On Thursday night, Award-winning music producer Timbaland refused to perform during a charity show held in Detroit for the people affected by the polluted water crisis in Flint, Michigan because the club did not have the right brand of champagne, according to reports.
The co-owner of Club Bleu Mitchell Jaworski told the NY Daily News the reason why Timbaland refused to perform was because the club didn’t carry Jay-Z’s Armand de Brignac line of champagne, “Ace of Spades.” Instead, the hip-hop producer and his crew were given bottles of Dom Perigon and several other bottles of expensive liquor.
"They had about 15 bottles of liquor and champagne, which is extremely excessive especially for a charity event. They seemed more concerned about getting every drop of liquor,” Jaworski told the Daily News in an interview.
Timbaland decided not to play a 30-minute DJ set in which hi was paid for in advance. Instead, he stood in front of the stage and nodded his head while another DJ played music.
“His management (took) classlessness to a new level when they said Timbaland did ‘not feel like’ performing,” Jaworski said. “They then insisted that we show them the signed contract for the night and where the stipulation was for the ‘live’ performance. Finally management relented and literally had to wake Timbaland up so he could proceed to stand behind the decks and nod his head for 30 minutes.”
While it is unclear if there is any more to the story, Timbaland has yet to release any statement to clear up the matter.