UPDATE: Kanye West Is Suing Roc-A-Fella Records & EMI Over Publishing Royalties

Asking for a declaration of his contract rights.

By
Music
33,852 Hypes 26 Comments

UPDATE: According to reports, Kanye West’s team is denying reports of a third lawsuit with Def Jam Recordings and is also denying claims that ’Ye is refusing to turn over his Yandhi.

“The Blast article has the unredacted complaint but it’s not a new lawsuit. It’s the unredacted version of the previous filing. Also, there’s another inaccurate portion about him holding up the ninth album. That’s not in the complaint and untrue.”

According to reports, Kanye West recently launched two lawsuits against Roc-A-Fella Records and EMI over publishing royalties.

The controversial artist is looking for clarification of the exclusive recording agreement he signed with the Roc. Picking up a case ‘Ye launched against EMI last April, the other lawsuit claims that he signed a contract with the label that allowed him to produce songs for other artists, which he hasn’t been paid for. The legal action is in hopes of getting a judge to declare his contractual rights for his Roc-A-Fella recording agreement to receive payment for some of the 200 songs he wrote by the end of 2011 from EMI

For those unaware, JAY-Z sold all of his Roc-A-Fella shares back in 2004 and no longer has any involvement with the record label. Stay tuned for more details as the story develops.

For more music news, a Japanese fabric company is suing Kanye West for over $600,000 USD.

Read Full Article
Source
TMZ

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

724 Users Online

What to Read Next

YBN Cordae Tackles His Love Life for New "Locationships" Video
Music

YBN Cordae Tackles His Love Life for New "Locationships" Video

“I got this one chick from the bay who always bump Mac Dre.”

Woolrich Takes Inspiration from the Outdoors for SS19 "Forest" Lookbook
Fashion

Woolrich Takes Inspiration from the Outdoors for SS19 "Forest" Lookbook

The iconic brand continues to deliver timeless pieces.

UPDATE: 'Aquaman' Has Surpassed 'The Dark Knight Rises' as Highest Grossing Dc Film Ever
Entertainment

UPDATE: 'Aquaman' Has Surpassed 'The Dark Knight Rises' as Highest Grossing Dc Film Ever

Grossing $1.09 billion USD at box offices worldwide.


Necessity Sense Sends "Conscious Creatures" Collection Down the Runway for FW19
Fashion 

Necessity Sense Sends "Conscious Creatures" Collection Down the Runway for FW19

Inspired by Eastern dramas such as ‘Oldboy,’ ‘Fallen Angels’ and ‘Blue Spring.’

Shoreline Mafia Deliver New Video for "Molly Water"
Music

Shoreline Mafia Deliver New Video for "Molly Water"

A standout cut off the ‘OTXmas’ EP.

John Mayer Reveals Plans for 2019 Summer Tour
Music

John Mayer Reveals Plans for 2019 Summer Tour

Coming to a city near you.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.