Ryan Leslie may need to call up the best lawyer in the Big Apple because a New York detective has reportedly sued him after having a personal voicemail message appear on one of his songs.
According to reports, a 37-year-old detective wants justice in light of R. Les using his voicemail on ?Joan of Arc.?
Rapper Ryan Leslie included a voicemail left by an NYPD detective in a whiny breakup ditty about his bombshell ex-girlfriend, according to the 15-year police veteran who said his career was damaged by the jilted hip-hopper. Australian supermodel Nicole Trunfio called the cops on Leslie in 2011 after he allegedly wouldn?t stop calling or knocking on her door, sources said. In response, Detective Luis Mortimer left a message leaving his contact information and asking the singer, or his attorney, to call back. A year later, his message was being broadcast across the globe in Leslie?s song ?Joan of Arc,? which ends with Mortimer?s voicemail. The heartbroken rapper ? who has worked with Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige ? was never arrested. (New York Post)
Instead of keeping the message private, Leslie decided to capitalize off of it.
But that didn?t stop him from claiming in the song that he was sitting in a holding cell for ?messin? wit pretty females.? ?I wake up to detec? messages in my e-mail,? he whines in one line. ?And since when a birthday gift is harassment/a rose gold bracelet nothing subliminal/You called your lawyer up said my actions were criminal. Girls play the victim so well ? Joan of Arc.? Mortimer, 37, didn?t realize he?d gotten a featured role in the rapper?s song until a few months ago, when people started calling him about it. ?The song has caused him embarrassment and has damaged his credibility as a detective,? said his lawyer, Monica Kipiniak. Mortimer says Leslie?s exploitation of his voice violates his civil rights. He is seeking unspecified damages in a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit filed last week. (New York Post)