Beyoncé is facing legal action over the alleged use of her husband Jay Z‘s Roc-A-Fella Records logo in her Drunk In Love video.
Artist Dwayne Walker previously claimed he was hired to create the logo in 1995 and tried to sue Jay Z, his former business partner Damon Dash, and executives at Universal Music Group over the issue in 2012, demanding $7 million (£5.6 million) in unpaid royalties.
His suit was dismissed in September (16) due to a lack of evidence, but now Walker is trying his luck by taking Beyoncé to court.
According to legal papers obtained by TMZ.com, Walker maintains he owns the copyright to the original Roc-A-Fella design and alleges the superstar failed to obtain his permission before featuring it in her 2013 promo for Drunk in Love, which also stars Jay Z.
Interestingly, the only time the logo appears onscreen is in a quick shot of the rapper’s diamond studded pendant, but Jay Z is not listed as a defendant in the suit.
Walker is demanding the video be pulled from circulation and is seeking a slice of the profits.
Beyoncé’s representative has yet to comment on the report.