You Ain’t the Boss of Jay Z Photo
5/15/2015 3:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rick Ross may be tight with Jay Z, but that doesn’t mean he can go using pics of Jay wherever he wants … according to the photographer who says Rick jacked his work — for about half a second!
Rick just got sued by a photog named Armen Djerrahian, and in the docs he says he took a pretty famous photo of ‘Hova back in 2003. The image shows Jay throwing up the roc — the popular hand gesture representing his label … Roc-A-Fella Records.
Djerrahian says the shot popped up in Ricky Rozay’s new music video for his song, “Movin’ Bass” .. which features Jay Z. We checked, and he’s right … it does — but only in a montage highlighting Jay’s success.
It’s on-screen for fractions of a second, but those milliseconds could cost Rick and his label, Def Jam. Djerrahian’s suing for all the profits they made off using the Jay Z image, and a court order to block them from further use.