The long-awaited deposition will be videotaped in New York on Oct. 4.
Jay-Z's deposition in a lawsuit brought against him by a perfume company must be videotaped, a New York State judge ruled on Tuesday (Oct. 1), despite the businessman and rap mogul's fears that the video could leak.
But to help smooth things over, the original tape will be destroyed and all copies watermarked, according to court documents obtained by Billboard.
Fragrance company Parlux originally sued Jay-Z (real name Shawn Carter) for breach of contract and bad faith back in 2016, alleging that the rapper failed to promote Gold Jay Z, a men's fragrance he launched with Parlux. The case has chugged along slowly since, with attorneys for Jay-Z resisting various demands from the plaintiffs -- including a request last year for "diaries or calendars" to identify why Jay-Z failed to appear at promotional events for the fragrance.