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    Jay-Z's Jet-Setting Ways Land Him a Lawsuit

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    If "Money Ain't A Thang," as hip-hop star Jay-Z says, then he should have had no problem paying his bills for multiple private jets rides all over the world, right?

    But Mickael Cohen, owner of the luxury travel company Air Platinum Club, tells E! News that Jay-Z neglected to pony up the money for their services, and now they're suing him.

    The lawsuit, which was filed Monday in the Court of Miami, details the extravagant arrangements the rapper requested.

    Per court documents, Jay logged an estimated 55 hours on a jet operatd by Air Platinum Holding for 2009. However, according to the company's records, he only ponied up cash for 37 hours of first-class service.

    According to the complaint, those extra 18 hours break down at $4,500 an hour (a reduced rate due to a discount from $6,000 an hour), equaling $81,000.

    Add in the various other charges the rap superstar accrued: $8,500 for catering 17 domestic flights; $3,000 for catering 4 international flights; taxes and fees totaling $20,785; and a luxury trip to the UK for $24,000—and Jay-Z is looking at approximately $137,485 that Air Platinum is demanding he fork over, not to mention an additional $100,000 in damages.

    Jay-Z's rep has not retuned E!'s request for comment.

    The "99 Problems" MC meanwhile has been racking up more miles in recent weeks.

    After closing out the MTV Movie Awards two weeks in Los Angeles, Jay headlined last weekend's Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, before heading back home to New York where he accompanied wife Beyoncé to the Tony Awards.

    And yesterday, he and Eminem rocked the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater as special guests of last night's Late Show With David Letterman. But there's certainly more travelling in his future.

    The rappers will head to Comerica Park in Detroit on Sept. 2 where they'll kick off their co-headlining Home and Home tour, then back to the Empire State for a gig at Yankee stadium on Sept. 13. No word yet whether a full-blown tour will follow.

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