Jeezy Settles Logo Lawsuit With Hells Angels

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Jeezy Settles Logo Lawsuit With Hells Angels

Rapper goes for payout in dispute with motorcycle club over his 8723 Apparel line.

Published May 19, 2014

Young Jeezy is a boss who can admit when he is at fault. The CEO of CTE has agreed to settle in a lawsuit with international motorcycle club the Hells Angels after the bikers sued him for "copying" their iconic Death Head logo.

Jeezy launched his clothing line, 8732 Apparel, in October 2013, featuring a winged logo and lettering, which closely resembled that of the Harley-riding biker club. Although Hells Angels is considered an organized crime syndicate by the U.S. Department of Justice, they had no problem taking Jeezy to court. The group claimed the rapper made a lot of money in profits off of the merchandise, and they wanted a cut.

According to TMZ, the case was settled out of court once the "R.I.P." rapper agreed to cough up an undisclosed amount of cash.

Hells' fury over their Death Head logo didn't start with Jeezy, however. Back in 2012, they slapped MTV and Rob Dyrdek with a suit after Dyrdek made the same mistake as Jeezy, plastering a confusingly similar logo all over his "Young and Recklass" T-shirts.

In Jeezy's case, both camps are reportedly happy with the settlement. There is no word as yet as to what the new logo for 8732 will look like.

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Written by Dominique Zonyeé


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