Man Posed As Adele’s Manager To Get Free Stuff From Celebrities

The man and wife hit Drake, Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Celebrities always get hooked up with free stuff and one man wanted to experience that for himself. Justin Jackson of Miami allegedly posed as Adele’s manager to score free concert tickets and swag from stars including Drake, Rihanna and Chris Brown.

According to the Miami Herald, Jackson and his wife, Angel Lii, were apprehended Monday when they tried to scam passes to see Kendrick Lamar at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami.  They used the name of Adele’s real manager, Jonathan Dickins, when emailing the celebrities’ teams.

Jackson was previously convicted of posing as Madonna’s manager as a way to steal $2.4 million in jewelry.

It was Interscope Records, Lamar’s record label, who suspected a crime was taking place and informed Miami authorities. Cyber crimes detectives set up a sting by posing as a production manager and told Jackson he could pick up the Rolling Loud passes in person. Jackson, his wife and another woman arrived to retrieve the passes. They were then captured and face grand theft and identity theft charges. The woman with them was not arrested.

The real Dickins is relieved that his name is no longer being used. “Mr. Dickins has finally breathed a sign of relief and hopes this fraud against him will stop once and for all,” shared his attorney, Brian Bieber.

[Photo: Miami-Dade Corrections]

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