Rapper Jay Z is being sued sued over his 2010 best-seller ‘Decoded’ by a writer who claims his work was illegally used in the book.
According to the lawsuit, filed on June 13, Patrick White claims that portions of Jay Z’s book were taken from his laptop, which was stolen in 2009.
‘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’ White claims.
White is suing for copyright infringement and invasion of property.
‘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’, he added.
Authors Dream Hampton and Random House who are co-authors of the book are also named in the hand-written lawsuit.
Neither Jay Z nor his management have made a statement concerning the lawsuit.