Swizz Beatz Denies Claims He Scammed Car Lease Company – VIDEO
Swizz Beatz has finally spoken up after news broke that a car company sued him for $42m over an alleged car lease scam.
According to NY Post, Metro Gem Leasing and Funding Corp. filed a $42m lawsuit against the music producer, claiming that they leased cars to Beatz and his wife Alicia Keys but he connived with a man named Macky Dancy and re-leased the cars to other people at rates up to $7,000 per month.
Alicia Keys’ hip-hop-producer husband, Swizz Beatz, has a side gig — as the front for a fraudster who used Beatz’s name to lease luxury cars, then double-booked the rides to other drivers, a suit claims.
Beatz, a k a Kasseem Dean, is one of the defendants in the $42 million civil racketeering suit filed in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday.
Metro Gem Leasing and Funding Corp. says in its suit that they were happy to lease cars, including a Bentley Continental and a Ferrari F12, to Beatz “for use for him and his wife Alicia Keys.”
That’s how Beatz’s pal Macky Dancy, of the Great Neck, LI, dealership Dancy Auto Group, allegedly explained it to Metro Gem.
Beatz leased 10 cars between 2013 and 2016 at rates of up to $7,000 a month, the suit says. The company claims in court papers that Beatz conspired with Dancy to release the vehicles to third parties at a a markup.
Beatz and Dancy also illegally resold the Ferrari, even though they didn’t own it, the suit says.
A Beatz rep said he and his affiliates “are innocent pawns in a years-long, multi-million dollar dispute.”
Dancy did not return a message. A woman at Dancy Auto Group said the dealership has been renamed and is no longer affiliated with Dancy.
The company added that they leased out 10 cars in the last four years to Beatz, and they include a Bentley Continental and a Ferrari F12.
However, Beatz denies this.
In an Instagram video, he called out fans for believing such cooked up stories against him, saying that many times, positive things happen in his life which never make the press, but folks are quick to hop on the negative news.
In his defence, Swizz Beatz’s lawyers said that he and the second man, Darcy, “are innocent pawns in a years-long, multi-million dollar dispute.”
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