonymous said...

... Cont. A Crip walk? Nigga Dre's affiliations ain't secret! Are u serious? And Tyreses remedial ass could be considered charity. "Each One Reach One" if u will. Come harder... Either way he's a damn fool for gloating before the ink is dry. He's still rich, but he may have messed up his chance at being wealthy.

Anonymous said...

2:17 - its muthaphuckas like u....

Anyway, why the hell was Dr. Dre 'celebrating' with of all people, Tyrese? Come on negro...

Anonymous said...

On Reginald Lewis. I believe he did . He married a Filipino chick who inherited his assets. He doesn't get more shine. A true go/getter.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Eazy-E always said said Dre was a dumb motherfucker.
6:38 PM
-----------------------Love him, but he's was one to talk. ~ signed a someone who personally knows.

Anonymous said...

Everybody knows that Dre was a cross dressing wild fir the night Tranny loving homo thug. Most men who beat on women are as gay as a faggot with a bag of dicks. They just repressed and tend to take out they're self hate on the opposite sex. Everyone knows that faggots are vicious.

Anonymous said...

"Dre has a history of violence against women and glorifying violence against police and glorifying gang culture..."

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

"Dre has a history of violence against women and glorifying violence against police and glorifying gang culture..."
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Let's be clear...I in no way condone violence but the reality here is Dre and his crew were introduced to the world by way of promoting violence. Dre wears the crown for being knighted as the God Father of "Gansta Rap." A name that you don't get by rapping about Cheerios and butterflies and rainbows. It's been about violence, drugs and degrading women since day one. Dre and the crew were good enough to help these &*#@%^ push their agenda to destroy our race. This is the main reason why he is as rich as he is and was able to get to the top to become one of Rap's powerhouses. So all of what they're saying now is straight Bullshit! I can't stand Dre but just like history has shown any race of people of color. They use us, chew us up then spit us out. This is the part that gets ugly when you sell your soul to these people. Make no mistake about it... the other powerhouses are next because none of them have a clean reputation.

Anonymous said...

@9:50
I ALWAYS wondered about that... His death was fishy to me way back when I was a kid. "brain cancer".
@11:35
While he was one of my major heroes as a youngster, I resented the fact that his entire estate was left to his non-black wife.

Anonymous said...

when the ink hasn't being sucked into the pen yet to write on the paper.. you keep quiet.. forget about the ink drying up ... they never got to write anything..... keeping low profile is the best way to go

Anonymous said...

@ 9:17 this is the first 9:11... I agree.. I absolutely love that book... Read it years ago and still carry it on my bag today for review and to keep me motivated. @9:17 he died of a brain cancer/brain tumor in head.

Anonymous said...

I meant @ 9:50 he died of brain cancer. Sorry 9:17, I'm sure you know how he died since the book is a favorite read of yours.

Anonymous said...

He can cry over a whyt man but sabotage a blk man! Why am I not surprised.

Anonymous said...

@1:59am... But he gave a lot... To both Harvard and Howard U. His estate still give... Recently Shawn Pdiddy Combs received an award from his estate. Reginald never wanted to be placed in a box... He was a proud Black Man but he also never allowed race to choose who he loved and who he rewarded. I am a Black woman and always felt Mr. Lewis was a man of all races.

Anonymous said...

Counting their chickens before they even hatched smh

long time lurker said...

If background checks mattered no rapper would ever get any corporate endorsement deals....


the video re-surfaces his past it shows a pattern of ignorance
that continues to this day that Apple orginally felt was just dumb stuff some Dre did as an inner city kid 25 years ago.

this deal is as much about image (brand) as it money....

that video is not the image Apple wishes to display

In addtion Apple doesnt discuss takeover or buy out deals while they are being negotiated it lets the competition know what they are up to...and could start a bidding war ...amoungst a whole list of other things that can sabatoge a deal in the works

- lurker

Anonymous said...

@6:38pm Lets seeeeeeee, Easy E, 7 kids, dead from AIDS in the 90s, tried to keep Dr. Dre & Ice Xube signed to the contract from Hell.

