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Yankee fan Jay-Z has filed a $5 million suit against David Ortiz, accusing the Boston Red Sox slugger of getting more than an empire state of mind after visiting the rap mogul’s swanky Manhattan nightclub, 40/40.
Court papers filed Thursday in Manhattan Federal Court accuse Ortiz of visiting the Jay-Z-owned nightspot on two occasions then opening up a copycat club in his native Dominican Republic, the New York Daily News reported.
"David Ortiz was at the club at least twice, and certainly knew of it," Jay-Z's lawyer, Peter Raymond told the News.
As proof, the filings reportedly include photos of the designated hitter partying at Jay-Z’s club on W. 25th Street.
Ortiz’s representatives did not return calls for comment by the News or The Associated Press.
Besides the New York club, Jay-Z boasts other 40/40-branded hotspots in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Chicago, Tokyo and Macau.
The name is a reference to when a baseball player hits 40 home runs and steals 40 bases in a single season.