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Jay Z fighting to keep financial & criminal records outof ‘Big Pimpin’ lawsuit

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Rapper Jay Z is asking a judge to keep his financial
and criminal records confidential in his ‘Big Pimpin’
lawsuit, insisting the documents do not pertain to the
case.
The hip-hop mogul has been locked in a California
court battle with Osama Ahmed Fahmy since 2007,
after he alleged Jay Z’s hit song, Big Pimpin violates
his rights to his uncle Baligh Hamdy’s Egyptian
composition, Khosara, Khosara, which was released
in 1957.
Jay Z has maintained the song is protected under a
previous licensing agreement made by producer
Timbaland when the song was released in 2000, but a
trial date has been set for later this year if the two
parties cannot come to an agreement.
Fahmy is reportedly seeking the financial paperwork
to show how much the rapper made during each
concert he performed the track and claims that Jay
Z’s criminal past is relevant because he stole the
track.
In 1999, Jay Z pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in the
stabbing of record executive Lance Rivera and was
sentenced to three years probation.
A judge has yet to rule on Jay Z’s request, according
to TMZ.com.

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