What on effing Earth?!
Jay-Z has reportedly been slapped with a lawsuit by a man named Patrick White, who claims that the rapper STOLE portions of his writing and incorporated them into his 2010 memoir Decoded!
According to the legal documents, filed again Jay, Dream Hampton, and Random House:
“In 2009, my personal computer was compromised, resulting in my personal work to be used in Jay-Z’s book Decoded which was released in 2010. The book contains various expressions/colors/phrases, which correlates to my work. After contacting or attempting to contact the co-author, I got no reply.”
He is seeking damages for copyright infringement and invasion of property.
Okay, but again: WHAT?!
Not that there's too much information about the plaintiff, but we're very confused as to how exactly someone could steal their own life story from someone else?
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