R. Kelly, Michael Jackson and Others Suing Jay-Z’s Nightclub 40/40
According to reports, R. Kelly, (Wacko Jacko) Michael Jackson and others are suing Jay-Z’s nightclub 40/40 in New York for breaking music licensing laws. More than a dozen people have already filed a federal lawsuit against 40/40 due to entertaining patrons with unauthorized public performance of musical compositions.
A company by the name of Broadcast Music Inc., is seeking damages for copyright infringement from the co-owners of the club Desiree Gonzalez and Juan Perez on behalf of Michael Jackson and other artists. Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) is not named in the lawsuit.
According to the New York Post, a BMI researcher did a surprise visit at the club in 2006 and found out that they were playing unlicensed songs such as Billie Jean, Don’t Stop, Thoia Thoing by R. Kelly and Kayne West’s Gold Digger.