Coming to counter all those reports about how Jay Z (and his wife Beyonce) spent a fortune on luxury toys and accessories for their newborn daughter Blue Ivy, is a piece about how he celebrated the release of his most recent album.
According to the latest print edition of Star Magazine (story via CB), the rapper and media mogul totally made it rain after his new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” was declared a certified hit.
He offered all his employees, including personal assistants, a $50,000 (€37,636) bonus, an inside source tells the publication.
“Earlier this year he handed out $50,000 [€37,636] bonuses to everyone in his company, which includes assistants and very low-level people. He even promised another bonus for Christmas,” says the spy.
As the same insider puts it, working with or for Jay Z means you pretty much have to get used to this kind of extraordinarily pleasant surprises.
“He’s extremely generous – most celebrities are supercheap when it comes to running their businesses,” the spy dishes.
“He knows if his employees are happy, it will benefit him in the long run. His only demand was for everyone to have fun with the money,” adds the insider.
Of course, us common folks will never be able to find out if this really happened because all of Jay’s employees are also bound by an NDA, which means they’re not allowed to talk to the press about such matters.
The report did, however, change many people’s impression of the rapper, judging by their comments in the blogosphere but, then again, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.
For a very long time, it seemed as if the glossies would only focus on Jay’s eccentricities and how much money they cost. Hearing he also likes to give back apparently makes the world of a difference.