LiL Wayne Suing Film Execs For Fraud!!

Posted in Artist, Concept City, Music, R U Crazy, Videos by lahnclass on April 2, 2009

LIL WAYNE is suing film executives for fraud and breach of contract after they allegedly reneged on a deal to give the rap superstar final approval on a documentary about his life. The Lollipop hitmaker, real name Dwayne Carter Jr., claims he gave a film crew working for Digerati Holdings and QD3 Entertainment exclusive access to his everyday life for a movie about the the star, titled The Carter. In exchange, movie bosses agreed to give Lil Wayne final say on the finished film. The rapper’s manager viewed the footage in December (08) and requested some content be removed from the documentary. He was shown the edited reel again in January (09), but still had objections to the movie and sent it back to the cutting room. But according to legal documents obtained by Radar Online, producers failed to adhere to the demands and presented what Carter’s camp have called a “scandalous portrayal” of the MC at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year (09). Carter is also suing for unfair business practices, invasion of privacy, and breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

Via: Contactmusic


N.W.A. Sues Fergie

Posted in Artist, Concept City, Music, Uncategorized by lahnclass on March 12, 2009

A former member of rap group N.W.A. has filed suit against the band’s record label – accusing music bosses of holding back royalties after pop star FERGIE sampled one of his tracks.
The Arabian Prince – real name Kim Nazel – has taken legal action against Ruthless Records, claiming executives licenced his song, Supersonic, for Fergie to use in her hit track Fergalicious – but failed to hand him a share of the profits.
The record company was founded by one of Nazel’s former bandmates, Eazy-E, who died in 1995, and the group’s manager Jerry Heller before the band split in 1991.
Heller is named in the lawsuit, along with Ruthless Records and Eazy-E’s widow Tomika Wright.
Supersonic was released in 1988 and co-written with four other writers including members of J.J. Fad, who performed the original track.
Nazel, who owns 20 per cent of the recording, accuses the Ruthless bosses of “misrepresenting that they had authority to license (a) portion of the composition for use in the new composition Fergalicious.”
The papers also accuse executives at the firm of collecting royalties from the hit track, but failing to pass them on.
Nazel is also seeking compensation for other songs he produced during his time in N.W.A., according to
The suit seeks damages for unjust enrichment, tortious interference and breach of contract.

Via: ContactMusic