Ryan Leslie Addresses Court Verdict To Pay Man $1 Million For Laptop

Ryan Leslie Addresses Court Verdict To Pay Man $1 Million For Laptop

Ryan Leslie speaks on the ruling against him in federal court, ordering him to pay the reward of $1 million to the man who found his laptop in 2010.

While performing at a show in New York over the weekend, Ryan Leslie addressed the recent verdict of the lawsuit against him, ordering him to pay the finder of his laptop $1 million.

Ryan Leslie lost his laptop while overseas on tour, and a man in Germany found it. Leslie had offered a reward of $1 million to whoever returned the computer, but then refused to pay up, which resulted in the German man,  Armin Augstein, taking him to court. A jury ruled against Leslie, ordering him to fork over the $1 mill, last week.

Leslie addressed this, and the NewYork Post blasting him on the front page, calling him a "Rap weasel."

Ryan Leslie explained the situation,"As you may or may not know, in 2010, someone stole all my music from me. Initially I put him a reward of $20,000 to get my backpack back, and when it never returned, I upped the reward to $1 million, 'cause that music was absolutely everything to me, it was my life. Eventually someone did return to that backpack to me, and when I plugged in that hard drive...the music just wasn't there." 

He continued to the events of the past week,"And a year later, that same gentleman, he filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York City demanding I pay $1 million for music I never got back. And yesterday-- and the reason why I’m on the front page of the news today-- everyone thought I was just a cheapskate or something like that, a jury of my peers, eight people, they looked me in my face and told me I had to pay this man $1 million for music I never got back," the singer and producer said while on stage.

Watch the live footage below.



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