Swizz Beatz’s Megaupload Scandal

Grand revealing, grand closing. A day after Swizz Beatz was exposed as the head of the file sharing website Megaupload, the site has reportedly been shut down with employees indicted. No word if Swizz was charged. More details to come.

UPDATE: Swizz not named in indictment.

UPDATE 2: Megaupload lawyer says Swizz was in negotiations but never made CEO.

UPDATE 3: Not so fast, FEDS looking to pursue Swizz.

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  • baous

    Swizzy owned it?

  • Gretta

    Fuck Swizz Beatz. He should stick to ruining music not file sharing companies. There goes my free 1+mb/sec movie downloads.

  • DAMN

    DAMN Swizzy… you still gone let me fuck Alicia Keys doe right? :)

  • Donn

    DAMN.

    I been getting madd movies from there. Fuck :/

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  • gotti

    lol.

  • BK

    Ah hell no!

  • Word

    Yall niggas never heard of torrents huh? Smh. This shit doesnt affect me in the slightest. *downloads a million more free movies and albums*

  • gotti

    swizz is the police…officer ricky would be proud…undercover brothers

  • B.Dot

    @BK
    ^
    DEAD

  • gotti

    but fuck the government…war on drugs….war on illegal downloads…. war on your freedom

  • In Your Fucking Face

    This Is Like A Fucking Domino And All Will Fall If We Don’t Do Shit. Big Business Cannot Win Again

  • FREE MUSIC, FREE MOVIES

    i bet all them fl studio producers heard of it @ word

  • FREE MUSIC, FREE MOVIES

    say it aint so swizzy… damn…. smh….but is obvious….. ROFL@ kanye west promoting megaupload and all them other music ppl n entertainers that claim they’re losing tons of money but yet they promote one the platforms in their $20 million dollar mansions….. GREED is never a good thing.

  • the void

    swizz is going to think this is going to give him street cred.

  • http://jdareal.com sway-z

    I just want to know the difference between Megaupload and all the other sites that do the exact same shit?

  • http://Rapradar.com KillahCali951

    Shutting this down because yu can find illegal music n movies in there is like shutting Down L.A Cuz yu can find alot of illegal guns n drugs in There the only difference is illegal movies n music dnt kill people

  • Terry

    Sting Operation: SWIZZY

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Swizz better get William L. Roberts from the “delicious baked goods task force” on line 1. Swizz was making $$$ on the low.

  • Da

    hahahahaha

  • Uh-oh

    I smell a set up.

  • Terry

    that nigga either workin with the feds or was just gettinn it in on both sides of the law ha

  • Your mother’s “friend”

    Swizz my nigga he knows whats up fuck universal & the rest of those corporate leeches, the way i see it if an artist is dumb enough to sign with a major label this day in age then they deserve to have their shit pirated .

    Cosign @Word torrents >>>>> but you gotta admit Megaupload had by far the GOAT video player
    damn RIP

  • wickwickwack

    Swizz Beatz killed Megaupload/video

    lets see if his name will appear anywhere …its a sad day for internet
    just like when napster,audiogalaxy disapeared

    /tears

    lol

  • http://Rapradar.com KillahCali951

    If the Feds put endless resources and an effort into stopping crime like they do to stopping Internet piracy we would be the safest country in the world

  • Terry

    On December 9, 2011, Megaupload published a music video titled: “The Mega Song”, showing artists including Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys and will.i.am endorsing the company.

  • Terry

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  • Fat Matt

    nah they just hatin cuz megaupload was gettin money

  • Fat Matt

    ANON fires back at the feds by taking down there website

    @AnonyOps

    http://www.justice.gov/

  • Fat Matt

    their**

  • Fat Matt

    http://www.universalmusic.com/

    has been taking down also…..

    FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE EVIL EMPIRE

  • Waytogo17

    I read the indictment, Swizz Beats aka Kaseem Dean is not named.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/78786408/Mega-Indictment

  • Fat Matt

    Megaupload was taken down w/out SOPA being law. Now imagine what will happen if it passes. The Internet as we know it will end. FIGHT BACK.

  • Fat Matt

    kinda weird… all the sites i visit mentions swizz yesterday…. and then today the shit gets shot down……. how long was his name in the about us section…….. i never read that shit hmmmmmmmm

  • Oj da Cornball

    I don’t believe own that site. it’s likely he was brought on as CEO. he’s not owner.
    the story will come out clearer.

  • CL

    swizz beatz was obviously used to shut down the company….. his backbone = universal and the riaa

  • Oj da Cornball

    Ok, i get what’s going on.
    Swizz was bought asa CEO so that company could get celebrity endorsement through Swizz.

    SMH Rap Radar acting like Swizz owned it. lol

  • CL

    lol the riaa website is also down

  • onanigga

    Sad day for the internet. There are dead links all over the fucking place!

  • CL

    so the ceo wasn’t charged eh…

  • CL

    The federal authorities on Thursday announced that they had charged seven people connected to the Web site Megaupload, including its founder, with running an international criminal enterprise centered on copyright infringement on the Internet.

  • CEO

    Shit, good thing 4shared and sendspace is still up. I don’t wanna buy people trash singles/albums.

  • In Your Fucking Face

    Sounds Like UMG Pulled Some Strings And Gave Swizz A Warning. No More Fuckery Your Our Bitch… lol

  • Hip-Hop Fiend

    Swizz not mad he gets to go and fuck Alicia Keys every night.

  • NotoriousRambo.

