September 23, 2009 1

Jay Z was on Time

By michael lavine in

Well, he was sort of on time. Mike Delfin from XXL called me at the end of July and asked if I could shoot Jay-Z for their cover the week of August 12th. So we held the 12th and waited. Closer and closer and Mike could not secure a day. On Monday the 10th we still didnt know. They were holding weds. They were trying to push it to Thurs. On Tues, I called mike and said “Are we shooting this tomorrow or not?” By Tues evening we called off the shoot and cancelled all our holds. 10:39pm my cellphone rings. They want to shoot tomorrow. 2:00. “Can you still do it?” I had to think about it. I mean really, come on. In the end, I just couldn’t turn it down. The next morning, the shoot got pushed to 3:00. Then 4:00, then 5:00. Then 6:00. At 3:00 we were told that Jay-Z was coming at 7:00 and that we would get 10 minutes with him. Believe it or not, Jay-Z actually showed up “on time” at 7:00pm. And fortunately for us he loved all the setups we had ready and he stayed with us for a whole hour. Jay-Z is a very nice guy!

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One Response to “Jay Z was on Time”

  1. Sally B says:

    Nice to hear that nothing has changed.

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