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