Laws News

 
  • Cover of Chris Brown Sued For Assault That Occurred During A Basketball Game [Update: Brown Counter-Sues]
    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 Dr. Dre's $3 Million Lawsuit Against Death Row Records Rejected
    Dr. Dre's filed a lawsuit against Death Row records a few months back, requesting $3 million from the now bankrupt label.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Sued By Photographer For Illegally Using Images
    Rick Ross is facing a new lawsuit, as reported by TMZ. The big bawse of MMG is being sued by photographer, Armen Djerrahian, who claims in a new suit that the rapper is using his photographs without his permission.
  • Cover of Meek Mill Speaks On Donald Sterling & Philadelphia Police Case
    Meek Mill has been in the headlines quite a bit recently. The MMG rapper recently took the Philadelphia police force to court over what he claimed was an unlawful arrest in 2012.
  • Cover of Meek Mill Is Suing The City Of Philadelphia [Update: Meek Loses Civil Suit Against Police]
    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 Prisoner Sues Jay Z, Kanye West & More For $2.4 Billion, Says They Stole 3,000 Of His Songs
    A California Prisoner by the name of Richard Dupree may just be the greatest songwriter of our generation-- that or he's completely out of his mind.
  • Cover of Video Vixen Blasted By 50 Cent Is Seeking Millions In New Lawsuit
    Remember last month when 50 Cent called out a video vixen by the name of Sally Ferreira, for allegedly pretending to be his girlfriend and leaking photos from their video shoot together? Well, Ferreira is now seeking revenge against 50, filing a new lawsuit for defamation.
  • Cover of Mase Sued By Model Over Single Artwork
    Mase released his comeback single, "Why Can't We", last December, and while it didn't really connect the way "Welcome Back" did, it has earned him a lawsuit. 
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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