When Birdman went off on The Breakfast Club and kept repeating to put some ‘Respek’ on his name, it was the cry heard around the world. Well now it appears that Birdman maybe in trouble after capitalizing off the name.
A man claiming to own the rights to ‘Respek’ is coming forward and wants a piece of the pie…
According to Hip Hop Wired
A man going by the name of “JV” is claiming that he has owned the word and had been running a clothing line called “This Respek Wear” since 2005. In recent weeks he has taken to Instagram to post videos proving that he had the word first.
To JV’s credit, the length of his social media timeline alone at least proves that he’s been selling clothes with the mispelled word on it years before Birdman created his line.
TMZ is reporting that they have obtained a copy of a letter that JV’s lawyer sent to Birdman asking the Cash Money CEO to call them to discuss a few things.
Apparently, the literature in the letter is not threatening a lawsuit..
Check out JV’s Respek line here…