Jay Z sued for USD 18 million for his own fragrance

By: | Published: January 28, 2016 1:15 AM

Rapper Jay Z is facing an USD 18 million lawsuit for failing to promote his signature cologne.

Bosses at Perfumania Holdings Inc. claim that the “99 Problems” star failed to promote the Gold Jay Z fragrance while collecting USD 2 million in royalties, reported TMZ.

“Sales of Gold Jay Z have declined considerably because of Jay Z’s and his teams (sic) lack of interest in supporting and promoting his own brand…, while collecting a handsome guaranteed minimum royalty as well as Perfumania common stock,” the suit reads.

The cologne launched in 2014 and was the best-selling celebrity fragrance the following year (15).

However, sales have reportedly dropped and bosses at the company suggest it is because the 46-year-old rap mogul refused to make an appearance on breakfast show “Good Morning America”, turned down an interview and cover story for Women’s Wear Daily and would not appear for a promotional event at MACy’s.

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