Jay Z Targeted By Extortion Attempt, Plus 7 Other Celebrity Shakedowns

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Fame, fortune, extortion — three characteristics of the lifestyles of successful celebs like Jay Z, who became the target of an extortion attempt, reportedly, by an engineer who claimed to have $15-20 million worth of Jay's master recordings. Jay got the law involved, plus producer Just Blaze tweeted some damaging information about the engineer that makes him appear like nothing more than an inept opportunist. Unfortunately, Jay Z joins a growing list of other famous folks who've been on the receiving end of similar schemes. Here are seven other celebs who dealt with extortion attempts.

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