Dame Dash is clearing up rumors regarding the legal action Roc-A-Fella has taken against him.
Over the weekend, it was reported that JAY-Z’s attorney Alex Spiro filed a lawsuit accusing Dash of the attempted sale of Hov’s Reasonable Doubt as an NFT. The auction was set to take place in June on SuperFarm, but after receiving a letter from Spiro, the NFT marketplace put an end to the sale. Per the suit, JAY’s attorney is hoping to halt future auctioning of the non-fungible token. He also wants Dash to be held accountable for the breach of his fiduciary duties as well as the “brazen theft” of a copyright that is owned by Roc-A-Fella.
The claims made in the suit, Dash responded, aren’t true. According to TMZ, the entrepreneur is trying to sell his share of Roc-A-Fella, not JAY’s debut album. He said that Hov tried to purchase his share in the label for an “unacceptable price,” so he’s looking for someone else to sell it to. “Under the terms of the deal with a potential buyer, the buyer would buy my share of Roc-A-Fella Records, and JAY-Z will have exclusive administration rights,” Dash explained to TMZ.
As REVOLT previously reported, Hov is also embroiled in a lawsuit with the photographer who took pictures for the album cover of his debut project. He alleged that Jonathan Mannion profited from selling merchandise and copies of his pictures without his permission, noting he’s under the “arrogant assumption that because he took those photographs, he can do with them as he pleases.”
Hov is requesting that Mannion be stopped from selling the Reasonable Doubt photos and merch, and that all money made in his likeness is returned to him. He is also trying to block the photographer from profiting from his image in the future.