So remember this random-ass video of Kanye big-upping Megaupload, which soon led to this weird ass song praising the site itself? Ever wonder why this whole thing happened? Well, it's because of Swizz Beatz. Literally...

Swizz Beatz has Sean “Diddy” Combs, Kanye West and Will.i.am in hot water with their label by getting them to promote his site, MegaUpload. The CEO of the Internet company, Beatz — also a recording artist, producer and DJ — persuaded the stars to appear in a “Mega Song” video promoting his service, intended to send large media files. The catch is the music industry has been fighting against file sharing, accusing the services MegaUpload offers of supporting piracy.

...But after the starry promo appeared on YouTube last month, Diddy, Kanye and Will.i.am’s label, Universal Music Group, issued a “take-down notice” to YouTube, saying the artists’ performances were unauthorized. Their individual reps followed up, sources say. Mega-Upload fired back with a lawsuit against Universal to stop it from blocking distribution of the video. A Mega rep told us: “We have never received any word that any artist has [individually] filed a take-down . . . [we have] legally binding agreements with the performers that appear in the video . . . They promised that they had the rights to enter into that agreement and it’s not interfering with any third-party rights.” - NY Post


I'm fucking saying!

I must thank Swizz, however. If it weren't for him I'd never be able to get a shitload of porn on my computer.

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  • Bill

    Niggas gettin money. Swizz Beats is smarter then he looks.

  • http://omgmattchambers.tumblr.com criesaftersex

    knocking up Ms. Keys >>> becoming CEO of Megaupload

  • Kimball

    How is Swizz Beats CEO of Megaupload when it's been widely known that Kim Schmitz started Megaupload and has been running it forever out of Japan??

  • Everyone

    If the rap illumanti is real, is there any doubt Swizz runs it? Like, dude has been garbage for a solid decade, yet he stays on big albums. His sound is so dated..how does he keep getting work?

  • yaboysibz

    megaupload and rapidshare shit on the rest of the file hosting sites when it comes to speed

  • Smooth Moves

    Become CEO of one of the largest filesharing website, cut a deal with several artists to promote it and recoup the money that you lose from bootlegging...Wise Move...Ripping music isn't going anywhere, and niggas will pay $20 to download ANYTHING at premium speed...hats off to ya swizy...

  • killa

    never expected swizz to be the ceo... he richer and much more well off than I thought... and I thought he was WELL OFF... damn

  • First I Park My Car, Then I Fuck Your Bitch

    @yaboysibz: Hell naw. Megaupload is fast, but can't beat mediafire in speed.... at least on the days that it's working correctly

  • fring

    nah, you mistaken, mediafire IS slower, no doubt.. mu and rs >>>

  • ianism

    honestly, this is sheer hilarity.

  • @FCTHETRUTH

    that animated gif had me dying laughing... shake a fool man

  • CARLTON BANK$$$

    It says this at the site under their about us.

  • Micah

    yeah he didnt found it, he is just now the CEO which mean he either brought in to the company or they chose him, suprised the hell outta me tho, and yeah hulkshare over both of these, but back in the day megaupload was my shit 05-06, 07 era mediafire nice to. whatever happened to rapidshare

  • theBroKing

    tapid share is still around, more for movies and shit. i wanna know what ever happened to z share lol no one posts those links anymore

    swizz is gettin money both ways when he puts out an album now haha, via piracy and legally purchased

  • micah

    yahh zshare yeah they were convient and easy

  • lance geneva

    z share is booty.. megaupload is for porn and media fire is for singles...

  • Jeremy

    And just like that....POOF GONE... RIP megaupload

  • d easy

    RIP

  • N0T0RI0USRAMB0

    Shortly after it was discovered hitmaker Swizz Beatz is the brains behind popular file-sharing website Megaupload, the FBI have shut down the site and issued criminal charges.

  • yep

    cold game

  • Kill YOU ALL SOPAz

    cursed ass nigga what fuck didchu do with MU. fuck yall

  • N0T0RI0USRAMB0

    HOLY FUCK………….filesonic is done “All sharing functionality on FileSonic is now disabled. Our service can only be used to upload and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally. If this file belongs to you, please login to download it directly from your file manager.” :(

  • N0T0RI0USRAMB0

    R.I.P. Megaupload, FileSonic & Uploaded.to.........THE MAYANS WAS RIGHT AFTERALL ITS THE END :(

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