Victoria’s Secret models don’t usually get in legal trouble, unless you’re Constance Jablonski. Apparently she is being sued by her former agency for $3 Million. The suit stems from her opting out of her contract too early as she is supposed to be represented by Marilyn Model Management until 2014. She signed a new contract with DNA which is a rival agency and the people at Marilyn are not happy about it. Click HERE for more info.
Rappers getting sued, it’s something that happens just about every week these days. This time we’ve got A$AP Rocky getting sued by a man who claims he was beat up by the rapper in a clothing store in July. The man also said that A$AP Rocky was doing some unspecified drugs before the fight occurred. This was the same night A$AP Rocky got in trouble for stealing a camera from two photographers. We’ll see where it goes…
It’s kind of pointless to post about Young Money getting sued since it happens just about every week and then goes nowhere, but this time it’s by two producers. The producers go by the names of Andrew “Drew” Correa and Marcos “Infamous” Rodriguez. Both producers are suing Weezy’s label for beats they did on the Carter III, Re-Birth, I am Not a Human Being, and Priceless. They say that at first they would get paid royalties but now they stopped coming in and Young Money refuses to pay. We’ll see where this one goes…
So after reviewing all of the info from the club brawl between Drake and Chris Brown, it was concluded that they were the ones that started it. Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. is now suing both of them for the $16 million. The document states that the two artists had previous problems because they both dated the same woman, Rihanna. The $16 million in damages is for Drake and Chris Brown’s “gross negligence”, “ultra-hazardous activity”, and “intentional illegal acts”. Both of the artists walked into the club with 15 very big men (all trained in hand to hand combat) and told them to join the fight after bottles started flying. It’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out.
Looks like these new rappers using old beats is finally catching up to a lot of them, especially Mac Miller. Mac released the song “Kool Aid and Frozen Pizza” for free which is originally a Lord Finesse song called “Hip 2 Da Game”. Lord Finesse is not suing Mac Miller for making money off the song, but for it helping develop his rap career. He is also suing Mac Miller because he didn’t stop releasing the song after a cease and desist order was filed. The lawsuit is for $10 Million and it sounds like things are getting pretty serious.
Curren$y and Damon Dash were working together in 2010 but since they couldn’t reach an agreement business wise, parted ways and Curren$y signed with Warner Bros. Damon Dash kept releasing music even after Curren$y left his label and that’s why he is being sued. Curren$y is looking for $1.5 million in damages. For the full article click here.
It feels like Cash Money gets sued about every day at this point. This time it’s EMI and they are saying that the record label owes around $490,000 in unpaid royalties. Here’s the official statement.
“Because Defendant has ignored numerous communications from EMI regarding Defendant’s contractual obligations, EMI once more is being forced to commence a lawsuit against Defendant to recover royalty payments,” the complaint states. “The sales of Defendant’s products have far exceeded the payments that EMI has received.”
“It is clear from Defendant’s conduct that it has no intention of honoring the Agreement,” the complaint continues. _Source
Frank Ocean released his own version of the Eagles’ single “Hotel California”. They weren’t too happy about it and are threatening to sue. Here’s what Frank Ocean had to say (tweet) about it.
Don henley(’s label—Rhino) is apparently intimidated by my rendition of Hotel California..
He (They) threatened to sue if I perform it again. I think that’s fuckin awesome. I guess if I play it at coachella it’ll cost me a couple hundred racks. If I don’t show up to court, it’ll be a judgement against me & will probably show up on my credit report. Oh well. I try to buy my shit cash anyway. They also asked that I release a statement expressing my admiration for Mr. Henley, along with my assistance pulling it off the web as much as possible. Shit’s weird. Ain’t this guy rich as fuck? Why sue the new guy? I didn’t make a dime off that song. I released it for free. If anything I’m paying homage.
Being Lady Gaga’s assistant can’t be an easy job. I mean you have to keep up with her weirdness, travel all over the world, and listen to her probably crazy demands all day. One assistant named Jennifer O’Neill is suing Lady Gaga and her touring company Mermaid Touring for unpaid overtime. Now not getting paid for doing all that work would be pretty frustrating. The lawsuit calls for $380,000 for 13 months of unpaid overtime. Apparently the entertainment company isn’t worried about it and says the suit holds no weight. We’ll see how this plays out in the end.
After facing some legal troubles for using Mike Tyson’s tattoo Warner Bros just caught another case for using fake Louis Vuitton luggage in “The Hangover 2″. Apparently LV is upset that the movie used fake luggage and claimed it as real. Sometimes people should just let things be, I doubt that really affected LV sales what so ever. If anything it probably got more people to buy the real thing. Louis Vuitton wants Warner Bros to go in and alter the luggage in the movie, how in the world are they going to do that?