Jay-Z Sued by 40/40 Designer

jay_close1.jpgInterior designer Ilan Waisbrod, the man behind the look and feel of Jay-Z’s 40/40 Sports Bar in New York City, has filed a lawsuit against the rapper, according to United Press International. Waisbrod, founder of design firm Studio Gaia, claims Jay-Z replicated the design of the club’s flagship Manhattan location for the newly opened Atlantic City property, a move he says violates the terms of the agreement between the two parties. The suit also charges that the Def Jam exec also planned to use similar designs at clubs he is set to open in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Singapore.

  • realnig

    fuck a faggot designer jigga do ya thing nigga

  • LBDII

    That dude is just wanting more fucking money. Fuck him.

  • http://www.facebook.com DEDICATION

    OH I GUESS THE DESIGNER ASSUMED THAT JAY-Z IS GOING TO PAY HIM EVERYTIME HE PUT THING’S IN HIS CLUB MOTHERFUCKER LET BE SERIOUS IT’S HIS CLUB HE CAN PUT AND DO WHAT EVER HE WANT’S TO IT!!!!!!!!SEL

  • jon jon–23

    If they have a written contract on the design, he can in fact sue. But what interior designer gets a contract on what he designs?

  • moneyman

    always a buncha b.s.

  • http://gangstacry.com No Cameras Please

    Does anyone wish to explore the idea that perhaps his contract says you can’t duplicate his shit. Designers get paid for design. so if the design is copied without permission, thats just like copying jiggas cd without permission…illegal http://www.TRIGGASTATE.com

  • jamaal

    man dat fuckin` designer thinks he can bullshitin` jigga but he has no idea.hova!hova!hova!ain`t no nigga like jigga!

  • twerkolator

    ^^^But what interior designer gets a contract on what he designs?

    uh…maybe a smart one? i doubt if any of the people who’ve commented know much about the legal system, contracts, interior design, etc., let alone what jay-z and the contractor agreed to. some lawyer (who does know about contracts and the law) has obviously taken the case on which means he/she believes it has merit. now it will be up to the judicial system to decide if this guy’s case has merit.

    that’s always the first sign of ignorance to me…people commenting on things they know nothing about. it happens all too often in these comment sections…

  • Mr.Me

    Hmm..lemme guess…Busta gettin dissed by Izzy Ramirez family is gonna be the next headline. Hova got a album droppin soon? Why is the rap media on him so hard lately?

  • http://WWW.MAMISHCLOTHING.COM STRIVN2

    THEY CAN NOT STAND FOR A BROTHER TO KEEP RISIN’ . CRABS N A BUCKET…FUCKIT!

  • anti rap/ REAL HIPHOP

    Damn Jiggaboo, oh I mean Jigga. Next you go to rob somebody take gun sellout.

  • The Originator

    Take all his fuckin money!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dipset

    Damn does this nigga bite everything??? lmao!!!… its DIPSET BITCH!!! EAT A DICK AND DIE!!!

  • pop a poppa

    who knows… maybe jay-z signed a
    stupid contract that will come back to
    bite him in the ass.
    he’ll probably end up settling with
    this designer out of court and get
    this case to go away.

  • the one

    When and If any of you idiots need the talents of an Interior Designer as Jay did, theres contract signed saying you cant use that design anywhere but where It was designed at unless the designer designs It, approves of It or Jay pays hime to replicate that said design.

    Just like If a producer does a beat and gets paid for It, he cant sell that same beat to another artist unless the artist that It was for originaly never paid for It! Damn you motherfuckers are dumb and ignorant.

  • http://aol.com natalie portman

    damn dat nigga jocks errythang

  • KRS-ONE

    Jay-z’s must have the worst comeback in muzik history…lololol

  • King Of NY

    FIANNLY SOMETHING BAD HAPPENINS TO JIGGA damn that nigga waz walkin on clouds no hater

  • http://www.myspace.com/tekfire Tek

    yeeeeeee

  • jon jon–23

    Twerkolator the ignorant badge seems to go to you. Perhaps you study interior design-well I don’t, nor do I have the desire to. It’s just hard to concieve that someone could copyright style because its not a very tangible thing. And do you not realize how easy it is to file a lawsuit against someone as rich and famous as Jay Z? Just the thought of the money and notoriety a lawyer could gain is enough for most of them. Look how many aritists get sued on a regular basis….

