Sometimes it’s good to just keep your mouth shut or you could ruing things for yourself or your friends.
Tyrese probably learned that the hard way.
According to VladTV, Tyrese cost Dr. Dre $200 million in his Apple Beats deal before it was officially announced.
“It was a sum that Iovine and Dre could barely fathom,” Mickle wrote. “As the lawyers worked through final details, Iovine summoned the leadership team of Beats to his home near Beverly Hills. He told everyone that they were on the cusp of finalizing a massive deal. The only thing that could spoil it would be for word of the deal to leak.”
Despite Iovine’s warning, the Interscope Records co-founder was alerted by Diddy the following morning that a video of Tyrese and Dr. Dre talking about the deal was circulating across the internet.
“At 2:00 a.m., Iovine got a call from Puff Daddy, who was screaming that Dre and Tyrese, a rapper, were talking about the deal in a Facebook video,” the book read. “Iovine pulled up the video and cringed as he saw Tyrese bragging about being drunk on Heineken in a recording studio.”
Iovine was reportedly sent into a panic, fearing the deal might be killed as a result of the premature announcement. Apple CEO Tim Cook summoned Dre and Iovine to Apple’s headquarters and said he wasn’t going to kill the deal although he was disappointed in the video. However, Cook used the video as leverage to shave $200 million off the deal.
The original deal was for $3.2 billion but was made for $3 billion so it wasn’t all that bad but losing $200 million in a deal has to really hurt.
You have to know that you can’t keep any secrets around Tyrese, so I am going to blame Dr. Dre for this one.
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