Jay-Z Sued Over Roc-A-Fella Hand Gesture

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Pro wrestler Diamond Dallas Page has filed a lawsuit in Federal Court in Los Angeles alleging copyright infringement for Hov’s use of the diamond hand gesture that has come to be the symbol of Roc-a-fella Records. Page claims that he has been using the "Diamond Cutter" signal for the last decade inside the ring and out as a trademark of his wrestling persona as well as on the cover of his recent book "Yoga for Regular Guys".

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Ok, so my question is, can you even copyright a goddamn hand gesture? If so, then I’m about to register the peace sign and the middle finger, and clean up on royalties. Seriously though, this lawsuit is obviously a result of Jay’s new status as rap’s wealthiest artist. I mean if that’s not the case, then why isn’t Page suing Nas, who has clearly been throwing up the diamond since ’94.

(Props to Rizoh for the Nas pic)


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27 Responses to “Jay-Z Sued Over Roc-A-Fella Hand Gesture”

  1. Bol Says:

    In amateur wrestling, that’s the signal to the ref that you plan to start in the “international” position rather than the up or down positions.

    No homo.

  2. e-dubbs Says:

    Funny thing is, I can actually see Dallas winning this lawsuit. I hope not though.

  3. T Nelson Says:

    thats funny why dont he sue the delta’s sorority they got the same hand signal

  4. strongchef Says:

    if u dont think vince is secretly behind this then ur not paying attention, he is one of the best marketers of our time plus he knows how to get attention

  5. mofo Says:

    bs

  6. Rizoh Says:

    shit i’m about to copyright my footsteps

  7. e-dubbs Says:

    i’m bout to copyright the cripwalk and stackin’ gang signs and sue snoop..

  8. mofo Says:

    or justin timberlake

  9. thekid10705 Says:

    Copyright the fart I just ripped kidddd!!!!!

  10. SEEUNO YBN Says:

    THIS IS JUST STUPID FUCK DALLAS PAGE YOUR LITTLE YOGA SHIT AINT MAKING ANY DOE? HE HASNT WRESTLED IN LIKE 9 YEARS AND NOW HE WANNA SUE JAY FOR THE DIAMOND GET A GRIP I GUESS THERES NO RETIREMENT PLAN FOR WRESTLERS HUH THIS HASBIND PROBABLY SAW JAY ON THE COVER OF ROLLING STONE AND STARTED HATING NOTHING NEW EVERYBODY WANTS A PIECE OF THE ROC JAY DONT GIVE HIM SHIT !! I WANNA COPYRIGHT THIS SENTENCE ”YOU KNOW WHAT IM SAYIN”………ILL BE RICH BY MORNING

  11. BluCivic Girl Says:

    He can’t sue under copyright law for a hand sign. I took a course on copyright law in law school and one requirement to sue for copyright infringement is fixation. Meaning there must be some sort of writing. Therefore, I don’t know how he can claim a copyright infringment in a hand gesture. If he is sueing for trademark infringement then that is something different.

  12. Demiks Says:

    *Throws up the dynasty sign* [Not the Diamond Cutter]

  13. Mo'Nique Says:

    tha dynasty sign look betta anyway. but for serious happy birthday to me happy birthday to me happy birthday Mo’Nique happy birthday to me…anybody want sum cake.

  14. Ves Says:

    if you want to get technical… Diamond Dallas Page spreads his fingers after the dimond formed by his thumbs & pointers [ NOMO] while HOV keeps his fingers together. theyre two different ‘hand gestures’

  15. cinnie Says:

    did page run out of money already to resort to this? i’m sure he’s not the originator of the gesture either. the point is that rocafella has clearly incorporated the symbol into its claim, while nobody gives a damn about some old wrestler. so if he tries to take away ‘the roc’ from the roc and hurt careers just because HIS career is over, i don’t know what is to become of him. what an idiot.

  16. whogivesawhat Says:

    fuck jigga….. he bite that shit straight up !!!! DDP aint getting shit but when it all comes down to it Jigga is A BITTER not a Writter

  17. Krome Says:

    What the fuck?????

  18. kabab king Says:

    HAHAH

  19. HollyHood (future g- unit artist) Says:

    JAY MADE DAT UP

  20. kae kay k(H.S.M) Says:

    fukkk outta here!!! anyway jay i got that theme song for the nets 2

  21. RayZ Says:

    watt? thts da Rocafella sign 4 lyk and no one gonna change dat!

  22. RayZ Says:

    fuk page i neva heard of no page b4 Jigga man da greatest along wid rocafella. ROC on

  23. JayZ Says:

    I aint gettin sued for shit!

  24. Tupac Says:

    Page is a dickhed

  25. Eric Says:

    Diamond Dallas Page is a complete MORON along with his attorneys. That hand sign has been used for YEARS by a historical black sorority known as Delta Sigma Theta. So if anyone can, tell DDP to sit down and educate himself and to earn his next dollar. Bum ass individual

  26. Frank Says:

    This is definately bullshit but Jay isn’t even doing the dynasty sign, he’s actually recreating the ‘Annuit Coeptis’ pyramid from American money. That is why his left eye is showing. On the pyramid, it is also a left eye showing.
    I know it began as the dynasty sign, but I’m pretty sure when he does the eye thing it’s meant to be the pyramid.

  27. Charles Says:

    Technically, he CAN copyright it, if he registered it under an act of pantomime.

    I hope he didn’t go through that length to copyright it though…
    That’d be a little sad.

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