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L.A. Reid FIRED From Def Jam?!

Looks like that multi-million dollar deal L.A. Reid cut with rapper Shyne pushed the Def Jam board over the edge.  We hear he just got his pink slip yesterday.  News on Mr. Reid getting AXED when you read on...

It's been talked about for over a year now.  After Kevin Liles was "let go" last year from Atlantic, rumor had it that Chairman and CEO of Island Def Jam Music Group L.A. Reid would be next.

Our source inside the Def Jam offices tells us that Mr. Reid, who was responsible for signing Mariah Carey, Pink, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Toni Braxton, TLC, Usher, Ciara, and OutKast, copped his walking papers yesterday afternoon.  We're told the Board of Execs gave him the boot.

Of course, the Def Jam folks are planning to keep the announcement very P.C.  They will likely put out a statement saying things were cordial and/or mutual.  But that's def not the case, according to our source.   Def Jam indeed did not renew his contract.  We're not privy to the details on the reasons behind the split.  But we do know lots of politricks were involved.

We also hear Sylvia Rhone, Executive VP at Def Jam's parent company Universal, is next on the chopping block if Kelly Rowland's next album doesn't do well.

So new blood will be riding in to Def Jam/Universal soon.  Who will it be....

 

 

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Well....as you all probably

Well....as you all probably know by now...Mr. Reid WAS NOT FIRED! This man has written some of the greatest songs in history and has signed some of the greatest artists of all your stupid little lifetimes! Your all a bunch of sorry f^ckin no life losers!!! The next time you listen to the radio or that cd in your car...if its black music? L.A.Reid is probably the one who got it there you idiots. Learn to support your own kind! Your like a barrel of f*ckin crabs!!! One gets to the top and another one can't wait to tear him back down! Your Pathetic!! Sylvia Rhone and LA Reid are the only 2 black executives left in the entire music business and it's there own nigglettes that are going after them. When there is no more black music on the radio I can't wait to see your dumb azz faces!!! You did this to YOURSELVES!!!!!
Def Jam Artist's picture

It is so sad...I went to

It is so sad...I went to Pittsburgh, PA this summer and I had to listen to my ipod the entire trip. There are no black radio stations. I could not believe it. There used to be WAMO but they took it off the air. You are so right...we will all look up and find no black radio. What happened to black pride and support?
Anonymous's picture

Well....as you all probably

Well....as you all probably know by now...Mr. Reid WAS NOT FIRED! This man has written some of the greatest songs in history and has signed some of the greatest artists of all your stupid little lifetimes! Your all a bunch of sorry f^ckin no life losers!!! The next time you listen to the radio or that cd in your car...if its black music? L.A.Reid is probably the one who got it there you idiots. Learn to support your own kind! Your like a barrel of f*ckin crabs!!! One gets to the top and another one can't wait to tear him back down! Your Pathetic!! Sylvia Rhone and LA Reid are the only 2 black executives left in the entire music business and it's there own nigglettes that are going after them. When there is no more black music on the radio I can't wait to see your dumb azz faces!!! You did this to YOURSELVES!!!!!
Def Jam Artist's picture

This sounds like Ashley. I

This sounds like Ashley. I know you will take up for L.A.
Anonymous's picture

TEDDY RILEY Is Appointed As

TEDDY RILEY Is Appointed As The New President Of Def Jam.
Over's picture

Yes, and its strategy of Beys

Yes, and its strategy of Beys people to make people THINK she is so rich so they think about paying for her perfume, clothes, etc.. but the reality she is not 'set for life' as her illiterate stans that need to enroll in a GED program want to believe. The artists are at the bottom of the hierarchy.
Anonymous's picture

Damn you really hurt by Bey

Damn you really hurt by Bey stats huh, maybe you need to go back to school. Being all hot and bothered by something like Bey being "set for life". Hell you NEED a life.
Anonymous's picture

Out of all the comments---AL

Out of all the comments---AL D's makes the most sense__WOW clear, concise and gets down to the Real point of things
Ha Ha  Real Funny's picture

just to make everythings

just to make everythings clear ciara is not signed to def jam...she a jive record artist just like Pink do some reseach next time.... Anyway L.A reid made a lot of poor decision concerning his artist and def jam money so maybe its time for him to bounce
Jazybelle's picture

Pink was ORIGINALLY signed to

Pink was ORIGINALLY signed to Arista back when LA Reid was in charge there. And Faisel Durrani signed Mariah Carey to Island Def Jam NOT LA Reid.
Anonymous's picture

Teddy Riley if this is true

Teddy Riley if this is true at least he would know good singing and talent. I know he won't be putting money into nobody without talent that's for sure
dimond's picture

I'm hearing that they are

I'm hearing that they are offering the position to TEDDY RILEY... I pray this is true
Anonymous's picture

