Jay-Z Sues 40/40 Club Chef Mike Shand Over Chicken Wings. Really.

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He will sue you so hard.
Oh shit son. Jay-Z is pissed. Apparently, one does not fuck with Hova and his secret chicken wing recipe without receiving a legal shitstorm of "AW HELL NAW." The precious chicken wings are a staple at the mogul's famed 40/40 club, an upscale chain of sports bars with locations in New York City, Las Vegas and not Dallas. Probably because Dallas is not the most receptive (or safest) place for Yankee fans. I digress.

According to New York-based Village Voice (and the entire Internet), Jay-Z's former personal chef, Mike Shand, is the poor bastard at the helm of what will surely turn into either a show on Food Network or a cookbook deal or (hopefully) a sweet new song about chicken.


From Shand's lawyer:

"The spice-mix recipe that Mike developed is his own recipe. 40/40 terminated him, then had the audacity to sue him for his recipes. He gave them all apart from this spice mix because it is his own. Mike had a wonderful relationship with Jay-Z and Beyonce for many years."

Chef Shand developed the sacred wing recipe himself and was subsequently terminated, taking nothing but the recipe for the spice mix with him. Enter Jay. He is now suing his former chef for the spice mix to the tune of $1.5 million. Big up to Brooklyn, indeed.

Hip hop isn't fun anymore, y'all.


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4 comments
Twinwillow
Twinwillow

If he was working as a regular paid employee of Jay-Z and developed the spice recipe on the job, he's fucked. But, if he was working as an independent contracted chef and Jay Z was one of his clients. Then, Jay-Z is fucked. 

 

 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

He's got 99 problems and a chicken wing is 1

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