Jay-Z faces a lawsuit over his 2010 book "Decoded."
Jay-Z is no stranger to lawsuits, and now another is being thrown at him.
This one is in relation his book Decoded. Patrick White claims that in 2009 his laptop was stolen from him, and his personal writings were comprised. "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 says.
White says that portions of Decoded are extremely similar to what he had written, "The book contains various expressions/colors/phrases, which correlates to my work," White claims. "After contacting or attempting to contact the co-author, I got no reply."
White is suing for copyright infringmenet and invasion of property. Jay-Z is named in the suit along with author Dream Hampton and Random House.
Head to AllHipHop.Com to see a copy of the handwritten lawsuit.