Poor Ryan Leslie.
City marshals have seized singer/rapper/producer Ryan Leslie’s pimped-out Escalade after he failed to pay the $1 million reward he promised for the recovery of his lost laptop, sources and court papers state.
According to the NY Post:
The “fully loaded,” mint-condition Cadillac Escalade will go up for auction Monday, and the proceeds will go to a German man, Armin Augstein, who found the rapper’s lost laptop in a German park in 2010.
Augstein sued in Manhattan federal court after Leslie refused to pay. The rapper claimed the laptop files, and those on an external hard drive, were damaged.
A jury ordered Leslie to pay up last year, but he has so far coughed up only $5,000, court papers claim.
Leslie’s performances rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars, court documents say.
Asked by lawyers where the money goes, the rapper fired back, “Probably in my pockets,” court papers state.
In recent months, his firm, Les is More, earned more than $400,000, which he has used to buy himself food, bling and electronics, court documents and city sources state.
Marshals seized his SUV on Aug. 8. No other property was taken.
An ad for the upcoming auction says the SUV features power steering, power windows, DVD players and third-row seating.