(The “Megaupload Mega Song”)
By Nadeska Alexis
Earlier this week, Swizz Beatz was revealed as the CEO of the popular file-sharing site Megaupload and approximately over 24 hours later the site was shut down by federal prosecutors. Swizz’s involvement with the company was confirmed during reports that Universal Music Group was battling Megaupload over a promotional video featuring artists such as Kanye West and will.i.am. Several executives in the company have been indicted in a federal case, but so far Swizz Beatz seems to be out of trouble, and Diddy and Busta Rhymes have been outspoken in their support for the producer/entrepreneur.
Busta Rhymes went far over 140 characters on Thursday (January 19) while rallying for Swizz Beatz. “1st of all I am soooo proud of my brother @THEREALSWIZZZ 4 being apart of creating something (MEGAUPLOAD) that could create the most powerful way 4 artist 2 get 90% off of every dollar despite the music being downloaded 4 free,” Bussa Buss wrote. “With labels and companies doin’ deals with Spotify and many other companies like it who doesn’t give us s— continue 2 do what they do and blatantly show us how much they value the artist with doing deals of such disrespect and lack of value 4 our content…”
“I am proud 2 stand next 2 my brother @THEREALSWIZZZ and fight the good fight…Our freedom is truly being f—– with in a very significant way and I strongly suggest 2 all artist especially the 1’s Swizz repped 4 comes out & reps 4 him!!!,” he added, “F— that I say it again…I’M PROUD OF MY BROTHER@THEREALSWIZZZ #GREATMIND!!”
Diddy’s message to Swizz was brief in comparison to Busta’s but still just as positive. “@THEREALSWIZZZ call me anytime and I will do anything for you !!!! I love You! Your a f—kin genius!!!!” he wrote. “your a bad mother—r!!!! I’m so proud of you!!!!! Never stop!!! EVER!!!!! Let’s Gooo!!!!”
Producer Diplo also seems to think that Swizzy is in good graces, writing, “@THEREALSWIZZZ can I use those lottery numbers tho.. I feel like u got luck on your side.”