LAW News

 
  • Cover of Drake Sued Over "Pound Cake" Sample
    The intro to Drake's "Pound Cake"-- the closing track from Nothing Was The Same --featured a very prominent sample from a 1982 Jazz song, "Jimmy Smith Rap", performed by Jimmy Smith. The clip used in the song is not actually musical, but simply a spoken word interlude about the joys of recording.
  • Cover of Meek Mill Is Suing The City Of Philadelphia
    On Halloween of 2012, Meek Mill was arrested after being pulled over in Philadelphia. The rapper was cuffed when he refused to let police search his vehicle, claiming that they smelled Marijuana coming from the car.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Ordered To Pay Sleek Audio $16 Million Following Lawsuit
    The legal issues between 50 Cent and Sleek Audio continue, and once again, 50 Cent has found himself at the loosing end. As we reported on last year, Fiddy had taken Sleek to court, suing them over a debt he claimed the company owed him (a debt of $261,000).
  • Cover of Beyoncé Sued By Fans Who Were Allegedly Trampled At Her Show
    Two women are suing Beyoncé after they were trampled by a mob of fans at her concert in Chicago last December.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Won His Lawsuit Against WorldStarHipHop
    50 Cent filed a lawsuit against WorldStarHipHop.com back in 2009, after his image was used on the header of the website without his permission. Fif argued that the picture left visitors with the impression that the rapper owned or was affiliated with the site.
  • Cover of Jay Z Forced To Participate In Deposition For Rocafella Logo Lawsuit
    Jay Z has been attempting to dodge a lawsuit aimed at him from Dwayne Walker, the designer of the Rocafella logo, but it looks at though he's gonna have to cooperate after all.
  • Cover of Frank Ocean Did Not Send Chipotle The "Fuck Off" Check After All
    Frank Ocean recently settled a lawsuit with Chipotle in a pretty badass way-- at least, we thought he did. The singer was paid a hefty sum to contribute some vocals to an ad campaign, but he never followed through.
  • Cover of Pharrell & will.i.am Reportedly Settle Lawsuit Over "i am OTHER"
    Pharrell and will.i.am have been in the midst of possibly the silliest legal battle of all time over the last year or so. The disagreement began with will.i.am's claim that Pharrell's "i am OTHER" title was "confusingly similar" to his own artist name.
  • Cover of Frank Ocean Sued By Chipotle [Update: Ocean Cuts A Check, Writes "Fuck Off" On It]
    Chipotle may fill our stomachs, but they're looking to burn a hole right through Frank Ocean's pocket.
  • Cover of Da Brat Ordered To Pay Ex-NFL Cheerleader $6.4 Million For Assault
    Da Brat has already served a three-year sentence after she pled guilty to aggravated assault in 2007, when she violently hit an ex-NFL cheerleader with a bottle inside an Atlanta nightclub. Although she's served her sentence (not to mention community service hours), she hasn't finished paying for the crime yet.
  • Cover of Jermaine Dupri Sued For $1 Million Over Unpaid Royalties
    Jermaine Dupri has a pretty hefty lawsuit on his hands, and it stems from a former business partner who claims he's been shortchanged by the rapper.
  • Cover of Questlove To Appear On "Law & Order: SVU" ... As A Corpse
    You read it right, folks - Questlove, The Roots' resident percussionist, historian and DJ, will play the role of a murder victim on an upcoming episode of police procedural drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which stars veteran emcee Ice-T.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj's Wig Maker Sues Her
    Terrence Davidson is the guy who created for Minaj the countless array of (what he calls) "fresh, hip and unique wigs," although if many who lay witness to some of the more excessive wigs that Minaj created, some would agree that perhaps she should sue him. 
  • Cover of Chris Brown Sued For $3 Million Over Alleged D.C. Assault
    Despite being in rehab, Chris Brown is currently being prosecuted for a mindemeanor assault in Washington DC. The incident, which was allegedly ignited by a photobomb, reportedly ended with Chris saying "I ain't down with that gay shit", before repeatedly hitting the selfie infiltrator and breaking his nose.
  • Cover of Rihanna Claims She Was "Effectively Bankrupt" In 2009 [Update: Rihanna Wins Lawsuit]
    Rihanna is doing pretty well for herself, so it comes as a shock that the singer says she had hit a point where she was "effectively bankrupt" back in 2009. 
  • Cover of Chris Brown Sued For Assault That Occurred During A Basketball Game
    Chris Brown either can't catch a break or suffers some major difficulty in restraining himself. According to a lawsuit filed by a man named Malcolm Ausbon Thursday on Feb.
  • Cover of Andre 3000's Father, Lawrence Walker, Passes Away
     In a story we never wish to report, sources are saying that Andre 3000’s father, Lawrence Walker, passed away Wednesday, February 12th after suffering a heart attack.
  • Cover of Drake Responds To Jeweler's Lawsuit Concerning Replicated Owl Chains
    Back in September of 2013 we reported on a lawsuit involving Drake and his OVO owl pendants.
  • Cover of Chief Keef Sued For Bailing On Charity Event
    Chief Keef is once again in the hot seat, no doubt a familiar place. The rapper is facing a new lawsuit today, for neglecting to show up for a charity event for breast cancer last June, but taking the event organizer's deposit nonetheless.
  • Cover of Kanye West Settles Assault Case For Over $250,000
    The kid who notoriously tossed some racial slurs at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, and subsequently caught a beatdown from 'Ye earlier in the month is in for quite the payday.
  • Cover of Jim Jones Facing Lawsuit For Embezzling $200,000 From "Vampire Life" Movie
    Jim Jones' fiancee Chrissy Lampkin found herself in some trouble at the end of December when she was arrested for disorderly conduct and aggravated assault. Well, it looks like Jim Jones is also having some issues, although not exactly the same as his girl.
  • Cover of Kanye West Sues Cryptocurrency Coinye, Creators Shut It Down [Update: Coinye Up & Running Again]
    A legal beef has been brewing between Kanye West and the creators of a new cryptocurrency named after, and inspired by, Mr. West, Coinye.
  • Cover of Freeway Ricky Ross Is Taking Rick Ross To U.S. Supreme Court
    Freeway Ricky Ross may not have been successful in getting his name back from Rick Ross, but he hasn't given up just yet. After losing his legal battle in the L.A. Supreme Court, he's now taking Rozay to the United States Supreme Court.
  • Cover of Judge Denies 50 Cent's Request To Have Sextape Lawsuit Dismissed
    Whether he likes it or not, 50 Cent is still facing charges pertaining to the sextape he appeared in (via photoshop). The tape in question was a recording of the mother of Rick Ross' child, Lastonia Leviston, having sex with her then-boyfriend Maurice Murray.
  • Cover of Yelawolf To Wrap Up "LOVESTORY" LP This Month, Announces First Single
    Yelawolf released both his Trunk Muzik Returns and Black Fall EP this year, but fans are still awaiting his sophomore album, LOVESTORY. Turns out, it's very close to completion, and the first single has already been selected.
    Password must be at least 6 characters.