Jay-Z and R. Kelly
filed a lawsuit yesterday seeking to halt the selling of bootleg merchandise outside
of the venues that will showcase their “Best of Both World’s Tour.”
The two granted
Bravado International Group Merchandising Services the rights to sell their
images on a variety of officially endorsed merchandise.
The lawsuit seeks
to restrain the open air markets for merchandise that frequently arise outside
of the major arenas the two will play.
The lawsuit calls for federal, state and local law officials to seize any bootlegged or unofficial
merchandise from unauthorized vendors.
The concert kicks
off on September 29th and will hit over 40 cities. The duo’s collaboration,
Best of Both Worlds: Unfinished Business hits stores October 26th.
The album features
11 previously unreleased songs and the first singles are "Big Chips"
and "Don’t Let Me Die."