Ray J Shares Thoughts On “Dinner With Jay-Z Or $500k” Debate

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 26: Ray J attends the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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It seems like everyone is weighing in on the viral debate over dinner with Jay-Z or $500,000, once again. Now, Ray-J has stepped into the ring with his own thoughts on the debacle.

In a post on Instagram, he explained that he believes relationships are much more important than money so he would take the dinner.


Ray-J shares the same sentiments that Rick Ross expressed earlier in the week about the debacle. Ross says that the knowledge one would get from the dinner would be more valuable than the money. However, both artists agreed that the choice to take the dinner over the money may not be an option that everyone can afford.

The debate resurfaced after Jay-Z finally weighed in once and for all in an interview with Gayle King earlier this week. When asked, the rapper said to take the money.

“Because you got all that in the music for $10.99,” he said. “That’s a bad deal. I wouldn’t tell you to cut a bad deal. Take $500,000, go buy some albums, and listen to the albums. It’s all there if you piece it together and really listen to the music for the words.”

Elobrating further, he explained that his lyrics told the story of how his future was going to look like.

“It’s all there,” he said. “Everything that I said was gonna happen happened. Everything that I said i wanted to do, I’ve done. There’s the blueprint. The blueprint literally to me and my life and my journey is there already.”