Dr. Dre Goes On Strike For $50 Million Payoff
The New York Post reports Dr. Dre made a huge pay-off when Vivendi bought Interscope’s parent, Universal, last year… $50 million to be exact. According to a source close to Interscope, Dr. Dre believed it was his hard work discovering and developing such top acts as rap superstar Eminem that was behind the $50 million bonus label chief Jimmy Iovine had previously paid himself. So when the new owners moved in, says the spy, the Doctor made it known he’d hold back his talents if he wasn’t paid a fat windfall of his own. It worked.