Dr Dre. Extremely successful music producer since the 90s, worth about $300 million. According to my calculations, the stupid person is the one in the ground because he couldn t control his sexual urges, & slept with the wrong person.

Negotiations take a bad turn all the time. If Dre would just sit back, he might just get a better deal. His cut would ve been $800 million, bcuz only owns like 25% of the company. He should ve owned at the very minimum, 51%, but hey $800 mil is not bad.

As far as Reginald Lewis marrying aFilipino & leaving her his money. As a black American woman, I feel that many of us dont want to work as hard as foreigners. I own a business & have seen it muself. I tried to give several

African American associates $30,000

Anonymous said...

11:44am continued & $50,000 projects to complete for me, & while they have the ability to get it done, they wont do it! One even held up a project after being paid beforehand because I knew him. So while we don t like to see black men marry & leave all of their money to some1 of another race, I have to tell you, Filipino, Korean, Indian & Chinese ppl work a lot harder than us sometimes. I don t say this as a sellout to my black ppl, but as a vusiness owner, I ve seen it with my own eyes, & it makes ne sad.

I m the type of person who will work three days on a project, & only stop to take a shower. Most of MY PPL are NOT THAT DEDICATED, sad, but TRUE!

I Talk Reckless on the Internet said...

Nooooooo...they did not publicly announce something before ink met paper. Can't be that stupid. Nope, I refuse to believe this.

Anonymous said...

If Floyd Mayweather would stop flashing money everywhere& get the right ppl behind him, he can become the first billionaire black boxer.

After that last fight, its time for Floyd to retire, even with that guy being a dirty fighter, he still gave Dloyd a run for his money.

Its not hard to make a billion dollars with the right ppl in your circle. I network with nothing but wealthy ppl, & they get up EARLY in the morning to come up with new ideas & innovations. I m building an app right now that will make me superwealthy, & guess what, there are no ther ppl of color in the class.

There is money to BE MADE, vut ppl need to get their gossipping, drama loving behinds off od Facebook & Twitter, & start building a BRAND! No one should be BROKE out here. Get your butts into a private space, & start brainstorming TODAY!

I m donating 30% of my wealth to actual ppl who want to be something in life, & I m buying a private island, so I can enjoy an ocean breeze

Anonymous said...

@12:03pm Yes, Tyrese did. Apple cant talk abour anything. The inside of that IPHONE has some of the cheapest parts, yet they charge all that money for that phone.

Anonymous said...

Hmph! Exactly why I wasn't all YIPYIPHOORAY!

Anonymous said...

Tyrese is a jealous person, and can't be trusted.

Dr Dre is a self hating idiot.

Anonymous said...

@1206, you ain't never lied. I am on my third iPhone 5c. They all had/have bad memory, and crash(ed) all the time. I hate to say it but my next mobile will be a Samsung.

@ lurker, keep speaking the truth. A celebratory video is not what's holding up this deal. I wouldn't be surprised if that Billboard article is bs. This is either an attempt to create a bidding war, or sabotage from a jealous peer(s).

Anonymous said...

@4:34pm I fix iphones, & most of the parts inside are worth less than $10, I kid you not. My customers ask me why I dont have an iphone, I just laugh & think to myself: There are enough suckers in this world, I refuse to be one of them.

I hate to insult anyone with an iphone, but if you have one, Apple got you good. The only thing great about that iphone is the camera, & even that part is only $8.

Samsung is ok, but they have their problems too.. None of these companies give a DAMN about the customer, its all a moneygrab based on ego & trickery. Thats why they re releasing new phones every six months. Fu$$ Apple, Samsung, Motorola, Dell, Microsoft, Hostess..for taking the Twinkie away for a bit, Pepsi & Coke, they know that soda acid kills ppl vy messing up the Ph in their bodies, all that damn acid.

Anyhoo, Apple is full of crap, & will probably inflate the price of those Dre headphones to $500. Bose is better anyway.

Anonymous said...

WRONG THIS DEAL IS DONE!!!! Rhymes with shi* is wrong again LOL

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