According to NME, a man named Patrick White has filed a handwritten lawsuit against Jay-Z over his 2010 'Decoded' book which breaks down the thoughts and experiences behind the rapper's lyrics.
White says that much of the content of the 'Decoded' book was taken from his laptop computer which was stolen in 2009.
White says the following in the legal papers filed in United States District Court on June 13:
"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 book [Decoded] contains various expressions/colors/phrases, which correlates to my work. After contacting or attempting to contact the co-author, I got no reply."
This is just odd.