Out Of Pocket: LA Reid Dips Out On Speech To Avoid Talks About Him Getting Fired

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News, out of pocket, When The Checks Stop Coming In

Soon to be fired Def Jam CEO LA Reid was scheduled to give a speech at a music event this week but canceled.  He says his son was sick but sources say he wanted to avoid questions about his future at the label.

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Top music industry players paid up to $1,000 to hear LA Reid speak at this years Billboard 2010 Music & Money Symposium at the St. Regis. Just hours before he was scheduled to speak, LA pulled out claiming his son had a serious head injury and needed surgery. LA’s peers feared that he was afraid to answer questions about his possible termination from Def Jam after disappointing record sales.

A source close to him says LA isn’t going anywhere and is about to sign J.Lo… That isn’t the best thing to say in order to support someone’s status of employment.

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  • ohnooooo

    His son is a head case, so…

  • Powderpuff

    oh his son is sick eh? lemme guess….he ate too much at diddy’s or jayz’s recent party?

  • It's Me

    I would like to see them fire the person that has put food on their table for years.

  • Socky

    A sick son? Yeah, right L.A.

  • Lee

    Why wOuld he be fired? He’s brought in major artist.

  • http://www.myspace.com/nowhereradiomusic Rodney

    So signing J.Lo is supposed to be the answer and save his job???? LOL JLO???? LMAO!!!!!! PLEASE! How about you stop signing talentless hacks and sign artists that don’t need every word they utter to be AUTOTUNED!!! If he were to sign real musicians instead of bublegum pop rap, they wouldn’t be in this mess! How about someone who can play an instrument, write their own material and sing like a bird, LA??? Oh yeah, like you told me, you don’t sign anything that isn’t hip hop. See you in the unemployment line CHUMP! LMAO!!!!!!!

  • http://bossip Cory's Girl

    Yea he had a head injury alright. he was headed for the nearest buffet fat arse!!! These people get on my nerves!

  • http://bossip Cory's Girl

    AZZ

  • Mooney44

    dito @ Rodney

  • rico 9

    those white jerks at universal need to be fired

  • Tam Tam

    NOW LA REID CAN SPEND SOME QUALITY TIME WITH HIS FAT AZZ SON!!!!!!

  • Corey

    J LO? Word son? Who you gonna sign after her? Montell Jordan maybe?

  • JOJO

    LOL @ Corey! BWAHHHAAAHAAA! To funny, son!

  • RIHANNA CATCHES ANOTHER NEGRO BY THE TOE

    RIHANNA TOOK DOWN JAYZ AND GOT HIM FIRED, RUINED CHRIS’S CAREER, NOW SHE’S KNOCKING ANOTHER AMERICAN NEGRO OUT!

    THAT’S WHAT THEY ALL GET FOR IGNORING BEAUTIFUL BLACK AMERICAN GIRL TALENT IN FAVOR OF LAZY NO TALENT CARIBBEANS.

    JLO IS A MOTHER OF TWINS. THEY ARE HER FIRST PRIORITY. HE IS CRAZY.

  • Jermaine Harding

    @Corey It’s funny you mention Montell cause he’s one of the artists LA Reid got rid of when he took over Def Jam. I think he is gonna be fired though cause he & Babyface have reunited and have a new label together but it’s not Laface. I won’t say the name cause people might think it’s a funny thing to call a record label but hopefully these dudes make things right they didn’t at Laface though.

  • dayg715

    with those last two mega flop albums from mariah and less-than-spectacular sales from Rihanna, what makes him think signing J. Lo will change things? her last album sold like 50,000 copies. clearly he should have been fired after he destroyed Janet Jackson’s ‘Discipline’ project.

  • b'more

    the only thing selling out of Def Jam right now is that little white boy Justin what’s-his-name and Rihanna. and that’s not saying much. it’s definitely time for some leadership over there. Def jam used to be an Iconic label-until this clown took over.

  • faundyb

    I THOUGHT HE HAS DONE GREAT THINGS FOR THIS COMPANY ONE BAD YEAR AND YOU GET FIRED DESPITE UR ACCOMPLISHMENTS GLAD IM NOT IN THAT FIELD

  • inapsin

    What’s up with the ashy hand

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