NYPOST – Jay-Z’s relationship with his personal chef has ended on a sour note. The hip-hop star’s famed Manhattan 40/40 Club yesterday served up a $1.5 million federal lawsuit against Mike Shand, who was tapped to run the nightspot’s kitchen after cooking on tour for both Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé. But court papers charge that Shand “failed to perform on significant aspects” of a deal to beef up the menu for the luxury sports bar’s $10 million reopening earlier this year. As a result, Jay-Z and partner Juan Perez were unable to deliver promised offerings, “costing the club lost profits, loss of good will [and] alienation of clientele,” the suit says.. Shand, who court papers say now lives in California, didn’t return an e-mail. His lawyer, Vik Pawar, said, “Mike’s a great chef, and it is unclear why 40/40 would contemplate a lawsuit against him. Nevertheless, we will respond accordingly when he gets served with the complaint.”
Wait you can do this? Just sue somebody because you don’t think they are as good as you thought they’d be when you hired them? Is that what moguls do? Like could I have sued Manzo? Can I sue Neil? I mean that’s pretty much what Jay-Z is doing here right? He thought his personal chef would make better food at his 40/40 club so he is suing him. Power move plain and simple.