Jay-Z Accused Of Dodging Subpoenas, Ordered to Appear in Court

Rapper Jay-Z has been ordered to appear at a hearing in a federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday, May 15.

The Securities and Exchange Commission said he had twice defied subpoenas calling him to testify.

“The testimony has been delayed for five months, and I do not intend to tolerate any further delay,” U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe said, per Reuters.

Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is being called to testify in an investigation of the sale of his Rocawear clothing line to Iconix Brand Group Inc.

At a hearing in Manhattan, Gardephe said Jay-Z had failed to respond to SEC subpoenas served on him November and February, despite the regulatory agency’s repeated efforts to schedule a time for him to testify.

The video reveals what Jay-Z said about being forced to testify at an earlier date.