*Rapper Soulja Boy is being sued by a clothing designer over allegations he jacked the company’s catchphrase.
Clement Brown Jr., owner of clothing line Laundry Money, has filed a lawsuit in Michigan accusing the artist, his S.O.D. Money Gang Entertainment company and several associates of stealing the firm’s slogan and using it as their “code of honor.”
According to the lawsuit, Laundry Money’s slogan, which was copyrighted in 2008, reads:
“grind…hustle hard…double up…
flip…stack…get your weight up…
buy property…network…build credit…stay determined…”
According to the lawsuit, Soulja Boy merely added lines to Brown’s slogan:
“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…”
Clement Brown Jr. and Laundry Money seek an unknown amount in damages for loss of sales, lost profits, loss of good will, copyright infringement and injunction to prevent the further use of the slogan.