If an epic drinking session in New York yesterday proved anything, it’s that Jay Z—for all of the countless millions of dollars he’s earned—is a completely cheap bastard.
The multi-platinum rapper and entrepreneur stopped in for cocktails on February 19 at the Playroom in New York. His party consisted of six people, including Jay Z’s close friend and birthday boy Juan “OG” Perez, who also serves as the president of Roc Nation Sports.
Forget Sailor Jerry and 5 Alive, Pabst Blue Ribbon, or Black Tower—the only thing that the revelers were interested in was Ace of Spades champagne. Jay Z sprung for 20 bottles of Ace of Spades Rose ($2,500 per bottle) and 20 bottles of Ace of Spades Gold (a bargain $1,200 per bottle).
Should one be curious how exactly six guys drink 40 bottles of champagne in one sitting, the rapper was evidently in a generous mood on at least one front, handing out Ace of Spades to random tables at the Playroom.
But here’s where the cheapness comes in. It should be noted that Jay Z actually