Jay-Z is taking the Yankees vs. Red Sox rivalry to a new venue!
Jay-Z is reportedly suing Red Sox powerhouse slugger David Ortiz, claiming that a nightclub opened by Ortiz in his native Dominican Republic was named after Jay's 40/40 club concept.
Basically, Big Papi opened a club called club Forty-Forty, a reference to 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases, which BTW is NOT a record he holds. Anyway, Jay is saying that Ortiz named his club that to scrub off the popularity of Jay's chain of 40/40 clubs, which can be found around the world.
Jay has filed a $5 million suit which not only states that the baseball star knew about the clubs, but that he had also been in them. The suit says:
"David Ortiz is fully aware of Plaintiff's Manhattan 40/40 club, since he had been a patron there on several occasions before he opened his infringing Forty/Forty club."
Oops! Forgot about that did you, Big Papi? Tsk, tsk!
Yankees win this round!
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