Jay-Z to sue Australian store for using '99 problems' lyrics in their books

File photo of Jay-Z. Photograph:( Twitter )

ANI Washington DC, USA Nov 30, 2019, 06.06 PM (IST)

American rapper Jay-Z is filing a suit against a store based in Sydney, Australia for using his picture and lyrics in one of their books. The book titled 'A B to Jay-Z' features a line from the rapper's popular song '99 Problems' 'If you're having alphabet problems I feel bad for your son, I got 99 problems but my ABC ain't one', reported a news agency.

According to the store, the book was dropped two years ago and was sold out within days. The rapper's lawyers describe Jay-Z's efforts to fight the suit as "a deliberate and knowing attempt to trade off the reputation and goodwill" of his image.

The complaint also alleges that the store had made a "false and misleading representation" that Jay-Z had given his nod to their product.Most recently, Jay-Z made headlines earlier this month when he inaugurated his Shawn Carter Foundation Gala at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino which raised a total of $ 6 million.

The event was graced by a number of celebrities with their presence including - Gloria Carter, Alicia Keys, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Robert Kraft, Normani among others.

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Jay-Z made headlines earlier this month when he inaugurated his Shawn Carter Foundation Gala at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino which raised a total of $ 6 million.