DR. DRE LEAKING APPLE-BEATS DEAL ALLEGEDLY COST HIM $200M - AFTER DIDDY TOLD JIMMY IOVINE
"It was a sum that Iovine and Dre could barely fathom," reads an excerpt obtained by iMore. "As the lawyers worked through final details, Iovine summoned the leadership team of Beats to his home near Beverly Hills. He told everyone that they were on the cusp of finalizing a massive deal. The only thing that could spoil it would be for word of the deal to leak."
Mickle claims Iovine warned his team, "Whatever you do, don't talk about this," and even told Dre, "Remember that scene in Goodfellas where Jimmy tells the guys, 'Don't buy any furs. Don't buy any cars. Don't get showy'? Don't move."
But in the early hours of the next morning, Diddy apparently called Jimmy Iovine informing him that Tyresehad posted a video of Dr. Dre celebrating the deal by telling the world about his billionaire status.
"At 2:00 a.m., Iovine got a call from Puff Daddy, who was screaming that Dre and Tyrese, a rapper, were talking about the deal in a Facebook video," the book reads. "Iovine pulled up the video and cringed as he saw Tyrese bragging about being drunk on Heineken in a recording studio."
After seeing the clip, Mickle says Iovine panicked about what might happen to the deal, but Tim Cook remained calm about the situation after bringing them to Apple's headquarters in California.
"When word of the video reached Cook, he summoned Iovine and Dre to Cupertino," he explains. "He invited them into a conference room for a private conversation. Iovine was anxious and afraid that Cook was going to kill the deal. Instead of the anger and cursing that would have poured out of Jobs in a moment like that, Cook exuded calm.
"He told the music executives that he was disappointed and wished that Dre's social media outburst hadn't happened but said that the video hadn't shaken his conviction that buying Beats was right for Apple."