Jay-Z is lumping up a tea house in Alabama claiming the place was rockin' his music without paying the price.
Just like Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi and Gwen Stefani, Jay also signed on to a lawsuit against a small business that plays his music without paying for the rights.
This time the sting operation went down at a place in Mobile, AL called A Spot of Tea -- which turns into a nightclub called Club Insanity.
According to the lawsuit, agents working for ASCAP -- an enforcer of music royalties -- observed the bar rocking out all sorts of tunes they're not allowed to play, including:
- Mary Jane by Rick James
- Erotica by Madonna
- Rock With You by Michael Jackson
- Umbrella by Rihanna and Jay-Z
Now Jay-Z, along with the publishers of the other songs, wants the Tea-bags to pay up.
And really, he could use the cash...
Jay-Z Sues Tea House for Ripping 'Umbrella'
12/2/2009 2:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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