Agreed!!!!!!! Teddy would be

Agreed!!!!!!! Teddy would be a good fit and I hope those doors will be opened wide for him to walk through........
Anonymous's picture

Listen people speaking about

Listen people speaking about L.A. Reid and Rihanna. Everyone in the industry knows that he's fuckin her and is spending all that money on her for that. Rihanna has no I mean no talent. Call me a hater if you want but that is my opinion. Everyone looking at her style, body just like LA is doing but the only thing is he's paying big time for that hand me down pussy. If this is true about dude then we all going to see a change in the Def Jam industry. It will be no more paying the radio stations to make you #1. No more lying on CD sales because now it will be in the open as well as concert tours. We are all going to see a big change and people getting let go left and right. Just you Mark My Words
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yessss thats what i was

yessss thats what i was trying to say and was getting attacked for. There are even pics of them vacaying together and even when JLo was meeting with Reid Ri was by his side. And Rihanna even gave an interview in her Rated R days saying she was naked in a photo shoot and Reid walked in and was like "put some clothes on" whatttt...why was he even IN the room at the shoot of you naked to begin with?! Cuz he has seen and DONE it all with that girl to begin with! And he wonders why. They need to revamp Def jam because it has talented artists that can actually sing and dance that are being put on the back burner. Ameriie, Chrisette Michelle, all these artists that have the potential but unfortunately don't have the big budget Rihanna['s p*ssy] does.
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Lmao

Lmao
noodles's picture

All these comments are a

All these comments are a mess. Smh. Half of ya'll make no sense. I've seen random artist who have nothing to do with the matter dragged into this. Wtf? Thank you to the ones who are making sense though.
noodles's picture

so what. he could retire

so what. he could retire ealier if he wanted too. he's gotmoney in the bank ans has been doing this biz before i was even born i believe...twenty some years plus. he can move on to other musicial prjects. perhaps the be a judge on ameircan idol. that would be great!
Anonymous's picture

LA REID DID NOT GET FIRED,

LA REID DID NOT GET FIRED, AND IS INDEED STILL EMPLOYED BY ISLAND DEF JAM. PLEASE CEASE AND DECIST WITH THE BULLSHIT.
Anonymous's picture

IDJ has proven to be a

IDJ has proven to be a fraudulent company, everybody knows this. So Reid is gone, but if you're just gonna replace the one scam executive with the other (Chris Lighty), I can tell you now this company is done, as it should be. R&B and Hip Hop died a long time ago. What we have is Hip Pop. People don't want to hear it, because it's obvious bad quality music, so the ongoing sales loss is inevitable. I say have fun filing for bankruptcy.
Ace of Spades's picture

All of this speculation, and

All of this speculation, and folks claiming to "know" LA Reid, and he hasn't even been fired! lol! Def Jam shot that shit down! Talk about jumping the gun, SHEESH!
Anonymous's picture

sorry most of the celbs

sorry most of the celbs listed aren't making any money or hits for Def Jam. i have to give it to Usher and Justin they are doing well. i love Pink, Mirah didn't do so well.......Ciara......no words. lets just wait to see how her album does in November
Anonymous's picture

L.A. Reid, as long as you

L.A. Reid, as long as you have been in this game I know you have a back up plan!...start your own company you have the skills. We need to have real talent out here instead of all of this fake azz no singing non-rappin people out here right now. So my brotha all I have to say to you is BRING-IT and bring it real. Skills like 2PAC and Biggie
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Chris Lighty is likely going

Chris Lighty is likely going to be the next Prez. You can take that to the bank. I don't reveal sources. Just sit back and watch me be right.
Joe_Industry_Guy's picture

Sylvia better start fixing up

Sylvia better start fixing up her resume'.
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girl dnt make me pass out lol

girl dnt make me pass out lol
meme's picture

LOL!!!

LOL!!!
Chaka1's picture

I bet his son Aaron wont be

I bet his son Aaron wont be showin' off anymore...
LP's picture

tHAT IS SO TRUE.

tHAT IS SO TRUE.
Anonymous's picture

Shut up please....they're far

Shut up please....they're far from broke trust.....people always love to see someone's misfortune. DAMN!
Anonymous's picture

Mr. Reid is a smart man and

Mr. Reid is a smart man and he himself knows that sooner or later this day would come. In business, not music, you must always be prepared for the unforeseen and I'm sure that he has prepared himself for this day, well at least I hope.
Anonymous's picture

