Jay-Z has been sued by a man who claims the rapper ripped off some of his own writing for Jay's 2010 memoir, Decoded.
E! Online reports the plaintiff, Patrick White, alleges Decoded "contains various expressions/colors/phrases which correlates to my work." White believes his work was stolen from his computer, which was "compromised" in 2009.
Jay's Decoded co-author, Dream Hampton, commented on the lawsuit in a couple of tweets that have since been deleted, according to E! Hampton, referring to Jay's birth name and the fact that the lawsuit was handwritten, scoffed in one tweet, "For the record, if you're suing 'Jay-Z' in court you should probably (hand) write in Shawn Carter."
E! Online notes that White also sued Nike earlier this month, alleging the sneaker company stole an idea for a marketing campaign from him.
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