LINK: Did Jay-Z Get Passed Over for the American Gangster Movie

Atlanta-based blogger Sandra Rose is reporting that the real reason Jay-Z is so passionate about the new Denzel Washington movie is that he was actually passed over for the lead role, and his request to record the official soundtrack was denied:

A confidential source has revealed the real reason behind Jay Z’s “concept” album “American Gangster”. The source who is close to Jay Z’s camp, said Jay Z was “hurt” and “disappointed” that he didn’t get the plum role of the Harlem numbers runner-turned-heroin dealer. The insider also said Jay Z felt slighted when the film’s producers nixed his offer to record the soundtrack for the movie.

“He was assed out,” said the insider. “They f*cked with his ego big time. Jay is not a man who can take no for an answer.” The source also said Jay Z called in favors and tried to pull rank by going to Denzel Washington, who was eventually given the role. “The truth has never been told: Jay Z wanted the role years ago when Universal Studios first purchased the rights to “The Return of Superfly,” said the insider, referring to the New York magazine article by Mark Jacobson.

She contiunues:


In September, Jay Z announced his new “concept” album “American Gangster” which he claimed was “inspired by” the movie. “Bullshit,” said the source, – “At this point he doesn’t want that movie to do well. Why you think all those clear studio copies of the movie are flooding the streets? This the first time a movie ever got bootlegged way before the movie was in the theaters. Only somebody with a studio copy could have done that.”

CLICK HERE to read Sandra’s full, in-depth account.

  • fuck yea nigga

    damn man i’m down 2 see this shit
    happen

    • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

      YOUR DOWN TO BLOW YOUR MOTHERS PLASTIC DILDO TOO… HA HA HA

  • DopeMg

    I Think its good that he dident get the role because i wouldent go see it if it was staring jay z so this role was better off with denzel and i already saw the movie it is great i recomend everyone goes to see it one of the best movies of the century

  • bibbs

    MAKES SENSE.. MOVIE WOULD OF BEEN HOTTER WIT HOV ON IT.

  • MyBigBalls

    Fuck em all Jigga Man!

  • j

    This dude got haters from every angle. My god I never seen a dude get hated on so hard. What is it that has done to people. Oh I know get money and be talented enought to be the system. FUCKERS>

  • fla all day

    i wouldnt of watched the movie if jay had the leading role. but thanx for the clear bootleg

  • http://www.xxlmag.com MGG

    um yeah, Im not buying this one. Jay, outside of Streets Is Watching doesnt even have any acting experience…all of a sudden he’s gonna be in a film with Russell Crowe? Cmon now. Someone is preaching fiction.

  • DURTY

    PERHAPS JAY SHOULD MAKE AH FLICK ABOUT HIMSELF LIKE 50 MADE “GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN”
    I BET PPL WOULD SEE IT
    PUT THE MONEY UP 2 AH PRODUCTION CO. AND RUN WITH IT, CUT ALL THE OTHER SHIT SHORT

  • GeorgiaBoi

    ya’ll niggaz can’t be serious. denzel is an academy awrd winning actor. jay-z don’t know nothing bout no acting. he would have fucked the movie up

  • DopeMG

    I dident bootleg it its all ready out in a couple theaters in IL and Jay-Z is a Great Rappers but I dont Think He would be able to make the transition to Acting And You Guys need to stop acting like somebody hateing on him and get off his dick Because His is a Rapper And He Is Known As a Rapper same with 50 but 50 is takeing smaller role with others in moveies And this is a Big Ass Role if it did go to Jay He wouldent of been able to take it if he did get it the movie would of been as bad as britneys VMA performance and i give props when their due and i give them to jay on the rapping side but he has yet to land a movie role

  • Aftashok

    That Sandra Rose chick is SO damn irresponsible with her blogging, she doesn’t even TRY to make sure things r true before she reports em….American Gangster is NOT and WILL NOT BE the first movie ever released in the streets before it comes out in theaters….i can name a few off the top of my head (Live Free Or Die Hard, The Bourne Ultimatum, plenty others)….when movies come out around this time of year, they’re appealing to that Oscar board, tryna get them nominations and awards….so PLENTY of studio copies float ALL around the world to various Oscar voters and ppl in power…..there’s NO telling exactly what person leaked that copy, or even had their copy stolen and then leaked….

