Soulja Boy will have to defend his honor in a lawsuit that accuses him of stealing a slogan. Clement Brown, Jr. who owns the clothing line Laundry Money filed a federal lawsuit in Michigan on Friday, July 30 against Soulja Boy, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, for copyright infringement.
The lawsuit alleges that Soulja Boy got the verbiage for his S.O.D. Money Gang "code of honor" from a Laundry Money t-shirt with its slogan on it, a slogan that Brown says was copyrighted in 2008.
According to allhiphop.com, the t-shirt reads:
"grind...hustle hard...double up...flip...stack...get your weight up...save...cop...invest...re-cop...reinvest...buy property...network...build credit...stay determined..."
The S.O.D. Money Gang code of honor is used by Soulja Boy and his crew in their slogan and even on their website, says the lawyer for Brown. Soulja Boy's is as follows:
"Grind..Hustle..Double Up..Flip..Stack..Get Yo Weight Up..Save..Shop..Invest..Recoup.
Own Your Own Business..Buy Property..Network..Build Credit..Stay Determined..Stay Focused..
Stay Dedicated..Never Lie To your Higher Authority..Have Goals..Always Remember money First…
Gang Color Yellow and Green…Never Snitch..etc…"
The lawyer also says that some of the slogan is even tattooed on Soulja Boy.
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