Coming up with lyrics for a new song was the last thing on Jay Z's mind on Thursday. He was quite occupied filing a lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court against Boston Red Sox power hitter, David Ortiz.
Jay is accusing Ortiz of using the name, Forty-Forty, for a new club Ortiz opened in his home country, Dominican Republic. HOV (aka Jay-Z) currently owns sports clubs in New York, Atlantic City, and Las Vegas all named 40/40. From Jay Z's perspective, the names are too similiar, forcing a suit against Ortiz. HOV feels Ortiz is profiting off of his club's name and confusing it with his own establishments.
It seems like Jay has a strong case no matter how you spell it out. Jay-Z is hoping to receive $5 million in damages along with Ortiz giving up the rights to use the name 40/40 in any way.
Maybe the Jigga Man would've let this slide if Ortiz was on the Yankees. Now it looks like we have a new reason to hate each other even more.