Jay-Z Says He Should Be Removed From Roc Nation Logo Lawsuit
Jay-Z is being sued by Iconix Brand Group for using the Roc Nation logo on MLB merchandise.
According to a report from TMZ, Iconix claims that it purchased the logo from Jay awhile back for $204 million. Now, the brand is suing him, Roc Nation, New Era, LIDS, and the San Francisco Giants for at least $10 million each for using the logo without their consent.
However, the 4:44 rapper has said he should not be involved in the lawsuit, saying that there is no proof that he had anything to do with the merchandising deal, and that the brand’s issue is with Roc Nation.
In other related news, Jay-Z is reportedly looking to purchase Harvey Weinstein‘s 23 percent interest in The Weinstein Company. The artist and entrepreneur is looking to buy the interest alongside several other investors including a famous movie producer and a billionaire. Jay has worked with Weinstein before, with the former signing a film and TV deal with The Weinstein Company last year. Through the deal, Jay-Z released TIME: The Kalief Browder Story, a documentary series on Kalief Browder.
“I believe this young man, his story, will save a lot of lives,” he said to the Associated Press prior to series’ release on Spike TV. “What was done to him was a huge injustice and I think people will see his story and realize, man, this is going on. This is not like one case that happened. This is happening a lot for people – especially where I come from in the boroughs and the Marcy Projects and the Bronx and Brooklyn and all these places.”