The singer has been sued by author Patrick White of stealing portions of his writing and using them without his consent on Jay Z's 2010 song book Decoded. White claimed his laptop was stolen in 2009.
"My personal computer was compromised, resulting in my personal work to be used in Jay-Z's book Decoded which was released in 2010," he explained in the hand-written lawsuit," White wrote in a letter, reports aceshowbiz.com.
"The book [Decoded] contains various expressions/colours/phrases, which correlates to my work. After contacting or attempting to contact the co-author, I got no reply," he said.
White filed the legal documents in United States District Court June 13. He's suing for copyright infringement and invasion of property.