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No kidding: David Ortiz is being sued by Jay-Z

Apr 15, 2010, 8:08 PM EDT

According to ABCNews.com, hip-hop mogul Jay-Z (and his associates) filed a suit Thursday in Manhattan federal court accusing Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz of “marketplace confusion and damage” for opening a “Forty/Forty” night club in the Dominican Republic.

Jay-Z owns like-named “40/40″ clubs in New York City, Las Vegas and Atlantic City along with business partner Juan Perez. 

“David Ortiz is fully aware of plaintiff’s Manhattan 40/40
Club, since he had been a patron there on several occasions long before
he opened his infringing Forty/Forty Club,” reads the suit.

Jay-Z is well known for being a Yankees fan, and even claims to have made the “Yankee cap more famous than a Yankee can,” in the criminally overplayed “Empire State of Mind.”  There’s probably a joke to be made here about New York pulling a fast one on Boston, or the Red Sox copying off the Yankees yet again, but this story really is plenty funny all by itself.  And Big Papi is struggling enough at the plate.

  1. Dee - Apr 17, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    AWWWWWWW BIG BLUE YOU SOUND LIKE A BITTER RACIST NEW YORK CITY COP WHO CANT STAND THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR JOB!

  2. G. - Apr 17, 2010 at 10:24 AM

    Robyn, Robyn, Robyn…….you’re just a dumb piece of stink ass sh**. Now, get back to your porn movie making job….with your third grade education. Wait….make that second grade.

  3. Sandra - Apr 17, 2010 at 10:27 AM

    LMAO

  4. Billy Bob - Apr 17, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    Hey j-z or Hova or Assclown, with all your $ why dont you sue Joe Camel for stealing your Looks, really,, put the 2 pics together and you will almost see twins… get real and spend your money on the misslsd youth in the ghetto where you came from and the children who buy all you so called musack.

  5. dee - Apr 17, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    That is in the Dominican Republican. Is he filing suit over their, and do he also have a club he pattened with that country for that same name. Please JZ, you are not hurting for money, and that name is not depriving you of any so what’s up.

  6. NYC - Apr 17, 2010 at 10:37 AM

    What the hell does Jay Z’s looks have to do with Ortiz being wrong as two left feet. He did this nonsense on purpose. I was in the 40/40 in NYC when he was there, so he knows this is a NYC hot spot. Second thing RACIST ROBYN, because you have to be white to say the most ignorant crap of the day about Jay’s singing voice, he is a RAPPER that makes more money than your whole family !!!! You and everyone else are just haters. You can’t stand to see this Black Man and his Beautiful wife run the entire music, urban clothing and entertainment industries period. Get a life !!!!

  7. Samirah - Apr 17, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    First and foremost, Jay-Z is the greatest MC since Biggie and Tupac. SInce it apparent that all you that are hating on him don’t know anything about music, shut the hell up and stop hating. Second, this dude didn’t think of the club name first, so Jay has every right to sue. And everyone who is calling Jay a douchebag and ugly, get off his NUTS!!! He got more class and taste than all of you!!! B***CHES!

  8. mike - Apr 17, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    Jay Z Sucks. The guy is not a singer. If you think rap is music, you all nuts. The orignal Yankee cap is the best and if Jay Z thinks his is better then he is crazy. And for him to go sue someone for a name of restaurant that is similar to his, get over it, maybe it will help your business in the states.

  9. NYC - Apr 17, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    What the f*#k is that supposed to mean ???

  10. mystasmyth - Apr 17, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    mr. jones ,in frankfort, ky. had the 40/40 club first it layed off the campus of kentucky state college.before either one was born. so ,who,s he going to sue?

  11. Samirah - Apr 17, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    You are a racist asshole!!!!!! You couldn’t or wouldn’t last 5 seconds in the projects he grew up in or any projects for that matter!!!! I hate to wish bad on people, but I hope someone catch your faggot ass in a dark alley. Then again, you might like it. Stupid ass!

  12. Topper - Apr 17, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    Hey Mike, what’s a ‘doushebags’ LOL idiot.

  13. RapSucks - Apr 17, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    He has money because for some reason our system’s allows morons to have money.Mostly from drug sales and car thefts other crimes for the itiotic..We are a dumb people and most definately Rap fans are amongst the dumbest of people.Look at haterboy Samirah’s comment like something out of the trash dumpster.Parent’s in the 80′s are responsible for making a generation of morons.Rap is the least talented brainwash there is,no instrument involved and half the C-Rap doesn’t even rhyme except from a mispronouciation of lack of intelligence.

