Just when you think you’ve seen every iteration of the “will they/won’t they” fight over whether a trial witness will be required to testify in person or not, this happens.

On Friday lawyers for Jay-Z, led by Alex Spiro of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, filed a declaration from a retired New York City police sergeant in the rap mogul’s long-simmering contractual dispute with perfume company Parlux Fragrances LLC over his allegedly lackluster promotion of the Gold Jay-Z branded eau de toilette.