    FUCK AND I HAD A PREMIUM ACCOUNT TOO SMFH :(

  • THE P

    THE PLAN IS TO CONTROL THE INTERNET AS THEY DO TV

  • Dope Boy Fresh

    LMAO BK a fool

    but seriously…..not many artists are really bitchin about downloads.
    it’s the government who’s willing to shut the whole internet down JUST to stop downloading. smfh
    watch how album sales drop! because nobody knows what the fuck is going on in Music.
    only if they’re watching that mtv and bet bullshit.

  • Oj da Cornball

    Swizz is cleared cause they found out he’s not a “real CEO”, but a celebrity in position for marketing purpose. don’t be fooled.

  • Word

    Yeah their video player shitted on a lot of other video players.

  • The Riddler

    I have/had a premium account with megaupload, fuuck!! luckily we still have rapidshare, mediafire fileserve, filesomic, 4shared, 2shared, and tons more. P.s torrents can be tracked so easily theres even youtube tutorials on how to do it.

  • Mauri

    Let’s be real. It’s Politics as Usual. Most politicians are CEOs or owners of companies. They’re the ones losing money on illegal downloads. They’re the ones proposing SOPA/PIPA. There’s only 3 major labels and most film distributors are losing money. MGM claimed bankruptcy. Politicians’ pockets aren’t hurting, just not what they used to be. We’re going to pay for it and our Internet is going to end up like China. Fuck corporate America. Chuuuch.

  • Thetruth

    Why arrest people you have to release? They do nothing different than YouTube, iCloud, Dropbox. You upload shit other people download your shit, if a copyright complaint is sent in that’s valid said item is taken down. Purpose of this arrest without SOPA is pointless.

  • yaboy

    swizz was not “behind” megaupload. SMH

  • jake

    taking away downloads only takes away from artist exposure. this is a bad economy where we aren’t automatically going to go buy all the music we would download. like anybody theres a few artists ill pay money to hear but a lot aren’t the same priority and i can’t afford hundreds of cds all the time. i do see their shows sometimes after listening to a free cd. so in a way thats paying for their music cuz i would have never known to see the show otherwise. artists with enough talent to get real recognition get plenty of money and should be happy people even want to hear their music, free or not.

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  • carlos

    Swizz is not not and never been the CEO of MegaUpload, CEO is Kim Dotcom. The were talks of him becoming CEO but it never happened, that’s why he is cleared from the whole thing

  • Time2Move

    swizz didnt own the site. he was just brought in as ceo recently to spearhead megabox from megaupload. artists can sell their stuff on megabox and keep 90%. they were going after labels and itunes and trying to get established artists aboard thru swizz.

  • the great zeee

    now that megaupload is down i guess we can all just start using wetransfer.com

  • JustMyOpinion

    @ Oj da cornball – couldn’t have said it better. This was a case of a lie catching up with you, real quick. Can’t wait for the video (interview) of him saying , something to the effect of, we in “talks” for me to a “part” of the company. YEAH, part of marketing, that’s it.

  • The Truth

    Swizz Beats is the CEO people. Dont you see he is in damage control now and to avoid charges or jail he is doing all he can with Megauploads people to clear his name. HGow does his publicist say he was the CEO, its on the site too, but then MegaUpload says he was never the CEO? Smells fishy to me. That cell phone bill must be going through the roof with the international calls to Japan. Hope his family plan has unlimited international minutes too… Cmon Swizz… We see right through you like Swiss Cheese… You messed up. Cool. I would run too if I was you and clear my name, but anyone with a brain sees right through the smoke and mirrors you are throwing up!

  • petey wheatstraw (@http://da-sauce.proboards.com)

    its already back on..stop crying bitches

  • flo

    what kind of post is this RapRadar? Smells a lot like bullshit, how was this ever a scandal?

  • Musikal

    I liked megaupload.

  • the void

    so swizz wasnt the CEO. swizz wasnt named in the indictment. whats the point of this post? you can take it down now.

  • First sopa now swizz

    This nigga swizz was listed on the megaupload website as ceo the day before the feds started arresting folks. I know because I went to the “about us” tab on the mega upload site after I read the artical about swizz being ceo on this site. How this nigga earn a get out of jail free card?

  • ercan

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    boyacı

  • N0T0RI0USRAMB0

    HOLY FUCK………….filesonic is done “All sharing functionality on FileSonic is now disabled. Our service can only be used to upload and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally. If this file belongs to you, please login to download it directly from your file manager.” :(

  • N0T0RI0USRAMB0

    R.I.P. Megaupload, FileSonic & Uploaded.to………THE MAYANS WAS RIGHT AFTERALL ITS THE END :(

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  • mac DIESEL

    JAILTIMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

    ………HA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Stevie J’s facial expressions

    JAILTIMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

    hahahahahahaha now that was funny.

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    GET TI’S LAWYERS ON THE PHONE NOW!!!!

    DONT YOU HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

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  • YMCMB_#1STUNNA

    More like Lil Wayne’s lawyers

  • CROMER BEATS

    Damn they goin after Swizz now…Wow. Hope nothing comes out of it. Fucked up.

    NEW CROMER BEAT “HIGH”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcWnyyg0bgU
    – Support the movement, bless up.

  • CROMER BEATS

    In the old day this exact tactic was used to keep control of ppl…Burn one at the stake in the open…and all the others will obey. THe concept of power…SMH.

  • Capeman

    “Put your hands in the air, if you don’t really care (about Swizz)”

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