Look up in the sky — it’s a bird, it’s a plane … oh wait, it’s E-40 suing someone over “Captain Save a Hoe,” mayne!
Bay Area rapper E-40 is not playing with his money, as he launches a lawsuit against author and radio personality Erika Kane.
According to TMZ, the rapper decided to sue Kane, who wrote the book Captain Save A Hoe under the moniker iikane, because she and her publishers stole the name from his song track, “Captain Save A Hoe.” The track appeared on his 1993 project The Mailman. E-40 claims that he owns the rights to the phrase and the author unrightfully stole it for her own monetary gain. He is requesting that a Judge pulls the book from the shelves, but also reward him with any profits Kane has made from the book.
In the docs, obtained by TMZ, 40 says he owns the rights to “Captain Save a Hoe” and Kane using it word for word on her book is straight-up ripping him off, not to mention unfairly profiting off his song and the character he created with it.
Let us know what you think about iikane’s alleged plagiarism!