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According to Tampa Bay Business Journal, 50 Cent is suing Sleek Audio, the Bradenton company that specializes in headphones. Fiddy filed a lawsuit for repayment of $ 261,000 owed on January 9. They teamed up back in 2011 for the “Sleek By 50″ line of headphones but it was a short-lived venture. Court records reveal 50 received an arbitration award for money owed and 50 wants the court to confirm the award. We will update you when we know more.
Back in September, Lil Wayne decided to sue Quincy Jones III over “The Carter” documentary when Jones allegedly used tracks without Weezys permission. TMZ is reporting that Weezy has lost the case, as well as the countersuit Quincy filed against him and the judge has ordered Wayne to pay $ 2,195,000. Sucks to be Weezy, I Am Not A Human Being 2 is set to be released in stores December 11th.
Rapper Gucci Mane just lost a $ 270,000 battle in court — after a jewelry company in Georgia sued the rapprmer for stealing a buttload of diamonds … and won.
A&A Diamonds retained attorney Vivian Uchitel (no relation) to file the lawsuit earlier this year in Henry County, claiming it loaned the rapper a $ 130,000 diamond pinky ring … in addition to a diamond necklace and bracelet worth $ 110,000.
According to the lawsuit, Gucci had 15 days to pay for the goods or return them — and he did neither … coughing up only $ 40,000.
A&A sued for a total of $ 274,523.34 — the $ 200,000 jewelry balance plus interest and attorneys’ fees.
Gucci never showed up in court, so a default judgment was entered against the rapper in April. A lien was then placed on the rapper’s property.
Gucci still hasn’t responded to the action
Blues singer Syl Johnson filed a lawsuit last week for The Throne using his song ”Different Strokes” on their Pete Rock-produced ”The Joy“. During a visit at Sway In The Morning last week, his daughter and R&B singer Sylenna Johnson spoke on the rumors surrounding it.
We’re now three weeks into Jay-Z and Kanye West’s #1 album Watch The Throne, being out and not everyone is impressed. Legendary Chicago blues and soul singer Syl Johnson claims that the final song on the deluxe edition of the album “The Joy,” was not cleared properly though him. The Pete Rock-produced cut that we first heard last year during Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Friday series, uses vocals from Johnson’s 1967 song “Different Strokes”. Apparently, The Numero Group were contacted last summer to use the song for Kanye’s last album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. When no agreement was reached and the song didn’t make the album all seemed to be clear until Syl finally heard The Throne’s new project.
Another twist? Syl Johnson is the father of R&B singer Syleena Johnson. A friend of Kanye’s and was featured on the hit “All Falls Down” off his debut album, College Dropout in 2004.
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(AllHipHop News) The city of Branson, Missouri, just may not be ready for Hip-Hop. A problem-plagued concert that featured the St. Louis rapper is now the subject of a lawsuit, claiming Nelly is still owed ,500 for his appearance. Flush Touring Co.
Last week, Game confirmed with hhdx that he received a cease-and-desist letter from Universal Music Group after the RZA-produced track, “Heatbreaker” was included on the rapper’s recent release, Purp & Patron. Earlier today, the Abbot responded to the allegations via Twitter and issued a statement through his assistant speaking on the matter.
The issue boils down to we, wanted to get the song on the album that was coming out for Game at the time. We went to the studio that night and Game felt the track and it was all good. The issue came about when it did not make it to the album because there was not enough time to clear the track. We spoke with Tony Martin, who informed us that the track would not be used and if it was, we would be notified. Now, that being said, they put it on a mix tape and never said anything to us; and we got an offer to have the tracked purchased by someone else.
So this is not anything personal, and RZA has nothing but love for Game, but this is business and in all fairness, it would have been cool if they would have just let us know what the intent was, because we began soliciting the track for purchase and its looks like this was a double sale issue when it wasn’t.
(AllHipHop News) The business of the music game compelled RZA to send a cease-and-desist letter to rapper Game when a song, “Heartbreaker,” the the internet.
From an overseas trip, RZA responded to the allegations that he was set to sue his
(AllHipHop News) A Detroit councilman continues to pursue a lawsuit against Dr. Dre, stemming from a controversial concert in 2000 in Detroit, where a confrontation with police was captured on film and used in a hit DVD. The Supreme Court of Michigan
(AllHipHop News) Foxy Brown’s New Year’s Eve blow up via Twitter may land her in court, as her former manager is now planning to sue for studio fees and other expenses. Foxy’s former manager Bernadette Brennan told The New York Daily News that she dropped