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Jay-Z calls out 9/11 benefit concert scalpers


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Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z slammed scalpers on Tuesday who snapped up low-priced tickets for his 9/11 charity show at Madison Square Garden and began reselling them for a huge profit.

 

"We are truly disheartened that certain individuals would choose to benefit from what is meant to be a 100% charitable event," he said in a statement.

 

"We do not support any profits made from reselling any ticket that was meant to be purchased by honest fans."

 

Tickets to Friday's show were purposely set low at $54.50 to make it accessible to fans struggling in tough economic times.

 

The proceeds were to benefit the widows and orphans of New York City cops and firefighters who died in the line of duty.

 

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/09/09/2009-09-09_rapper_dissing_scalpers_jayz_calls_out_benefit_tix_hoarders.html#ixzz0Qbtp1YOf

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its a shame that the real fans cant afford these scalpers prices and will miss the show but live nation should have put some safeguards up against scalpers like bruce springsteen did last year for his giant stadium shows and to scalp tickets in the name of 9/11 is a disgrace

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This is why I no longer collect sports memorabilia or go to concerts, and go to less sports events now than ever. Scalpers, flippers, and profiteers have ruined it. There comes a point where even the most loyal fans say f it.

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