Charli Baltimore recently shared in an interview that decades ago,music executive Lance “Un” Rivera told her that he had been stabbed by none other than JAY-Z. However, Rivera’s current account contradicts her version of events.
In the interview with DJ Vlad, Charli Baltimore recounted the aftermath of Rivera’s stabbing incident, which occurred in December 1999 at a Q-Tip album release party. At the time, JAY-Z’s upcoming album, “Volume 3: The Life and Times of S. Carter,” had been bootlegged, and rumors suggested Rivera’s involvement.
Charli Baltimore vividly remembers entering the party shortly after the violent incident.
“I actually walked up, and Un was on the ground. And I’m like, ‘What are you doing?’ And he’s like, ‘I’m stabbed, I’m stabbed. Jay stabbed me.’ So I’m like, what. And he’s like, ‘Jay-Z stabbed me.’”
During the interview, DJ Vlad pointed out that there are multiple conflicting accounts of what transpired at the party. Some witnesses at the time implicated JAY-Z in the assault. Although he initially pleaded not guilty, he eventually changed his plea to guilty for a misdemeanor assault charge.
In his book “Decoded,” JAY-Z mentioned the incident: “Before I even realized what I was doing, I headed back over to [Rivera], but this time I was blacking out with anger. The next thing I knew, all hell had broken loose in the club. That night the guy went straight to the police, and I was charged with assault.”
Over the years, JAY-Z has made light references to the incident in his songs.
Earlier this year, Rivera told DJ Vlad that JAY-Z was not the one who stabbed him when directly questioned about it.
Charli Baltimore responded by saying, “I just know what he told me, and he kept saying it. He just kept saying it over and over and over again.”
The conflicting accounts of the incident continue to puzzle those involved, with Charli Baltimore likening it to “Unsolved Mysteries”.