Jim Jones Says Supreme Owes Him a Percentage of Their Company
Legendary Harlem rap group member Jim Jones of Dipset is wondering why he isn’t receiving any residuals from the world famous streetwear brand Supreme. Back in 2006, Supreme reportedly paid Jim Jones and Juelz Santana $14K for a photo shoot that eventually produced one of the brand’s most infamous, now highly-sought after shirts ever. In 2016 Jones spoke to Complex about the collaboration and felt he helped Supreme reach the pinnacle of their success with that t-shirt and felt they should’ve broken more bread.
“We might’ve had the hottest T-Shirt they ever did, but they ain’t paying homage. The way I take is that it was a business deal. It was great for the moment but I ain’t get no residuals off of it. You know what I mean? They ain’t paying me no money off of each shirt that they sold, so it is what it is."
Now 12 years later, Supreme has grown to become a billion-dollar company and the rapper wants a piece. Jones shared an image on Instagram of Juelz Santana and himself taken from the 2006 Supreme photoshoot with a caption,
“They owe us piece of th[e] company rappers n my black people had no idea wht supreme was we didn’t even know wht they was they had tht bag and they new who dipset was lol #CultureCreators #TheSet #TBt.”
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