Jay-Z Sued For Plagiarism Over Best-Selling Book Decoded
Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2012 08:45 AM PDT

jayzparis042311_01_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - Jay-Z is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit by a man who claims his work was illegally used in his memoir Decoded.

On June 13, Patrick White filed a suit against the rapper claiming that he lifted portions of his writing and used them as his own.

"In 2009, my personal computer was compromised, resulting in my personal work to be used in Jay-Z’s book Decoded which was released in 2010," White's suit states. "The book contains various expressions/colors/phrases which correlates to my work. After contacting or attempting to contact the co-author, I got no reply."

Author Dream Hampton and Random House publishing have also been named in the suit where White is seeking unspecified damages.

Decoded was Jay-Z's 2010 bestseller contains a collection of his lyrics and the story behind their meaning.