MegaUpload CEO Swizz Beatz Faces Charges From Universal Music Group

Kasseem Dean, better known by his platinum hip hop production alias Swizz Beatz has revealed himself to be the CEO of the frequently used file sharing site MegaUpload.com.

This news came to the forefront after last month’s appearance of a questionably strange music video promoting the site that featured awkward testimonials by Diddy, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Will.i.am, Chris Brown, Game and more. Universal Music Group, the label of Diddy, Will.i.am and Kanye West issued a take down notice for the video as their appearances were deemed as unauthorized performances.

MegaUpload then issued a lawsuit against Universal to stop it from blocking the distribution of the video, stating that they have legal agreements with each individual artist involved.

In a time where the SOPA and PIPA issues are prominent, the existence of a major label artist CEO running a file sharing website really puts things in perspective.

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