News: Ryan Leslie's $1 Million Laptop Returned, Singer Comes Up Short On Reward
Thursday, Jan 6, 2011 6:05PM
R&B singer Ryan Leslie's missing laptop was recently discovered and returned to German police, however, a $1 million promised reward has yet to be made.
Reports on the $1 million finding circulated online Thursday (January 6) afternoon.
In a bizarre twist of fate, Leslie's laptop was discovered on November 27 in Stommlerbusch near Cologne, Germany, when a man named Bernd P. happened upon the missing bag while walking through the forest. After finding the missing goods, the discoverer, whose real name is unknown, turned the bag containing the laptop over to local police. But R Les is yet to make good on his reward. Once the bag was recovered, Bernd P. never received his $1 million payout, making the situation public in the media by showing journalists a copy of the singer's passport and police report and claiming that Leslie won't return his e-mails. Leslie is yet to speak on recovering his laptop, even after he went so far as to film a YouTube video and accompanying song to help him get it back. Allegedly, the singer had completed his third album 'Les is More' and was keeping it on his laptop, as well as other music and visual projects. (The Boom Box)
The laptop's worth increased from $20,000 to $1 million last November.
Harlem-based hip-hop artist Ryan Leslie is desperate to get his stolen laptop back - so he's offering a $1 million reward for it. Leslie was touring in Cologne, Germany, when his laptop was stolen from inside a black Mercedes on Oct. 23. The "Diamond Girl" singer was initially offering $20,000 for the return of his laptop and hard drive, which contains his music. But Saturday, he tweeted and released a YouTube video announcing the $1 million reward. He's also vowed to continue his European tour, which includes upcoming stops in France, Belgium, Holland and London. (New York Daily News)
Leslie initially utilized his Twitter account to inform all 210,000 of his followers about the new reward.
"I'm absolutely continuing my Euro tour + I raised the reward for my intellectual property to $1MM. Click to watch:http://on.fb.me/bCBnrM," he tweeted over the weekend. (Ryan Leslie's Twitter)
Last October, an official statement was made about the loss of Leslie's laptop while in Germany, which contained many of the would-be tracks for his upcoming album, Les Is More.
"Good afternoon, this is an announcement offering an award for $20,000 for the recovery of a black bag we believe was stolen last night, October 23rd, from outside of this club. If anybody has seen anything or heard anything, please contact us at [email protected] We are offering a $20,000 reward for the return of this bag." (Roka Productions)
Check out Ryan Leslie speaking on his laptop down below: