Lil' Jon Sues Larry Flynt Over Porn Dvd

Rapper LIL' JON is suing porn tycoon LARRY FLYNT for featuring him in an explicit new video without his permission.

The rap star, real name JOHNATHAN SMITH, is seeking $30 million (GBP16.6) million from Larry Flynt Productions after onstage and backstage footage from a concert of his was used in the video PHAT TUESDAY.

According to the lawsuit, the Hustler boss acquired promotional footage from another company, which shot a February 2004 LIL' JON + THE EAST SIDE BOYZ concert in New Orleans, Louisiana, but the footage wasn't cleared by Smith.

Phat Tuesday follows the exploits of five women who go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and, in between having sex with men and each other, attend a Lil' Jon concert.

The rapper's likeness is used on the cover of the DVD, which was released in February (05), along with the tagline, 'Featuring Lil' Jon, King of Crunk."

Lil' Jon's claims he has been deprived of royalties, revenue and reputation.

The rapper also claims he now can't release his own planned porn DVD, LIL JON + THE EAST SIDE BOYZ: VIVID VEGAS PARTY, because it's too similar to the Hustler project.


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