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  • Cover of Drake Sued For $200,000 Over Missed Shows
    Drake's "Would You Like A Tour?" has been a complete success so far, but it looks like some missed concert appearances from his past are coming back to haunt him.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Included In Slim Dunkin’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    For those unaware, late Brick Squad Monopoly emcee Mario "Slim Dunkin" Hamilton was shot to death in Atlanta's Zone 6 Studio on December 16th, 2011, after an alleged dispute over candy with fellow rapper Vinson "Young Vito" Hardimon. Although a Fulton County jury found Hardimon guilty of gun possession and ag
  • Cover of Frank Ocean's Cousin Reportedly Suing Chris Brown Over Studio Brawl [Update: Lawsuit Is For $3M]
    The Frank Ocean and Chris Brown legal issues are not over just yet-- it seems like Brown can't escape any problem. While Frank posted an open letter on his Tumblr looking to forgive Breezy, Ocean's cousin doesn't feel the same way.
  • Cover of Lil Mama Ordered To Pay $18,000 To Former Lawyer
    Lil Mama recently impressed audiences with her spot-on (though perpetually turnt up) portrayal of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez in the recent TLC biopic. Hopefully the gig paid well, because Mama has ordered to pay her former lawyer $18,000, following 3 years of unpaid fees.
  • Cover of Beastie Boys Write Open Letter To Toy Company Illegally Using "Girls" [Update: Company Pulls "Girls" From Ad]
    It's pretty common knowledge that the Beastie Boys do not allow their music to be used for commercial purposes. Last year, we saw them take Monster energy drink to court for attempting to use their records "Sabotage," "So Whatcha Want," and "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun" in an ad campaign.
  • Cover of Chris Brown Countersues Woman Who Claims She Was Injured By Him At Nightclub
    Another countersuit has been filed by Chris Brown. Last week we heard Breezy was countersuing Frank Ocean's cousin regarding their studio brawl, and this week Chris' lawyer has filed another counter lawsuit, against another reported incident, with Deanna Gines.
  • Cover of Jay Z Sued For Copyright Infringement Over "Run This Town" Sample
    Looks like the Barney's controversy isn't the only issue Jay Z is dealing with. 4 years after the fact, Hov has been hit with a lawsuit over his hit single, "Run This Town" from The Blueprint 3. 
  • Cover of Chris Brown Countersuing Frank Ocean's Cousin Over Studio Fight
    The Chris Brown x Frank Ocean brawl aftermath seems to be never-ending. Although the fight happened last January, new developments concerning the fight are still coming in. Last we heard, Frank Ocean's cousin, Sha'Keir Duarte, was suing C Breezy for the injuries he sustained during the fight.
  • Cover of Jeezy's Clothing Line Sued By Hells Angels Over Logo
    Jeezy's clothing apparel line 8732 Apparel is facing a new lawsuit, from motorcycle crew Hells Angels. The Angels aren't too happy with Jeezy ripping off their logo, and then selling it on jackets for massive profit, at least according to the suit.
  • Cover of Future Reportedly Suing Drake For $1.5 Million After Being Dropped From Tour [Update: Future Confirms He'll Be On Tour]
    It seems like Future's comments about Nothing Was The Same have cost him his opening slot on Drake's "Would You Like A Tour". According to Page Six, Drizzy requested that Future be taken off the tour the day the controversial quote was released.
  • Cover of Rick Ross & MMG Members Facing Lawsuit For Backing Out Of Concert
    This isn't the first time we've heard about Rick Ross facing legal trouble because he backed out of a concert (not before taking the concert promoter's money, though).
  • Cover of Kanye West Sued By Paparazzo Over LAX Scuffle [Update: Prosecutors Looking To Include "Prior Bad Acts" As Evidence In Case]
    While it was recently revealed that Kanye West had skated on felony assault charges for his alleged attack of a photographer at LAX, the "victim" is not giving up just yet. Civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, who will represent paparazzo Daniel Ramos, held a conference today regarding the incident.
  • Cover of Tupac's Mom Suing For $1.1 Million Over Unpaid Royalties
    Even though Tupac has passed away, his estate is still making money off his albums' royalties. According to one of the administrator's of Pac's estate though, who happens to be his mother, they're not receiving all the royalties they should be.
  • Cover of Tyga Sued By Fourth Woman Over "Make It Nasty" Video
    Legal action has already been taken against Tyga by three of the actresses in his explicit "Make It Nasty" video, and a fourth has now come forward on similar grounds.
  • Cover of Pharrell Files Lawsuit Against Will.i.am Over "I Am" Beef [Update: Will.i.am Countersues]
    Will.i.am and Pharrell have been beefing legally over Pharrell's i am OTHER brand being too similar to Will's copyrighted "I AM" phrase.
  • Cover of Drake Facing Lawsuit From Jeweler For Allegedly Replicating Owl Chains
    Jewelry problems and rappers seem to go hand-in-hand. The latest rapper to encounter legal trouble from his jeweler is Toronto native Drake.
  • Cover of Ryan Leslie's Cadillac Seized Over Failure To Pay $1 Million Reward
    The case of Ryan Leslie's lost laptop is a strange one. The singer had offered a $1 Million dollar for the return of his laptop after it was stolen in Europe in 2010.
  • Cover of Tyga Sued For Allegedly Stealing 100k Worth Of Jewelry, Fires Back At Jeweler
    A jeweler who goes by Jason of Beverly Hills has filed a lawsuit, accusing Tyga of stealing a watch and chain from him. Jason says that Tyga agreed to pay $28,275 for a diamond pantheon watch on August 2012, and never paid up.
  • Cover of Tyga Being Sued By His Jeweler For Just Over $185,000
    This isn't the first time we've heard of troubles between rappers and their jewelers, and it probably won't be the last. Tyga is being accused of stiffing a Beverly Hills jeweler of more than $91,000 in a new lawsuit. 
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco Sued By Drug Kingpin's Estranged Wife For Reportedly Hiding Millions Of Dollars [Update: Lupe Clarifies, Sort Of]
    Here's a connection you might not have assumed existed-- Lupe Fiasco and drug kingpin Charles Patton.
  • Cover of Sean Kingston Settles Lawsuit With Alleged Gang Rape Victim
    TMZ reports that Sean Kingston has settled a lawsuit with a 22-year-old woman, who accused him and his former body guards of gang rape in 2010. 
  • Cover of Jay Z's Rocawear Sued Over "Hood Love" T-Shirts
    Although Hov himself is having no problems selling Magna Carta Holy Grail, his clothing line, Rocawear, seems to be struggling as of late. This past June they were sued for an unpaid bill of $450,000 and now they're facing another lawsuit from a rival clothing company.
  • Cover of Drake's Former Stylist Sues Him For $76,000 Over Unpaid Bills
    Drake has expensive taste. The OVO rapper reportedly pays his stylists close to $40,000 a month, on top of flying them around the world with him, and supplying them with the racks to purchase his designer brands for him.
  • Cover of DJ Khaled, T Pain, Rick Ross & Cash Money Named In $100M Lawsuit
    The Batiste Brothers, a legendary New Orleans jazz group has issued a lawsuit against DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, T-Pain, Pitbull and Cash Money for an astonishing $100 million (eight zeros) for using their music, and lyrics in countless songs. 
  • Cover of Unpaid Intern Sues Bad Boy Because Her Tasks Included Getting Coffee, Answering Phone Calls
    Although it tends to be common knowledge that interns get to do the jobs paid employees don't want to do--like answering the phones and getting coffee and lunches, it seems one particular intern at Bad Boy Entertainment was unaware, and she's pissed that that's the kind of work she was hired to do.
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