The Robinhood stock trading app failed to heed Ice Cube's well-known warning "You better check yo self before you wreck yo self."
The company has had its fair share of controversies, and now it's being sued by the rapper for using his likeness and misquoting his lyrics in an ad. The complaint, which was filed Wednesday in California federal court, references hundreds of lawsuits (one of them is from Ice Cube's business partner Jeff Kwantinetz) and multiple government investigations — including an inquiry into the suicide death of a 20-year-old Robinhood user.
"Human lives are simply collateral damage as Robinhood single-mindedly rushes toward an initial public offering, so its feckless and apathetic Millennial founders can jump ship and live out their days in luxury and hedonism," states the complaint filed by Michael Taitelman and Sean Hardy of Freedman + Taitelman. "Robinhood flagrantly displays its belief that it is exempt from the rules and laws that govern everyone else in the United States."