Actor says he was not paid for Jay-Z film

Jan. 12, 2006 at 10:17 PM

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- An actor has filed a $1 million lawsuit in New York claiming Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam never paid him for Jay-Z's film, "Streets Is Watching."

Universal Music & Video Distribution is also named in the suit by Malcolm Crenshaw, who claims he acted in four scenes in Jay-Z's semi-autobiographical film, reported.

The straight-to-video film -- written by Jay-Z, Damon Dash and Abdul Malik Abbott -- told the story of Jay-Z's rise from hoodlum to superstar.

Jay-Z and Damon Dash executive produced the film, which also featured Dash, Pain in da Ass and Rell.

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