  • jon jon–23

    Oh yeah peace young lady-oh, I mean Biiiiitch! (Short Dog)

  • tru mindset

    lan Waisbrod sue that mofo….get your money mayn…..steallin your shit like that…do what you gotta do B

  • Kobkilla aka where u seen it first

    I done dust and fried em/ the fans must oblige em/ called his SCANDALS SLIPPERS, cant justify em

    Jigga what Jigga who he a mu *uckn jigga boo

  • che

    u mean like the way every fuckin mcdonalds looks the same? so some fuck gets paid everytime the mcdonalds ‘look & feel’ is replicatd in another mcdonalds?

  • twerkolator

    “Twerkolator the ignorant badge seems to go to you. Perhaps you study interior design-well I don’t, nor do I have the desire to. It’s just hard to concieve that someone could copyright style because its not a very tangible thing.”

    i’m beginning to think Jon Jon–23 is functionally illiterate. first of all, where in the article does it say that the design was copyrighted? there is a difference between having something copyrighted and having a contract that states that the designed can’t be replicated without permission.

    second, just because YOU find something hard to conceive doesn’t make it so. you said yourself you haven’t studied interior design, so why would you find it hard to conceive anything about a subject which you know nothing about?

    third, where is the ignorance in my post? most of the people who commented before me tried to imply that the case was bullshit and all i said was that whatever lawyer is representing Ilan Waisbrod, he/she probably knows more about contract law than anyone posting on this site. lawyers don’t take on cases they don’t believe have merit. in other words, simpleton, someone who is trained in the LEGAL PROFESSION believes the interior designer has a case, so who are the idiots on this site (like you, who admittedly knows nothing about interior design) to say he doesn’t?

    dumbass…

  • Blaxxx

    As a fine artist myself, I must say, it is very disrepectful to Walmartize unique ideas and concepts for the pure profits of a common rapper.

    Pay up Jay Z.

  • nigga for da north

    jigga is cool but this could give cam some ammo 4 calling him a swagger jacker

  • J-Money

    Man You People Sound Dumb For All You That Said Lay Is A Bitter or jicker or swagga jacker cause how can he bite something HE owns assholes no matter if it’s in contract or not he owns 40/40 so he can do what he wants with his clubs, so get off the nigga dick.

  • jon jon–23

    The designer will NEVER win this one.

  • twerkolator

    ^ thanks judge ito…

  • jon jon–23

    It’s true, because style is something that is not tangible. I bet you 1 stack to a pile of camel shit that this lawsuit doesn’t go through.

  • Sketch

    WORST RAPPER ALIVE>

  • twerkolator

    it’s not style that’s the issue here. it’s design (they are similar but different things).

    also, you think this designer is just pulling this out of his ass? you don’t think there’s anything in the contract (even if it’s being misinterpreted) to make him lawyer believe there is a has a case?

  • Macdatruest

    That swagger jacker shit is stupid and funny at the same time! Ammo? For an imaginary war- Rocafella and Neyo and Camroon and Freeky Zeeky? Who care about that shit? Real recognize real and that’s why that “Cam’ron assassination attempt on his Horse and Carriage” didn’t help his shit sell. Niggaz don’t like that WWF rap shit, that fake Persona or “Swagger” rap nigga shit if you wanna call it that. Either you got it or you don’t. Nigga Cam’ron aint a pre-teen talkin’ bout “suck it or not” And where I’m from, it’s a lot of niggaz wit bread, so to come around, Funny ass biker gear, 9 chains, spittin at a broad like “suck it or not” you look like a mog ass nigga, not a…swaggerwhatever. And if this is swagger-jacker(lamest phrase ever) material, then all people who prefer to buy or wear anything from a designer they like repeatedly are swag-ger jack-ers. Plus the people are what gives the club its swagger not the walls and floors. Fuck Def Jam and Dipset. I can’t wait for all these east coast niggaz to get through the denial phase son. The coast is ova the coast is ova! The best EastCoast producers is from everywhere but the east. Fuck Boogiemonsters!

  • jonjon-23

    All the lawyer cares about is the publicity he would get from this case. He doesn’t care about whether he has a chance of winning. Publicity equates to money.

  • Kaptain

    Somebody please put JON JON in the ignoramus zoo…he obviously belongs there. Matter of fact he is the main attarction!

  • http://www.motocross.com babythug

    YOU ARE SO FUCKING LAME.

  • http://n/a EAST COAST

    BIG SAID IT BEST….”MO’MONEY MO’ PROBLEMS” WAISBROD YOU’RE A FAGGOT! FUCK YOU SINCERELY! JAY WATTUP KID?

  • carol taylor evans

    08-21-06
    Jay is not stupid by a far shot. some of these people think they could run anything by us, Jay wouldnt have what he have, if he didnt have a head on his shoulder. he’ll be alright.and we will still be writing, as broke as we are. do you really think they care about our comments. (REALLY)

  • George

    fuck dude jay is gettin money