Swizz Beatz Vaguely Addresses Megaupload Scandal

Earlier this year, file sharing website Megaupload was shut down by the federal government for copyright infringement. The rumored CEO of the former company, rapper/producer Swizz Beatz, was not included in the indictment and avoided the eventual arrest of Megaupload executives. During a recent interview with Al Lindstrom, Swizz (real name Kasseem Dean) backed his claim to never condone illegal downloading and defended Megaupload by stating that it was unfairly targeted.

“…It’s MegaUpload, not MegaDownload. There’s other companies doing ten times worse than that, and they ain’t getting touched. My thing is, time will tell everything. People will see what’s what, who’s who, all of the shit here. I’m not going to sit here and answer all of those questions because I can’t. My track record speaks for itself. I ain’t never been on track record as a Grammy person or doing something ignorant. I’m in the business of inspiring, and I can’t be in the business of inspiring if I’m so-called robbing my friends. My friends know that.”


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