Beyonce is getting hit with another lawsuit, this time by clothing designer Dwayne Walker, who claims she unlawfully used the Roc-A-Fella logo in her 2013 video “Drunk in Love.”
According to Billboard, Walker claims he created the basis for the logo for Jay-Z, Damon Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke’s record label when it was launched in 1995. The logo features an “R” over a vinyl record with a champagne bottle as the record player needle.
In the video, the logo is on Jay’s chain which Bey holds around his shoulder and is seen for only a second or so.
In 2012, Walker tried to sue Jay, Dame Dash, and Universal Music Group (the logo’s current owner) claiming he’s entitled to royalties over the logo’s use through a contract, which Walker says he lost in 1998. Jay, Dame, and UMG claimed Walker didn’t’ create the logo, rather an in-house Roc-A-Fella art director. In September, a NY federal judge threw out Walker’s suit claiming the waited too long and that there’s no proof of the existence of the contract.
Doesn’t seem like Walker has a case to me. What do you think, Roomies?