Swizz Beatz Named in Lawsuit for Selling Leased Cars
Swizz Beatz is heading to court for his alleged role in a scam. The producer is one of the defendants in a $42 million civil racketeering lawsuit that was filed on Wednesday (Sept. 21) in the Brooklyn federal court. The suit claims that Swizz Beatz leased cars under his name then illegally resold them with the help of a friend and car dealer named Macky Dancy.
Metro Gem Leasing and Funding Corporation, the company who filed the lawsuit, says they leased out cars to Swizz Beats "for use for him and his wife Alicia Keys." That's how Macky Dancy of the Dancy Auto Group pitched it to Metro Gem at least.
Instead, Metro Gem alleges that Swizz Beatz conspired with Macky Dancy to sell high-end vehicles - including a Bentley Continental and a Ferrari F12 - to third parties at a marked up price. The "Ruff Ryders Anthem" producer leased 10 cars between 2013 and 2016 at rates as high as $7,000 a month.
A representative for Swizz Beatz told the New York Post that Swizz and his associates "are innocent pawns in a years-long, multi-million dollar dispute." Macky Dancy could not be reached for comment. A woman at the Dancy Auto Group said the dealership has been renamed since Dancy is no longer affiliated with the company.
Swizz himself also responded on Instagram, saying only the haters believe such an absurd story. Peep his reaction below.
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