    ….a consultant on the soundtrack was who actually even GAVE Jay the studio copy…..so if they were just SHUNNING him like she says, then why all the courtesy extended to Jay in gettin the studio copy, etc…..

  • JustKC

    Man that bitch always got somethin to say negative about somebody. That whole shyt with Tip two weeks ago… Now this? She needs to get off the fuckin computer and get a real job. Loser ass!

  • tommy

    jay z was in state property 1

    he was funny…”dude do you think a need a new hair cut”…

    with dame screaming about beans shooting at him

  • Casper

    Honestly… after listening to Jay’s A.G…. I ain’t feeling it

    I would’ve passed on it too if I were the movie’s producers’

  • REESE

    SOUNDS FUNNY.

    WE ALREADY KNEW HE WANTED TO MAKE THE OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK.

    BUT STAR????……..THATS NEW.

    BUT THE PART THAT SAYS JAY-Z WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BOOTLEGS IS KIDA FUNNY TO ME.

    MY MANAGER AT MY JOB HAS IT AND HE SAYS THAT IT’S CRYSTAL CLEAR QUALITY…….ALMOST LIKE A REAL DVD!!!

    BUT WHY WOULD JAY-Z JEPORDISE HIS CAREER BY PURPOSELY LEAKING OUT THE “AMERICAN GANGSTER” MOVIE.

    I THINK ONE THING WE’VE LEARNED ABOUT JAY IS THAT HE’S NOT DUMB.

    I STRONGLY DOUBT JAY WOULD TAKE SOMETHING SO FAR. THATS NOT REALLY HIS STYLE FROM WHAT WE KNOW OF HIM.

    THOUGH IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE IN THE STUDIO OTHER THAN JAY-Z WAS SLICK…..

    REMEMBER!!!….”NO-HOOK” AND “IGNORANT SH!T” WERE LEAKED OUT AS WELL.

    SO JAY-Z CAN’T BE RULED OUT AS A VICTIM HIMSELF.

    POSSIBLY TO THE SAME PERSON WHO LEAKED OUT THE “AMERICAN GANGSTER” MOVIE THAT WAS PLAYING ON HEAVY ROTATION IN THE STUDIO AS JAY CONSTRUCTED “AMERICAN GANGSTER” THE “CONCEPT” ALBUM.

  • Capostatus

    Now who does this ugly Gay-z nigga think he is. I hate watching wack actors in movies so why would i wanna waste my hard earned money watching that stupid nigga in a movie. He is good at this rap shit but when it comes to movies who the fuck is he tryna fool. We talking bout acting opposite Russel Crowe here. C’mon this Gay-z person has no experience in movies,so which sensible director would even consider wasting their time on him. And who wants to have a rap soundtrack, that shit does not fit the movie. He is not that big or good and i’m so glad he was denied, i hope he cried. These rappers need to be put in their place because they think their bigger than they really are. That’s why they all getting locked up and i love it. You might have a bit of music money but they all still niggers. The white man is the shit at the end of the day, love it or hate it. And i’m black. N.Y

    • REESE

      ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
      Capostatus says:
      -He is not that big or good and i’m so glad he was denied, i hope he cried.

      -These rappers need to be put in their place because they think their bigger than they really are. That’s why they all getting locked up and i love it.

      -You might have a bit of music money but they all still niggers.

      -The white man is the shit at the end of the day, love it or hate it.

      -And i’m black. N.Y
      —————————————
      LMAO…….OH MY GOSH!!!

      “CAPOSTATUS’” SECRET IDENTITY=FAT BLACK DUDE FROM THE BOONDOCKS.

      TALKIN’ GREEZY ABOUT YOUR OWN……PROBABLY GOES HOME TO A TALL ISREALI.

      YOU HOPE HE CRIED? LOL, WHAT?? YOU WAN’T JAY TO FEEL YOUR PAIN?….LOL, “SENSITIVE THUG’S YOU ALL NEED HUG’S!!!” LOL

      AND WHO CARES IF YOU WOULDN’T BUY A MOVIE TICKET??????

      “AMERICAN GANGSTER” TOUR TICKETS SOLD OUT IN 6O SECONDS WEITHER YOU BOUGHT ONE OR NOT.

      AND STOP FOLLOWING JIMMY AROUND BEING BITTER AT JAY-Z. (CALLING YOURSELF CAPO-STATUS??)

      FOR GOODNESS SAKE, HAVE SOME SENSE OF IDENTITY!!

