Jay-Z sues Australian woman for using his lyrics to sell children’s books

Jay-Z sues Australian woman for using his lyrics to sell children’s books

Jessica Chiha and her business The Little Homie are being sued in the federal court by US rapper Jay-Z, legally named Shawn Carter, who accuses them of knowingly infringing on his trademarks and misleading conduct.

As The Guardian reports, the Australian woman says she’ll fight the rapper’s copyright lawsuit.

“We are unbelievably disappointed to find ourselves caught in a legal battle with someone whose music we love and adore,” Chiha said in a statement on Thursday.

The online retailer raised $8,000 on Kickstarter to publish the “AB to Jay-Z” picture book, which refers to well-known rappers to teach the alphabet.

The book reportedly came to Jay-Z’s attention after controversy broke over accusations of cultural appropriation and racism in 2017 when a customer asked if the company was black-owned.