HaHa Davis Reflects On Taking Dinner With Jay-Z Over $500K, Says Hov Declined To Eat

The comedian came out of the one-hour meeting with a newfound attitude that brought forth several business opportunities.

BYHayley Hynes

It's the age-old question – $500K or dinner with Jay-Z? The topic has long been one of debate on social media, with answers being equally divided between getting advice straight from one of the industry's biggest figures over a fine meal and pocketing half a million to use as you see fit. Comedian HaHa Davis fell into the former category, and actually got to sit down with Hov for a one-hour meeting, though there wasn't actually any food involved.

"I enjoyed the lunch with Jay," Davis confirmed during a recent podcast interview. "When I met Jay, he sat down and his shirt didn't wrinkle. Like, what type of money is that?" the funny man quipped, keeping his friends laughing. "And when we was sitting down, they asked was we hungry. Jay was like, 'Nah, I'm straight.' We was starving but we couldn't be the only ones eating and Jay not eating. We left there starving!" HaHa painfully admitted, everyone around him continuing to chuckle.

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HaHa Davis Recalls Dining with Jay-Z

Elsewhere during his appearance on The Barbershop Podcast, Davis noted that the meeting lasted exactly 60 minutes. While he didn't confirm whether or not he earned the $500K as a result of taking the father of three's advice, he did share that he's seen several business opportunities in the time since. As we previously reported, the 30-year-old isn't the only one who would pick a meal with the Watch the Throne rapper over cash. Diddy's son, King Combs, spoke on the debate in late 2022, making it clear that time with Jay-Z would be far more valuable to him.

"I would say Hov. Before I dropped this song we had a talk and that inspired me a lot," he told Bootleg Kev at the time. "He was just saying, you know, like, believe in yourself and just always like, follow what’s in your heart and not what no one else is saying, just do it. What’s in your heart." Would you take $500K over dinner with Jay-Z? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.