NEW YORK The case against rapper Jay-Z (born Shawn Carter), who is accused of stabbing Untertainment Records owner Lance "Un" Rivera, was continued to May 3 during the rapper's court appearance Wednesday.
Jay-Z's lawyer, Murray Richman, said a motion to enter into evidence a videotape he says proves the rapper's innocence was among the 26 pages of motions filed by the defense.
"We're ticked off, because they excluded the evidence that would be exculpatory and exonerate Jay-Z," Richman said.
District Attorney's Office spokesperson Sarah Frank said the prosecution must respond in April to the motions made by Jay-Z's lawyer.
"Jay-Z won't have to appear again until May 3, at which time Judge Scherer will make a decision based on both sides," she said.
Jay-Z's latest album, Vol. 3 Life and Times of S. Carter, featuring the single "Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)" (RealAudio excerpt), debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in January.