Jay-Z desires to know simply how a lot cash his well-known cognac line is making, and he is filed a lawsuit in opposition to his companions at Bacardi to get that info.
In docs obtained by TMZ Hip Hop, Jay-Z’s firm, SC Liquor, is demanding whole monetary readability from Bacardi in relation to D’Usse … the highest shelf cognac model through which Jay and Bacardi are 50/50 companions.
Jay and the booze big have co-owned D’Usse since 2011 … he recurrently shouts out the model in his songs, and even drank it from considered one of his Grammys as soon as to advertise. Nevertheless, the lawsuit makes it clear one thing in regards to the partnership — formally named D’Usse LLC — is not sitting nicely.
Within the docs, Jay-Z’s co. says it wants all books and data, the situation of all warehouses storing D’Usse barrels, bottles and equipment … in addition to all data relating to Bacardi’s bodily stock and its stock course of.
It is unclear what’s prompting Jay to demand this data, however it’s clear there is a stage of mistrust between the companions. One sentence from the docs appears fairly telling: SC Liquor says it must “monitor the conduct of [Bacardi’s] enterprise to guard SC’s rights as” a companion within the firm.
We have reached out to Jay-Z and Bacardi for remark … up to now, no phrase again.