Jay-Z, Damon Dash Sued Over State Property Film

jay5.jpgA Philadelphia man is suing Jay-Z, Damon Dash and Roc-A-Fella Films for $15 million over their 2002 film State Property. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, South Philly author Antonne Jones claims that the film’s plot was ripped off from his book, The Family: A Philadelphia Mob Story. Jones claims that he met with the two moguls in 1998 and offered them the rights to the story for $500,000, but was instead offered $50,000. After rejecting the lower offer, the author says he never heard from Jay and Dame again. In 2002, Roc-A-Fella Films released State Property, which went on to gross 2.1 million dollars and led to the 2005 sequel State Property 2. Jones filed his suit, which also names Lion’s Gate—the film’s distributor—in Manhattan federal court on Monday (May 21).

  • Ron Lee

    IF I WERE HIM, I WOULDN’T TAKE CREDIT FOR THAT BULLSHIT, NOW THIS NIGGA WILL NEVER GET A JOB!!!
    WHAT WAS ANTONNE’S STORY? BUNCH OF DUDES SELL DRUGS, SHOOT EACH OTHER, AND SAY “MOTHERFUCKER” 89056 TIMES IN THE MOVIE. AND YOU TRYIN TO SELL IT FOR HALF A MIL? GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE

    • drena

      just because u were unfortunate enough to be blessed with the gift of being stupid, uneducated and untalented, does not mean my brother is suppose to go creditless for something he created. My brother is a talented worker, author and person and people need to show some respect to creators that get their work stolen from them. Jay Z has been doing that for years and is married to a person who does the same thing. I wlll not be surprised if in the next few years someone comes out and say they have been ghost writing for Hov just like Keri came at B.

  • A12

    Too little too late???

  • http://www.xxlmag.com AG DA HUSTLA

    THIS NIGGA IS CRAZY WHY WOULD U TRY 2 SUE THEM5 YEARS LATER U STUPID AS FUCK AND THE MOVIE WAS GARBAGE SO I GUESS YO BOOK WAS 2

    SO BE EAZY 4 I PUSH YO WIG BACK LIKE A BLOW DRYER

  • hah

    first!

  • Fortch

    State Property pt 1 a classic cause that scene where beans butchered that old tyme hustler wit tha bat and dump his body out.

  • Fortch

    State Property pt 1 a classic cause that scene where beans butchered that old tyme hustler wit tha bat and dump his body out.

  • http://jarredr_904yahoo.com J-Reese

    Man here we go agian some dude tryen to get rich quick. man everbody want something for nothing. If he felt he was ripped off why did he cause a fit wehn the movie droped?? Man this dude is out for money.

  • http://myspace.com/profane323 USLA’s Da Click

    this is some fuckin bullshit, fuc dat nigga

  • north cak boss

    its a lil late 4 that shit,suein these two cats cuz they had a idea and made it into motion picture.all a sudden u wanna get payed out the blue.naw nigga if u hatin on rockafella get on they level

  • FUCK WHAT YOU HEARD, I RUN NEW JERZ

    so you mean just because its jay-z that he couldnt steal the idea from this dude,shit i dont even think dame got 15 million and i hope the dude gets his money just because we are just hearing about doesnt mean this dude wasnt fighting before yall niggas get off jays dick

  • mistro820

    The Game is crooket: Doesn’t matter wither your poor or rich the ski mask never comes off it’s just sugar coated…so the question is did you write that shit for me?

  • john cochran

    Unless they ripped lines and characters straight from his book, I dont think he has a case, I agree with ron lee, it didnt have much of a plot anyway. Im from philly and I got love for Beans and State p, but the movie was horrible anyway.

  • MR CHI TOWN

    state property 2 was alright but damm thats all the movie made 2.1 mil

  • dzvoti

    the lil’ mafucker shld go fuck himself where was he all these years last time i checked state property was 5yrs old

  • tony starks

    shit film these shit rappers need to stay da FUCK OUT DA UK

  • http://www.yahoo.com Streets is Watchin

    he should sue the bootleggers they made all the damn money of them shits

  • BklynBandette

    5 Years later ….. does it matter Now?

    • Drena Jones

      If I stole a thousand dollars from you and you didn’t catch me until two years later, would you be mad? Exactly.

  • REESE

    WOW

    ABOUT 5 YEARS LATER????

    I WONDER IF THIS GUY EVEN HAS MUCH OF A CASE.

    I MEAN THE MOVIE WAS PRETTY BASIC.

    GUYS FROM THE GHETTO DECIDE TO START SELLING DRUGS AND MAKE MONEY……..

    SOME GUNS GO OFF………………..

    YOU KNOW THE REST.

    I WONDER WHAT WAS SO UNIQUE ABOUT “STATE PROPERTY” THAT THIS GUY SEE’S A REASON TO SUE.

    • Drena Jones

      This guy is my brother and if you made a multi million dollar book turned movie, wouldn’t you want your money? Think with common sense.