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Jay-Z Bombs Big Time In Arizona!

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The Associated Students of the University of Arizona shelled out $1.4 million clams to put on a concert at the Arizona Stadium recently featuring Jay-Z and Kelly Clarkson, thinking they'd make their money back and then some!

Those poor college co-eds in Arizona were dead wrong!

Just how far from right were they??

The 'Last Smash Platinum Bash' only earned $503,502 - putting the ASUA in almost a million dollars of debt!!!

The organization, which paid Jay-Z a whopping $750,000 to perform, were forced to empty their savings of $350,000 as well as accepting the aid of the Arizona University bookstore to help the students eliminate their debt sooner than later.

"Nobody predicted the economy would be the way it is now last May," said ASUA prez Tommy Bruce, whose organization gave away over 4,000 tickets to the concert under the assumption that the advertising revenue would come pouring in.

Shitty!

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37 comments to “Jay-Z Bombs Big Time In Arizona!”



  1. 1

    DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY!!!!!LIFE MUST GO ON



  2. 2

    Are Jay-Z and Kelly Clarkson donating some of their pay back to the kids? I doubt it!



  3. 3

    JAY-Z isn't crying , he got his money.



  4. 4

    he doesny even need that money!!



  5. 5

    Didn't he retire?



  6. 6

    I wouldnt pay that fugly wide nosed fucker a dime to perform. I,d pay him to go away though!



  7. 7

    You know why it bombed? Because there were no decent rock bands on that bill. Rap fans do NOT support their favorites live, it's all about selling records to them. Nothing against Jay-Z, but those fans are not loyal fans who travel great distances to see him play. Kelly Clarkson? Whatever, this is a college campus not some middle school, they should have had some decent rock bands that people want to see live. The economy has nothing to do with it.



  8. 8

    DAMN SHAME. THOSE 2 LOSERS AREN'T WORTH $1.4MIL. 750 GRAND FOR JAY Z??? CMON NOW. FOR THAT THEY SHOULD GET THAT LIP SYNCING SWAGGER JACKER BEYONCE!



  9. 9

    it's also because he came during finals. everyone was stuying instead of going to the concert. poor planning on the students of U of A. plus, lets look at who performed together…jay-z with kelly clarkson and the veronicas?!?! who's gonna go to that?



  10. 10

    Well they did it right before finals! None of us were gonna go to some concert right before finals! Even if it was Jay Z :(



  11. 11

    CMON NOW.. IT'S THE COLLEGE CROWD. OF COURSE THEY WONT SHELL OUT THE CHANGE. THEY FIGURE ONE DOUCHE BAG WILL GO AND TAPE IT, UPLOAD TO YOUTUBE SO THE REST OF HIS FRIGGIN BUDDIES CAN WATCH IT FOR FREE!!! OOPS, JUST GAVE THEM IDEAS FOR NEXT YEAR. =)



  12. 12

    So how did Jay-Z bomb exactly? He was paid 750,000 dollars to perform. Personally I don't think he cares who his audience is for 750,000, or how many of them show up.



  13. 13

    although the students didn't do their homework so-to-speak, jay-z should have given the money back. he doesn't need it and it would be the right thing to do.



  14. 14

    nice rosary …1. .. .and 2 …what is he doing with his face?!?!?



  15. 15

    That is really crazy! How much were tickets? I would LOVE to go to that show! But if it was too much money I couldn't go :(



  16. 16

    Re: tshirt

    Exactly. If they did this in the fall, when all the students are just arriving and ready to party, then it would have gotten more tickets sold.



  17. 17

    Oh don't forget the other headliner… Third Eye Blind!!! Dumbest concert event list ever!! Everyone was SO over it!!! It was on a shitty Wednesday night, no one's listened to Jay Z since 2004, I think Third Eye Blind was sick when most of us were in middle school, and it started at like 8 p.m… But I guess the ASUA first booked Chris Brown and then we had to take what we could get when he decided to become a boxer.



  18. 18

    Leave Jay-z alone. Normally he sells out concerts in 30 seconds.
    He was last year 2 month in europe touring. And I went to one concert 2 and 19,000 were there. Not even Kyle sold out the area like that.

    JIGGA IS A LIVING LEGEND. KNOWN AROUND THE WORLD. LET THE MEN LIVE HIS LIFE. WITH BEYONCE HE GOT ENOUGH PROBLEMS ALREADY. JAY MARRIED A NEUROTIC LYER.



