Jay Z Splits with Longtime Business Partner John Meneilly [Details]

Rucuss staffMay 30, 2014

Jay Z and his longtime business manager John Meneilly have reportedly parted ways.

Jigga and Meneilly have ended their business relationship after more than a decade together. The New York Daily News reports that Jay severed ties with Meneilly, who is credited for helping build Roc Nation, Rocawear clothing and other ventures.

According to a source, the split was not mutual: “It wasn’t his choice.” However, a second source said it was “amicable and mutual” and that the agreement was made “a couple months ago.”

Meneilly, a former Provident Financial executive, helped Jay build his Rocawear clothing brand, which sold for $200 million in 2007. He also brokered his multi-million Magna Carta…Holy Grail album deal with Samsung last year.

Meneilly also helped take Roc Nation from a record label to a talent management group that now reps artists and athletes including Rihanna, Kanye West, Shakira, CC Sabathia, Skylar Diggins, and Robinson Cano.


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