Jay-Z Is Reportedly Suing Bacardi Over D’USSÉ Cognac Partnership

Jay-Z has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Bacardi, his partner on the cognac brand D’USSÉ. The rapper and Bacardi have been 50-50 co-owners of D’USSÉ since 2011 and Jay-Z has promoted the cognac over the years, frequently name-dropping it in his tracks.

According to documents obtained by TMZ Hip Hop, lawyers for Jay-Z’s company SC Liquor are demanding transparency surrounding D’USSÉ.

The lawsuit “says it needs all books and records, the location of all warehouses storing D’Usse barrels, bottles and accessories, as well as all info regarding Bacardi’s physical inventory and its inventory process,” TMZ reported.

It’s not entirely clear what’s going on between Jay-Z and Bacardi or what has brought on the suit. One excerpt from the document claims that SC Liquor needs to “monitor the conduct of [Bacardi’s] business to protect SC’s rights” as a co-owner in D’USSÉ, per TMZ.

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