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  • 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.
  • 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 Rick Ross Sues LMFAO Over Copyright Infringement
    As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, it seems Ricky Rozay & Jermaine "Mayne Zayne" Jackson (half of the producer duo The Runners) are suing Pop/EDM duo LMFAO for copyright infringement concerning their 2010 single "Party Rock Anthem." A lawsuit filed in a Florida federal court states that the chorus of the track
  • Cover of Kanye West Sued Over Sample In "Bound 2"
    Kanye West's "Bound 2" was definitely one of the more well-received tracks off Yeezus, thus Ye has gone ahead to push it as his next single. However, it looks like the track is facing some legal trouble, as a former child star is suing Yeezy over a sample.
  • Cover of Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Sue YouTube Co-Founder Over Leaked Engagement Footage [Update: Co-Founder Responds]
    As we previously reported, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were looking to sue the man who leaked footage of their engagement proposal-- it turned out to be YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley. Now a lawsuit has been filed by the couple.
  • 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.
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