Just a week after the birth of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, reports are claiming their newborn’s name is being used to push drugs in California.
According to reports, their daughter’s name is getting stamped in Los Angeles.
Several weed dispensaries in Los Angeles are selling a new strain of pot called “OG Blue Ivy.” Of course, Beyonce and Jay-Z didn’t sign off on the new strain, but they don’t have a trademark on their daughter’s name and so far the stores haven’t received any sort of legal notice from the couple. A medical marijuana dispensary called 661 Medical in Rosamond, Calif. promoted a new strain called “Ivy Blue OG” by tweeting on Jan. 12: “#newstrain #newstrain #newstrain IVY BLUE OG #kush $20 gram $55 8th #newstrain.” (Huffington Post)
Additional reporting claim Jay and Hov have no hand in their daughter’s name getting used at the marijuana dispensaries.
Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby Blue Ivy isn’t just the youngest person to appear on the Billboard charts — she’s also the youngest person to have her own strain of marijuana named after her. TMZ has learned, multiple weed dispensaries in Hollywood are cashing in on hip hop’s baby princess … by selling a new strain of marijuana called “OG Blue Ivy.” Obviously Bee and Hova didn’t sign off on the new strain — but so far, none of the dispensaries have received any sort of legal notice from the couple. 99 problems, but a kush ain’t one. (TMZ)
In 2010, rap star Lil Wayne‘s rap alias was used to brand heroin.
PIX News took a ride along with Newark police yesterday and saw the spoils of a drug bust: 500 bricks of heroin. The stash was hidden inside a side panel of an SUV, latched shut by a special motor that was built specifically for the purpose of transporting illegal drugs. The packets have brand names too, these were called “Lil Wayne?” named after the popular musician. The destination of the drugs, worth $250 million, were the streets of Newark. (KSPR News)
Blue Ivy Carter was born last week at a New York City hospital.
They released an official statement on Monday, writing, “We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012.” “Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven,” they add in the statement. “She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs. and it was the best experience of both of our lives.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
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