Rapper Soulja Boy is facing legal action from a clothing designer over allegations he stole the company's catchphrase.
Clement Brown Jr., the owner of clothing line Laundry Money, has filed a lawsuit in Michigan accusing the Crank That (Soulja Boy) hitmaker, his S.O.D. Money Gang Entertainment company, and several associates of taking the firm's slogan and using it as their 'code of honour'.
The four-line phrase, which begins, "Grind...hustle hard...double up...", is said to have been featured on Laundry Money t-shirts before it was allegedly adopted by the rapper and his pals.
The star is even said to have inked the lines in a tattoo across his chest.
The lawsuit, which claims the words were copyrighted in 2008, seeks an unknown amount in damages as well as an injunction to prevent further use of the slogan, according to Allhiphop.com.