I think it's degraceful and

I think it's degraceful and down right ignorant when "grown" people don't know how to discuss a topic in a civilized manner, your an embarrassment not only to yourselves but everyone up here that it takes one bad apple to spoil the bunch. A famous african-american just lost his job and your concerned with rumors and allegations and even going way off topic. I don't remember Chris Brown or Rihanna being mentioned in the article, what happened with them is distasteful and unimportant to the subject at hand, Instead of criticizing and making our own judgement of actions we don't even know took place, (what is not seen shall not be spoken of as truth) we should give this man his just dues of applause and thanks. It's producers like LA, Clive, and Quincy who put out music people didn't know, put out artist who weren't even heard of and made them stars. Giving them the chance to turn dreams into reality, whether or not the public likes it is up in the air( DEF JAM SHOULD CONSIDER THAT FACT). Don't go around bashing people when you don't know them personally, I'm young and it hurts to see that many african-american males keep losing their jobs because of lack of this or lack of that. Maybe it was the end of a good run for LA Reid but who knows, all I know is I hope he and his family are doing well and hopefully LA has a backup plan that one day he'll produce again. I wish him the best and nothing more or less.
annoyed_woman's picture

YAY!!! After he F***** up so

YAY!!! After he F***** up so many artists' careers, IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!!
B Lamont's picture

He ought to be used to being

He ought to be used to being fired. Arista dumped him after he signed Whitney Houston to a multi-million dollar deal when she was on the decline. He just doesn't learn.
Mel's picture

It's just time LA Reid is too

It's just time LA Reid is too old now. This is a new era of music. Only Clive Davis & MAYBE Quincy jones can keep up. Rihanna only sells over seas. whixh is why she hasd to concert multiple concert dates in the US and comming out with another album only 1 year after the previous one. Meanwhile Cali swag came out of nowhere, as did Drake a couple of years ago. I know one thing I wouldn't put my money behind another T & A act like Ciara, or Rihanna. The industry is satuated with these acts. we need another Missy Elliot!!!
MasterMind's picture

There.re people that love

There.re people that love Ciara and Rihanna and don't like Missy Elliot. Their Album will will sell.
Anonymous's picture

Thats just ur opinion their

Thats just ur opinion their are how million people in the US and balcks are only 12% of the totally population. Ur statement is considering that only balck people support Ciara and Rihanna my guess is no especially Rihanna. so u see she does not wait on ur support for her sucess to continue. U r only one person and u r no as important as u think. Ciara and Rihanna i am sure will continue fine without u. egocentrism is a disease.
Anonymous's picture

I agree 100%

I agree 100%
Anonymous's picture

COULD SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME

COULD SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHO IS AT THE TOP,, OF THE BOARD OF EXECS,
Anonymous's picture

WHO ARE THESE DAMN LOOOOSERS

WHO ARE THESE DAMN LOOOOSERS ON THESE SITE!!! YOU WOULD THINK THEY MAKE MILLIONS WORKING FOR THESE CELEBRITIES!! DUMB DUMB DUMB!!!
Anonymous's picture

U fukn black americans are no

U fukn black americans are no diffrent than the white ones. Just like they blame Obama if it rains, snows or sleet. U fuckers just like to blame Rihanna for everthing that happens in the music industry. Really a 22 year old woman from the islands can make yall lose ur fukn minds the way u do. This is crazy and unbelievable. Furious Styles and Xyand z y know what u need to quit this two year old back and forth is tiring and old as hell. Yo get a life, run into a bus for crying out loud. Fuck black people educate urself and share knowledge about things that matter, our school system, health care, teenage pregnancy, std and aids in the community. Really yall speand all ur time wid these bullshit rants about two entertainers. really. enough already
Anonymous's picture

remember not all Americans

remember not all Americans think the same way.
Anonymous's picture

wow your funny. Thats

wow your funny. Thats someones opinion if they do not like rihanna's music. No is talking about her personally or the fact that she's from the barbados..a lot of people don't even know she's foriegn. now you generalizing all black americans under your opinion is definitely wrong. All black americans are not like that you need to get a reality check.
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whateva the constant bashing

whateva the constant bashing of Rihanna is about her being a foreing black so dont give me that shit. Yall just get defensive when yall get called out. Black american womaen especially dont like her becasue of that CB issues and to this day they all bash her, from the losers on these sites, to Wendy Wiliams etc. It called xenophobia. It just galls me when yall feel it is ok to critise her w/o knowing her but when whites bash Obama yall see it as racist. It is the same damn thing. Judging someone harshly because they are different.
Anonymous's picture

That the reason why white

That the reason why white American and White people should go out and Spend their money on her. Please do, I see another making of Michael Jackson, White folks need to make Rihanna bigger than Michael Jackson, that will punish those self hating black woman. I see right now Rihanna a black woman taking Lady GaGa crown and sitting on Madonna's throne. She will go down in history has the greatest black woman in the music industry. I love it when white folks defend blacks, they only make us bigger and better than what we are.
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