Hustle Gang’s Iggy Azalea has won big in a legal battle with an ex-boyfriend over the unauthorized release of her music.
According to reports, a judge ruled in Iggy’s favor to have her songs blocked from being sold by former boyfriend Hefe Wine.
Iggy sued Hefe Wine … accusing him of stealing music off her laptop, and then packaging the tracks as a mixtape called, “Inizio” … which he released on the Internet last year. Iggy argued the quality of the recordings was so “inferior,” it’s obvious she didn’t intend for them to go public. According to legal docs … a federal judge in L.A. agreed on Monday, and issued a preliminary injunction to block Hefe from selling the recordings, and using Iggy’s name to promote them. The judge actually watched “Inizio” music videos and compared them to I-G-G-Y’s hits before making her ruling. (TMZ)
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Last September, Iggy filed a lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend.
The story begins in March 2008, when the pop superstar, born Amethyst Kelly, was a 17-year-old Australian living at a hotel in Houston, Texas. According to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in California federal court, she was working on her music at the time when she met an older man named Maurice Williams (aka rapper Jefe Wine), who said he was a partner in an oil company. He soon put Azalea up in an apartment, says the complaint. What Azalea didn’t know then, she says, was that Williams was already married with children. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Things turned ugly a year later when Wine allegedly stole her entire music collection.
Williams followed Azalea when she moved to Atlanta in 2009, according to the lawsuit, and he moved into her house. Around that time, “Williams downloaded the entire contents of Azalea’s personal computer,” including unreleased master recordings. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Recent reports suggested Wine may have had legal authority to shop an alleged sex tape around.
Hefe Wine says Iggy signed a lengthy agreement with him in 2009 — obtained by TMZ — which gives him exclusive rights to “manufacture, sell, distribute and advertise ‘any’ recording embodying visual images.” Iggy signed the contract to cut records and music videos, but Wine believes all he has to do is put a music bed under the sex tape which he claims would then give him exclusive rights to sell it. (TMZ)