New York, N.Y. – JAY-Z has flipped the script in his fragrance lawsuit with Parlux. According to TMZ, Hov was awarded $4.5 million in royalties on Thursday (February 24) by an appellate court in New York City stemming from past cologne sales that have stacked up, which Jay’s attorneys legally requested last fall.
The Brooklyn mogul and Parlux cut a deal in 2012 and they released their Gold by Jay Z fragrance a year later.
Parlux then sued Hov in 2016 after the cologne tanked and blamed Jay for not promoting the fragrance line properly. They alleged that Hov failed to show up for the Macy’s 2014 Jay-Z Gold launch and also skipped out on promo spots for Good Morning America.
In November, an NYC judge ruled that JAY-Z didn’t breach his contract with Parlux and helped him legally dodge the $67 million lawsuit.
“You failed to prove your case, they failed to prove their case,” Justice Andrew Borrok reportedly stated to Parlux’s legal team following the verdict. “You’re excused.”
JAY-Z told reporters at the time, “I’d like to express my gratitude to the jury, especially during these difficult times.”
Although they didn’t address his $6 million countersuit for royalties in November, the jury inside the appellate court then awarded him the $4.5 million on Thursday.
“The record is clear: Parlux sold licensed products after July 31, 2015, but failed to pay royalties on those sales,” Justice John Higgitt wrote in his unanimous decision today.