A Manhattan judge has instructed a perfume company to compensate Jay-Z nearly $7 million in unpaid royalties for his Gold Jay Z fragrance.
Jay-Z is owed $6.78 million in unpaid royalties, including interest, according to Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Andrew Borrok.
In October 2016, Parlux lost a $68 million lawsuit accusing the “Empire State of Mind” rapper of neglecting to advertise the eponymous fragrance in accordance with the requirements of their 2012 contract.
The “99 Problems” rhymer, 52, countersued for $4.5 million in royalties, and after a three-week trial, the jury determined that neither side should be held liable for damages.
Parlux sued Jay Z for $67M but lost the lawsuit. The fragrance company now owes Jay Z around $7M. Hov was not lying when he said “smokin on the Parlux pack tonight” 😂🐐 pic.twitter.com/ycA78LRxbr— 👨🏾💻💫 (@lowlifejoe_) August 27, 2022
However, an appeals court ruled in February that Parlux should be held liable for royalty payments dating back to 2015, having left the amount to be decided by Borrok, who presided over the trial.
On Thursday, Parlux filed an appeal against Borrok’s decision.
“We’ve been awarded and will be receiving the money as we should,” Jay-Z’s lawyer Alex Spiro told The Post.