SOHH Whatcha Think: T.I. Signs XXL Freshman To Grand Hustle + Rudy Huxtable Gets Sued?!
Friday, Mar 2, 2012 10:11AM
Yo -- how do you sue a Cosby Kid? That's America's family, bruh. The sh*t should be illegal. Either way, former Cosby Show star Keshia Knight Pulliam is being sued by Greene & Associates Talent Agency for over 300 racks, after they claim she played them out of money due.
Pulliam (who grew up to be a very sexy young lady, I might add) was reportedly making 20K per episode on House of Payne.
Keshia Knight Pulliam made $20k PER EPISODE to star on "House of Payne" this season ... and then fired the agents who put the deal together ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ. KKP is being sued by Greene & Associates Talent Agency ... which claims it signed Keshia back in 2007 and immediately got her a lead role on the Tyler Perry TV show as Miranda Payne. G&A claims it kicked ass for KKP, getting her between $7,500 to $20k per episode ... including $20k per ep for all of the 2011-12 season ... not bad. But not good enough for Keshia ... because according to the suit, she fired G&A back in July. There's just one BIG problem ... G&A claims Keshia never forked over a single cent in commission from the 'Payne' deal ... and several other shows it worked on for Keshia. Now, the agency is suing for more than $100k in back payments PLUS more than $250k for commissions that Keshia stands to earn in the future from deals it helped put together. (TMZ)
Keshia got enough money to bake biscuits for the projects.
In other news ... sure you heard the news that T.I. is rebuilding the Grand Hustle brand and has signed Houston rapper Trae the Truth. Well, he also made another addition to his rap roster, signing 2012 XXL Freshman Iggy Azaela as well.
During this week's episode of "RapFix Live," T.I. made a major announcement, revealing that Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth had been added to his Grand Hustle roster, but Tip also confirmed that Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has become part of the family as well. (MTV)
Iggy told MTV that the union was a comfortable fit.
In February, Azalea told MTV News that T.I. reached out to her to establish a working relationship, but T.I. had a slightly different version of the story, telling MTV News just a couple of weeks later that it was Azalea who asked him to be the executive producer of her upcoming debut album, The New Classic. When MTV News finally caught up with both Azalea and T.I. at NBA All-Star Weekend, the straight story came out. "Tip reached out just to meet me, to say hello, and I found a position for him, conveniently, where he could be used," Azalea explained. "And he was down with it; that's the truth."(MTV)
SOHH Watcha Think: What sort of impact will Grand Hustle's newest signees have on the rap world now that they have the backing of one of the game's most popular artists?
Peep the T.I. interview below:
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