After failing to reach an agreement, Jay-Z's case against Hip Hop photographer Jonathan Mannion will proceed to trial. According to court records obtained by AllHipHop, Hov and Mannion were unable to reach an agreement in the matter. Jay-Z is suing a well-known Hip Hop photographer for selling images of the Grammy-winning rapper without his consent.
Because the two parties could not reach an agreement, the case will be heard in court. The trial is set to begin on July 22, 2022.
Mannion was engaged as a photographer by Jay-Z in the 1990s. Mannion's photograph became the cover of Hov's debut album Reasonable Doubt.
According to the complaint, Mannion has benefited Jay-Z's likeness by selling posters and t-shirts displaying those old pictures. According to the Roc Nation CEO, Mannion requested 'tens of millions of dollars' to discontinue exploiting Jay Z image. Mannion filed a motion to dismiss the claims in August of last year. A court ruled in favour of the photographer, allowing the case to proceed.