  14. Dee - Apr 17, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    Philip Belcher, if you had listened to rap maybe you would know how to spell, and speak better. Based on the way you spelled in your comment gives me a bit of an idea on how you speak. Also for the person who just wanted to know who pays jay-Z and Papi, well obviously you are ignorant to the fact that because you don’t like them, others obviously do, and those are the people paying them. Anytime some buys his records, download them, or attend his concerts he makes money. Papi, the owners of the baseball team he plays for pays him for his skills that brings in money for them. Now if you want to know why anyone buy their records or why anyone would pay for Papi to play for their team, it is obviously they have what some people like. Not everyone have the same taste, but they have enough fans to give them a hefty payday. How big is your paycheck.

  15. Samirah - Apr 17, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    Billy Bob, that’s what the hell you sound like. Some trailer trash lame. If you knew anything about Jay-Z, you would know he gives back and visit the projects he grew up in every year at Christmas and Thanksgiving giving clothes, toys, and food. Maybe one of your so-called “musack” singers can help sponsor your kindergarten GED. Dumbass!!!
    You fake Boston fans have made this a race war instead of what it is; a business matter. If these articles are too much for your intelligence, please stick to stuff you know like learning your colors or sounding out letters. PLEASE!!!

  16. Rick from the Mil - Apr 17, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    Jay-Z is a bitch.He is within his legal rights because Poppi knew the name of the club,he should have asked first.But,seriously Jay-Z,c’mon,you’ve got the hottest wife on the planet,do you need everything,Asshole.

  17. chaz64 - Apr 17, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    i am a sox fan…i dont care for jay z much…ive hated yanks since 78/79 but………..if i were to open up mcdonalds in DR…..big problems with the army of lawyers micky d would shove up my ass.jay z is right…hate to say it…but he is so wrong about the cap crap..reggie jackson(just as ugly also)MORE FAMOUS..JETTER..ALSO A MUCH MORE HANDSOME MAN..COULD GET MORE WHITE CHICKS THAN GORILLA FACE…MORE FAMOUS…LETS NOT MENTION CURRENT AND FORMER GREATS THAT WORE THE CAP…SORRY SOX FANS.I HATE PRAISING THE YANKS BUT JAY Z IS INSULTING IS OWN EMPIRE STATE TEAM..HE WONT BE THROWING OUT ANY FIRST PITCHES AYNTIME SOON.AS FOR ORTIZ..HE WAS GREAT.NOT ANYMORE..

  18. THE ONE - Apr 17, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    all the people talkin shit on here is WHITE SO ur OPINION DONT COUNT WHEN IT COMES TO THIS SHIT CUZ YALL SOME ANNOYIN RACIST PEOPLE ANYWAYZ SO STOP WASTIN YALL TIME JAYZ SOLD MORE RECORDS THAN ELVIS AND THE BEATLES GOOGLE IT SO OF COURSE HE IS A STREET POET HE HAS ONE OF THE EASIEST JOBS IN THE WORLD AND STILL GET PAID MORE THAN ALL OF U PUT TOGETHER

  19. ray jackson - Apr 17, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    WHY ARE WE SO HATEFUL? IS IT REALLY ABOUT JAY OR ORTIZ.
    OR US JUST HATING EACH OTHER, SOME OF THE RACIST COMMENTS
    WHERE MADE BY BLACKS AGAINST JAY, REALLY DO WE REALLY CARE.
    THEY ARE BOTH BALCK MEN WHO SPEAK A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE SO,
    WHY THE HATE. I AM BLACK I OWN NO JAY Z RECORDS.I AM LISTENING
    NOW TO FRANK. RACE NON ISSUE IN THIS MATTER, GET REAL. OH I
    MEANT “SINATRA”

  20. copy - Apr 17, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    why would poppi use that name…those numbers must mean something to him….

  21. Mama - Apr 17, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    Wow! It is amazing to me how ignorant and racist you people are. Funny, when a black man is successful and famous (I mean both of them) people just become jealous and envious. So sad. Don’t hate! Congratulate!

  22. Jarrett - Apr 17, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    First off the person who said jay z has more money than gos shame on you!! you should watch what u say because jay z can die he is human just like u and me and god can see and hear everything and on judgement day that comment will come back to haunt you but anyway Jay-z is not all what his is cracked up to be if u watch beef it comes on fuse about how jay and roc broke up u will see he sold him self out and he act like he made such a great move But its loney at the top

  23. ken - Apr 17, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    mr green had the 40/40 club in the 50,s til now off the ky. state university campus.so,is jay z going to pay mr green or his family? hmmm

  24. Samirah - Apr 17, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    First of all, dumbass I am a female. Any INTELLIGENT person with half a brain could tell that by the name. Second, I grew up the same place that Jay-Z did and grew up on rap music and went to the top black college in America. So there is nothing dumb about me. There is no wrong with rap music that isn’t wrong with the music you listen to. Maybe if you come out of the gutter sometime, you might realize it. Bitch!

  25. Real Hip Hop - Apr 17, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    Jay Z should sue himself for stealing Notorious B.I.G.’s rhymes! Pay Ms. Wallace !!!

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