Child Support Case Could Force Jay Z, Kanye West, & Rihanna’s Financial Info To Become Public


(AllHipHop News) The ongoing legal battle between Def Jam Vice-President of A&R Abou “Bu” Thiam and his ex Ariel Hakim may lead to several high-profile artist’s financial information to enter the public arena.

[ALSO READ: Jay Z Named In $600 Million Lawsuit Over The Name “Brooklyn Nets”]

According to a report by Radar Online, Hakim is seeking more child support from Thiam for their daughter. She believes that he is making more than the $30,000/month he claimed.

Her attorneys are asking for “all documents of any participation of employment with Def Jam Records” as they relate to performers Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna, Young Jeezy, Lady Gaga, T-Pain, and others.

The notice is also requesting all of Thiam’s income and investments going back to when the couple separated in 2010 up until the custody trial. That information Hakim wants includes Thiam’s salary paid, commissions, bonuses, expenses, business tax returns, documents of business deals, evidence of gifts or loans, and other compensations.

Thiam served as co-CEO of Konvict Muzik with his brother Akon. He also inked a joint-venture distribution deal between Island Def Jam and his Bu Vision. Thiam oversaw A&R for Rihanna’s Loud and Jay Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne albums as well.

The custody case is scheduled for April 7, 2014 in Georgia.

[ALSO READ: Kanye West Quietly Settles Assault Case]