The Source's Fresh Start: "No More Beef" Says New CEO Miller
As SOHH.com reported earlier today, The Source founder Dave Mays and longtime president/rapper Raymond "Benzino" Scott were fired yesterday (January 18) by the magazine's board of directors.
Sources at the magazine exclusively told SOHH.com that, Miller, accompanied by two bodyguards, entered the offices today and called a meeting of the entire staff. At the meeting, he told staffers that there will be some immediate changes.
"As far as I am concerned, all of the previous beefs are dead," said Miller, referring to Benzino's long-standing rivalries with Eminem, 50 Cent and Interscope Records, among others. "They no longer apply."
Miller then instructed staffers to spread the word to clients and publicists alike. He also told them that there would be some restructuring with the goal of cutting costs.
The legal and financial troubles of The Source are well documented. The magazine is millions of dollars in debt, and is facing a sexual harassment lawsuit from two high-ranking former employees.