Jay-Z Hit With Lawsuit Over ‘Decoded’ Memoir
Jay-Z has been hit with an infringement of copyright lawsuit over his 2010 memoirDecoded.
The Roc Nation mogul has been accused by Patrick White of stealing personal material from him which appears in Decoded, a song book from the rapper containing lyrics of his own recorded material throughout his career.
According to AllHipHop, White said: “In 2009, my personal computer was compromised, resulting in my personal work being used in Jay-Z’s book decoded, which was released in 2010.”
White, who is suing the rapper for invasion of property alongside the publishers of the memoir, Dream Hampton and Random House, added:
“The book contains various expressions/colours/phrases, which correlates to my work. After contacting or attempting to contact the co-author, I got no reply.”
Decoded includes the story behind the ‘Ni**as In Paris’ rapper’s memorable single ’99 Problems’ inspired by an encounter with a police officer.
By the looks of this hefty lawsuit, the rapper may be looking at more than 99 problems now!