Jay-Z Sued by Designer for Dhs25million!
The letter 'R' over a vinyl disc is a recognised symbol of Jay-Z and his label Roc-A-Fella Records, but now the logo's designer has sued the music mogul over allegations of unpaid royalties.
Jay-Z is facing a $7 million (Dhs25 million) lawsuit over the allegations, brought on by clothing designer Dwayne Walker who filed papers in Manhattan Federal Court in New York City, citing copyright infringement.
The documents state, "The logo has become universally recognised as an iconic symbol of Jay-Z, one of the most successful recording artists in the history of popular music." Jay-Z is named as a defendant, alongside his former business partners Damon Dash and Kareem Burke, who helped found the label - which is now a subsidiary of Universal Music Group - in 1995.
Was Dwayne brave or foolish to take on one of the music industry's most powerful men? We'll keep you updated.