Jay Z, Beyonce Sued by California Prisoner for Stealing Songs
If you’re a big celebrity, being in the public eye can bring a lot of ridiculous things your way. This looks like the case for Beyonce and Jay Z today. The power couple is being sued by a prisoner for $2 billion for allegedly stealing song lyrics while he’s been behind bars.
Richard Dupree, who’s currently locked up in California State Prison, Corcoran, has filed a lawsuit against Bey and Jay, Chris Brown, Kanye West and Rihanna in district court on April 21. According to Dupree, Jay and Bey have been working with the CIA, FBI and Homeland Security to spy on him and his songwriting, and Chris, Kanye and Rihanna are in it as co-conspirators. Dupree claims that they stole 3,000 of his songs.
Not only does he want $2 billion, but Dupree also wants immediate release from jail.
As crazy as this entire story sounds, Jay Z is no stranger to lawsuits. In March, the rapper, along with Damon Dash and Universal Music Group, were ordered to present documentation and depositionsregarding the Roc-A Fella logo. The case stems from July 2012, when Dwayne Walker, a New York City designer and creator of the Roc-A-Fella logo in 1995, filed a lawsuit against the hip-hop mogul that includes breach of contract and copyright infringement.