New York, June 20 (ANI): Jay-Z has been sued by author Patrick White for lifting portions of his writing and using them as his own in the rapper's best-selling book 'Decoded'.
In a case filed on June 13 in Los Angeles, White accused the 42-year-old of plagiarism.
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, the New York Daily quoted White as claiming in the handwritten lawsuit.
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, he added.
According to Allhiphop.com, White is also including co-author Dream Hampton and Random House publishing in the lawsuit seeking unspecified damages.
The rapper's 2010 bestseller is a collection of lyrics and the story behind their meanings.
White is seeking damages for copyright infringement and invasion of property. (ANI)