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Jay Z's Rocawear

Sued

Accused of T-Shirt Jacking

8/26/2013 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jay Z and Rocawear have no business plastering the phrase "Hood Love" all over t-shirts ... so says the pissed off company that owns the phrase and is now suing the pants off Jigga's clothing label.

HoodLove, LLC -- a for-profit company dedicated to improving poverty stricken communities -- filed the lawsuit against ROC Apparel Group earlier this month ... over one specific shirt in the Rocawear line, which reads HoodLove in giant letters.

HoodLove says it's owned the trademark since 2006 -- and claims Jay's company came along and started making a buck ... confusing the public, and trading off their good name.

It's not clear how much cash Rocawear's made off the shirts, but HoodLove is suing for the profits ... and also wants the apparel yanked from stores.

27 COMMENTS

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1.

Veronica    

Go git that money from 'camel joe' he got it!! LMAO!!

425 days ago
2.

Winter    

wtf... is this blacktmz.com ? Because more than 1/2 of the celeb news are about them, what is going on? Is there no more white celebs in the USA? What is happening?

425 days ago
3.

char    

Jayz is no longer a part of roc-a-wear.

425 days ago
4.

NOT ELMO    


Jay Z's Rocawear
Sued
Accused of T-Shirt Jacking....................GREAT NEWS !

425 days ago
5.

kitnplayn    

Thief.

425 days ago
6.

Truth    

BELIEVE IT... BEYAAWWWNCE SWAGGER JACKS LYRICS SO NO DOUBT HER GHETTO PIMP MASTER DOES THE SAME. #TRUTH!!

425 days ago
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FiFi    

Damn right. Sue that theiving Bassstard!!!!!!

425 days ago
8.

V-Spot    

Really who the hell even wears Roc-a-wear?

425 days ago
9.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

"Hood Love"? "Jigga"???

What animals want to promote this crap?

425 days ago
10.

3Storms    

A rapper stole someone else's idea. What a surprise.

425 days ago
11.

penguin    

Maybe if they drop the claim jay will give them a police escort to one of his concerts

425 days ago
12.

Mark    

Jay Z doesn't own Roc anymore. He sold it.

425 days ago
13.

geincolo    

This dude is no better than your average money grubbing white republican. Remember when he got shamed out of making a profit off of the "Occupy Wall Street" tees.
Just another rich American ass that happens to be a black dude. What an idiot!

425 days ago
14.

terrell m    

jay z been sold rocawear years ago.. I would have to believe tmz's staff is smarter than this... but from the post I see so far its obvious that its readers aren't.. JAY SOLD ROCAWEAR YEARS AGO FOR 200+ MILLION. so blame the big wigs running rocawear now.. you people don't care about facts at all do you???

425 days ago
15.

TigerLily    

fo real tho, lmao!

425 days ago
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