News: Curren$y & Dame Dash's Battle Far From Over
Monday, Nov 5, 2012 11:50AM
Months after New Orleans rapper Curren$y announced his publicized million dollar lawsuit against Damon "Dame" Dash went up in smoke, new reports claim both parties are still entangled in a legal war.
According to Dash's legal team, the dispute is far from over as Curren$y appears to now have to play defender.
"Mr. Dash did not initiate this legal dispute and he is extremely disappointed that the matter became public. However, after being dragged into court my client was left with no other choice but to vigorously defend his rights and reputation. The case is still very much ongoing but the focus has shifted. On March 16, 2012, Curren$y's application for a preliminary injunction to enjoin my client from further distribution of the albums entitled Pilot Talk I and II and the Muscle Car Chronicles albums was denied by U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter. Thereafter, my client filed a third-party complaint suing Curren$y's representatives Nova Perry and Moussa Hamdan and Warner Brothers Records for tortuous interference. My client is also pursuing several counter-claims against Curren$y, whom we allege breached his partnership with DD172 by signing an exclusive '360' deal with Warner Brothers." (HHDX)
Dash's attorney also pointed out Curren$y's decision to join Warner Bros. Music a couple years ago as violating a partnership.
"It is our position that Warner Brothers and Curren$y's representatives were aware of the fact that Curren$y had a business relationship with DD172 when they caused him to sign to an exclusive '360' record deal with Warner Brothers, and thus they were further aware that any purported exclusive deal with Curren$y would interfere with DD172's rights. We are further claiming that Curren$y's defection from DD172 caused my client to suffer damages in excess of $5,000,000 to his business and reputation." (HHDX)
Back in July, the New Orleans rapper said he had moved on from the dispute.
Curren$y initially admitted that he and Dash hadn't spoken for a while, but this week, he told MTV News' Sway Calloway that they will figure things out on their own. "I rolled that up too, that's in the ashtray," Curren$y said of the lawsuit against Dash. "I'm way too cool for a lot of that stuff, because I would always have to talk about it. I didn't even do it because I didn't feel like talking about that. So we'll figure that out. We're men." (MTV)
Details of the lawsuit made headlines back in March.
Rapper Curren$y's music is NOT to be trifled with -- and to prove it ... the MC is suing famed music producer Damon Dash, claiming he is hocking several Curren$y albums without permission. Curren$y filed the lawsuit against Jay-Z's old biz partner and former co-owner of Roc-A-Fella Records -- claiming he and Dash tried to negotiate an agreement to release music together in 2010 ... but the deal never materialized. Curren$y claims Dash released two of his albums in 2010 -- but the two still couldn't reach an agreement ... so Curren$y signed with Warner Bros. in January 2011. But according to the lawsuit, Damon was unmoved -- and CONTINUED to release Curren$y's music despite the new WB contract, which gave WB exclusive rights to Curren$y's jams. (TMZ)
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