Jay-Z has is not too happy with an Australian book company using his name and lyrics to sell their books. So much so he’s taking the Aussies to court!
In the new lawsuit reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, Jay accuses Australian online retailer Little Homie of engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct for a children’s book titled “AB to Jay-Z.”
Hov reportedly alleges Little Homie is infringing on his copyright for lyrics from his hit single, “99 Problems.”
On the back of the book’s cover it reads:
“If you’re having alphabet problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but my ABCs ain’t one.”
We get it Hov, it’s obviously a play on your infamous hook, “If you having girl problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one”, but come on, don’t rappers play on words all the time?!
Reportedly back in March 2018, Jay’s legal team fired off a cease and desist to Little Homie, but his lawyers allege the book company deliberately kept using his likeness and lyrics anyway.
Jay filed suit against Little Homie earlier this week in Australian Federal Court and the book remains on sale on the Little Homie’s website, marked down to $17.97.
Reading is fundamental…maybe the Aussie company should read up more on copyright infringement!!! Just saying!!!
What’s your 2 cents?!