  19. 19

    Ugly! So hopefully Jay will step up and do something for this kids???
    Hope?
    No?
    Ok… next!



  20. 20

    the way ASUA sold tickets was horrible. thats why so few people went. the fact that the concert was on a wednesday was stupid. but the entire show itself was sick. jay-z arrived in his private plane at 8:45 and went on at 9:15. as soon as he walked off stage he went back to his plane. tucson loved him. ASUA … get your shit straight next year.



  21. 21

    Re: me0101

    I agree. Jay-Z is allegedly worth $320 million, so $750,000 is only 0.234% of his entire multimillion dollar fortune. It is his money though, so he has a right to do whatever he wants to do with it.



  22. 22

    CUT THAT HAIR!!



  23. 23

    The reason why it bombed so bad is because nobody wanted to shove out 90 bucks to see wash ups like Jay-Z, Kelly Clarkson, and third eye blind. Last year ASUA did wonderful with booking Kanye, tickets were sold out with in a couple of days and all us students were in a hyped up for that concert for several months in advanced. UA really screwed up this year.

  24. Aries says – reply to this


    24

    First of all, why wouldn't these so called celebrities do this for free?

    Also, what were the actual prices of the tix? I mean, I wouldn't pay anything to see these two.



  25. 25

    I had free tickets and I couldn't give them away. That was a bullshit bill anyway. Kelly Clarkson AND Jay Z? Really?
    College kids and stupid tweens are NOT a good mix when it comes to music…they should've invited those lameass Jonas Brothers and had it @ Chucky Cheese. I'm glad it bombed.



  26. 26

    as if jay-z and kelly need that money anyway, they should donate it back to the students…poor kids.



  27. 27

    He is so fugly. ewww



  28. 28

    Who thought of that sucky combo anyway?

    Jay-Z ? Love him, but not a good return on investment since he hasn't had a new album in like how long?

    And Kelly Clarkson??? I remember she had to cancel out of a local state fair ’cause she couldn"t sell out….



  29. 29

    I'm in Scottsdale and heard NOTHING about this. its the schools fault for not promoting this shit.



  30. 30

    HATERS SHUTUPPPPPPP YA MOUTH,,JAYZ IS DA KING,,WATS MONEY 2 JAYZ?SOME STUPID FOOLS TALKIN ABT BEYONCE,,PLSSSSSSSS DONT EVEN GO THERE.



  31. 31

    And the Business School's reputation suffers as well.

  32. urmum says – reply to this


    32

    You know why it didn't make money… NOT because of Jay-Z but because it's in TUCSON! NO ONE GOES TO TUCSON!! If he were smart he'd have gone to PHOENIX like last year! Tucson sucks, the only people that live there are old and college kids! College kids are poor and the old folks don't even know who he is! No one is going to drive 2 hours from the city to a crap hole like Tucson just for Jay-Z and Kelly C.



  33. 33

    Ha. UofA would.



  34. 34

    why it bombed No self-avowed rap fan is going to show up to a kelly clarkson concert. If it was a jay z and beyonce concert and they plastered ads everywhere they would have made it all definitely



  35. 35

    Why on earth would someone pay Jay-Z to perform? He's worthless. I mean, Kelly I can see, but Jay-Z?



  36. 36

    Mebee if dat CRAZEE JAY-ZEE got his manly wife to perform in lieu of Potato Face Clarkson……..TWITTER, TWITTER, tweet, tweet! Give me something good to EAT! NOT Lady GagMe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!And NOT Kelly Rippa's HUGE Herniated NAVEL!!!!UGH!!!! Howsa ’bout sum Chicken, Seafood and So Forth from 'Po Folks?! Lady GagMe's treat! :-D



  37. 37

    Im completely embarrassed to be a graduate from the University of Arizona because this is not the first concert to bomb. The ASUA should have given up and learned their lesson from the last concert they had with Kanye West and it just happened to be that on this occasion they also had to tap into their savings fund of $300,000 to pay for the expenses. As WatchGuardian says they should have had a rock lineup because rockers are true fans and they would have definitely sold out. Plus this was a ridiculous line up! It's obvious that they don't know music or genres…Just give up ASUA!!!