Jay-Z Sued By 40/40 Club Designer For Décor Replication

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Club interior designer Ilan Waisbod filed a lawsuit against the Club’s owner,

Shawn “Jay-Z’ Carter, last week, alleging that the rapper reproduced

his décor designs for a new 40/40 Club without his permission.Waisbod’s

design, complete with flat-screen televisions, hanging chairs and a Lucite safe

to guard the Cognac and other highly-priced spirits, was allegedly used by Jay-Z

for a second 40/40 Club in Atlantic City, the New York Post reported.Jay-Z

was working on the plans to open clubs with similar interiors in Las Vegas, Los

Angeles and Singapore. The re-use of similar designs, the lawsuitclaimed,

was a violation of the club’s agreement with Waisbod’s design firm, Studio Gaia.Representatives

for the rapper were unavailable for comment as of press time.In

related news, Jay-Z’s Rocawear clothing line announced that actress/model

Jaime King would become the new face of the line, alongside supermodel Naomi Campbell.

King’s

next project Sin City 2, is set to premiere in 2007.

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