      LOL….YOU DIPSET STANS ARE ALL BANNANAS!!

      YOU LIKE THE 9TH GUY OFF THE BENCH (JIM JONES) BETTER THAN THE SUPER-STAR PUTTIN’ UP 5O A GAME (JAY-Z)??????

      LOL…..FOR WHAT?!?!?!?!

      JUSTIFY IT!!!

      CHECK THE BACK OF THE TRADING CARDS…..LOOK AT THE STATS!!!!

      FUCK THE SIDEWAYS TALK!!!

      WHEN THE GAMES OVER, ESPN DOSEN’T MAKE HIGHLIGHT’S ABOUT SHIT YOU SAID!!!

      THEY MAKE HIGHLIGHT’S OF YOUR MOVES AND HOW MANY POINT’S YOU PUT UP ON THE BOARD!!!

      JIMMY’S JUST THE SORRY DUDE ON THE TEAM TRYIN’ TO GO TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF THE BACK OF THE FRANCHISE PLAYER!!

      I’M LIEIN’??????

      SIGNS TO COLUMBIA AND WONDERS HOW JAY FEELS ABOUT IT?????

      “HARLEM’S AMERICAN GANGSTER” ON THE SAME DAY AS JAY’S “AMERICAN GANGSTER”?????

      JIM SAY’S HE CAN’T EAT BECAUSE OF JAY-Z???
      http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/12892

      LOL….COME ON!!! WHO CARE’S IF YOU CAN’T EAT!!! STEP YOUR GAME UP!!!

      SURVIVAL OF THE FIT, ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE!!

      LOL…BUT IT’S OK…YOU STILL LOVE EM’ THOUGH. LMAO!

  • BIG ROB

    Who is this Sandra Rose and this confidential source. There is no way Jay Z could have gotten the lead role in a Big Budget Hollywood film. You have to be on the Screen Actors Guild to do Studio films and it takes a long time for you to get a SAG card even if you are Hova. And if Jay wanted the movie to fail he wouldn’t be talking about it and praising it on every interview. And Big Hollywood movies always leak weeks before their theatrical release specially in the hood the bootleggers always have the drop of Studio prints. This post if full of shit and that Sandra Rose bitch is just trying to get her name out there by posting some bogus interview, Worst Post Ever.

  • Clarke

    Now I hate to be the hater in this blog but Sandra Rose’s info is all wrong. I actually work in the film business and I have parties very close to this project like my agent and lawyers. This movie has been in development for over 3 years it was to originally by directed by Antwan Fuqua (Training Day & Shooter) but after going over budget Imagine decided to go with Ridley Scott. The soundtrack that they had in mind was the one that is the official that highlights the movie from that time and that era that what makes a film like that be considered for Oscars all around this is not “Belly” or “Get Rich or Die Tryin” this is Oscar award wining Denzel Washington and Ridley Scott Russell Crow. I have no idea where Sandra gets her info from!!!!

  • Samurai

    this is just ridiculous.
    well, it might be possible that jay wanted the role and he was disappiointed by the deny of his soundtrack, but why he made the “inspired” album of the movie if he wants to distract the movie.
    I’m so sure jay’s A.G album gonna help promoting the movie. In fact, the actual fact that a big star like jay made an album related to a particular movie, just makes me watch the movie more.

    it seems that this woman is just trying to patch sum bullshit.

  • B.I.

    Then B.I. said, “Hov’ remind yourself
    nobody built like you, you’ve designed yourself”
    I agree I said, my one of a kind self
    Get stoned every day like Jesus did
    What he said, I said, has been said before
    “Just keep doing your thing,” he said, say no more

  • yow

    This makes no sense, why would he make an album that’s basically promoting the movie if he didn’t want it to do well?

  • Crime Pays

    The source is wack!. Plus the bootleggin of the movie is speculation. Do you know how many hands that movie has been through till it gets put out. Plus I got the American Gangster mixtape and Jay is talking positive bout the movie. Oh yeah the movie is crystal clear. Still supportin Denzel though.

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    Jay hated on American Gangster?????? That’s that BS. I’m still going to the movies to see it.

