By Ryan Velez
When a friend has a birthday, it’s pretty common to take them out and show them a good time, dropping a little money in the process. Page Six reports that in a recent Manhattan outing, Jay-Z took things to a new level. According to the site, he spent more than $110,000 to celebrate the birthday of Juan “OG” Perez, his close friend and president of Roc Nation Sports.
This past Sunday, Jay took OG Juan and a group of Roc Nation execs to Zuma in Midtown for dinner, picking up the tab of $13,000. This was only the start of their evening, moving on to Made in Mexico in Inwood, spending $9,000 on drinks, including Jay’s D’Ussé cognac. They bought more of Jay-Z’s liquor, 40 bottles of Ace of Spades Champagne, at nearby club Playroom. Also at the celebration were Jay Brown, Jay’s cousin Emory Jones and Desiree Perez, OG Juan’s wife, and Roc Nation’s chief operating officer.
We know the price tag from the shocked server, who posted his check— $91,135, including an $11,000 tip, on Snapchat. Then again, if anyone could afford to go all out, it would be Jay. Not only is he bringing in money from his music and business ventures, but he also had a wildly successful tour last year. Here is some of our previous coverage:
“With $24.3 million grossed on the headline shows reported (an average of $1.43 million gross per night) and data from 17 headline gigs outstanding, more reporting would almost surely put Jay-Z into the Top 50 of Pollstar’s Year End Worldwide Tours chart,” reports Pollstar.
Individual reports include a sold-out 13,292 tickets at NYCB Live: Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Dec. 2, which grossed $1.31 million; 18,147 tickets (sold out) Nov. 29 at Capital One Arena in Washington D.C., which grossed $2.2 million; two nights at Barclays Center in Brooklyn Nov. 26-27, which moved a combined 31,253 tickets and grossed just less than $4.4 million; and 15,735 tickets sold out at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami Nov. 12, which grossed $1.7 million. He also sold out two nights at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, with 25,270 tickets sold and $2.3 million grossed Nov. 22-23. Of the reported dates, the average tickets sold was 13,721 per show, with an average ticket price of $104 with seats ranging from as low as $30 for the cheap seats to nearly $300 on the top end.