Kanye wants to deal with his case privately.
Kanye West and song publisher EMI are still sorting out the details surrounding their cases against each other. Earlier in the year, Kanye sued the company for ownership of his catalog claiming that his contract should have ended in 2010, citing an unfair deal. EMI countersued saying Kanye was trying to get out of his contract unrightfully.
The Blast now reports that Kanye is trying to settle the case in private, asking for a 60-day extension to deal with the matters without media attention. Both parties do not want to proceed with the lawsuit because “they wish to explore the potential for a resolution of this action, and believe a stay would benefit the parties and the Court by enabling the parties to engage in meaningful discussions in an attempt to resolve this action without having to incur the burden and expense of litigation and motion practice.”
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When Kanye first sued EMI he detailed how he should be released from the deal because he's under a personal services contract lasting more than seven years, which amounts to servitude. The move is something that may have worked in the West Coast, but EMI is running under New York's law and they don't pay with a "7-year rule."