  • TO

    LET ME GUESS HER INSIDER IS………………………DAME DASH

    GET OUTTA HERE WITH THAT BULLCRAP

  • eny

    big rob is in total denial, u sound like a jay-z stan extreme. read what u wrote are u serious…u cant be. u mean to tell me that all these singers and actors have been in the acting guild for YEARS befrore they star in a movie u seriously need a reality check. money talks obviously his wasn’t good enough to pass denzel for the movie, look at T.i., ice cube, ice t, etc even corny beyonce(and her acting sucks) u dont have to be a grade a actor from a music perspective to get in a movie im sure they get a couple of lessons as prep but its not costly for a singer with money they have people to do all that paperwork its not like he’s an unknown rapper that walked out the booth and said he wasnts to be an actor now.be real to urself.

    • BIG ROB

      I guess ENY doesnt know shit about the movie making business. Singers and rappers who apear in movies dont have lead roles out of the blue. Belly doenst count that was not a big budget hollywood movie. Plus Jay Z cant act have you ever seen State Property? You think a Big Studio is going to invest Millions on an unproven actor? Denzel is getting 22 million just for starting in it. and he was attached to the project for years even when Antowan Faqua was slated to direct, the dude from Training Day. I like Jay as a Rapper but as an actor he just cant do it. Now prove me wrong bitch!!!

  • http://kellsfetish.com Lo-Doe

    When I come to this site I don’t wanna see anybody as far as XXL hatin on Jay. I see all type of silly ass comments from one person to another. I keep it real professional in all my comments. I stick to the topic and don’t knock anybody’s else’s state of mind. I am pissed to see this as a post. If it’s the truth so what? It could be true but Fuck anybody that opposes Jay. I’m quite sure he have a more thorough gruop of cats around him to not let that type of information get out. Fuck Sandra Rose. BITCH

    • eny

      you fat bitch u obviously dont know shit u camel munching bastard u think movies that come out dont need backing by big corporations then u must be salivating on his dick too long cause u do who cares about state property, was ATL not baked by a big wigs, was friday not backed by them also start reading credits instead of dick riding, jay did not invent rap nor black made movies u need to always go through someone to make one movie mainstream no matter what and im not talking about youtube camcorder shit.u homo.like ur lover says get off my dick

    • eny

      you fat bitch u obviously dont know shit u camel munching bastard u think movies that come out dont need backing by big corporations then u must be salivating on his dick too long cause u do who cares about state property, was ATL not baked by a big wigs, was friday not backed by them also start reading credits instead of dick riding, jay did not invent rap nor black made movies u need to always go through someone to make one movie mainstream no matter what and im not talking about youtube camcorder shit.u homo.like ur lover says get off my dick

      • BIG ROB

        Damn ENY I guess I touched a nerve! And It’s obvious you missunderstood my coment. I work in the Movie Industry so I know first hand how the business rolls. You should read up on it. Oh and by the way ATL and Friday were not BIG BUDGET HOLLIWOOD FILMS. They were mostly independently funded and distributed by studios. American Gangster is funded by a big studio and distributed my a big studio. Oh and if you read movie credits you might read my name somewhere in there. Get your facts straight before you say shit, BEOTCH!!!! Oh yeah American Gangster was the shit saw it last week at the premier.

  • rally fingas

    wow jay z needs to quit crying like a little fuckin bitch.u dident get the role wow like u need it greedy fuckin fake bitch.the reason they did want u 2 do the sound track is maybee cuz u suck fat monkey cock now theres a thought. go eat ur gurls butt hole or wut ever gay shit u do holla at cha boiiiiiiii bay movment ya diggggg!!!!!!!!

  • MAC 50

    what a fucking bitch. dude is pissed that he didn’t get the role? who the fuck is he? he ain’t an actor. the only movie he’s ever been in is state property and it was a small and shitty role. and now he thinks he can star in a movie opposite russell crowe? this is a big time movie not some cheap ass straight to dvd flick. you’re talking about denzel, one of the greatest actors of all time, and jay-z is thinking that he’s better than denzel at ACTING and that he sould’ve gotten the role over him? get the fuck outta here. fuck jay-z. the nigga’s ego has gotten so big that he thinks he can do everything and is better that everyone at what they do. look at the movie 50′s doing with pacino and de niro. he says he’s happy to be working with 2 legends and that he’s learning from them. but not jay though. fuck him

  • MARK CARTEL

    dat nigga could barely act in state property… dat nigga aint in da same caliber as denzel!!! u must crazy…but they should hav gave him a nice lil part tho..just 4 da fuck of it.