Jay Z didn’t pass the bar but he knows a little bit. Which is why he’s representing himself at the now sensationalized “Big Pimpin” lawsuit that has been eight years in the making.
However, the trial’s drawn out chain of events or the successful millionaire rapper born Shawn Carter playing esquire isn’t the case’s biggest story at the moment. One would think Jay Z, 45, would want the “Big Pimpin” lawsuit put behind him but according to new court documents filed this past Friday, he’s asking a judge to delay the proceedings, which were supposed to begin Monday, October 13.
The reason being the plaintiff, Osama Ahmed Fahmy—the nephew of Baligh Hamdi, whose composition “Khosara, Khosara” was the song whose rights were infringed on—is claiming he can’t make the trail in person and is asking that his six-year-old deposition be used in his absence.
Jay Z and his team recognize the move as ploy and “eleventh-hour gambit” for Fahmy to avoid being cross-examined because they reportedly have a licensing agreement with an Egyptian outfit that allowed them to legally us Hamdi’s work.