Superproducer Swizz Beatz was reported as being CEO of now-defunct file-sharing site Megaupload, but the hitmaker's title has now been disputed by those close to the company. The site was shut down just one day after the news of Swizz's affiliation was made public, and several of the site's staff were served with citations and indictments for piracy. It is now being reported that, despite the fact that Swizz was listed as the company's CEO on the site's 'About Us' page, sources say the title was never official.
"They put that up prematurely," our source said told MTV. Ira Rothken also denied that Swizz had became CEO. "[Beatz] was negotiating to become the CEO, but it was never official." Rothken told blog Venturebeat. Conflicting reports also claim that Swizz was CEO of the company for several months before its shutdown.