Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is with the legal smoke. The hip-hop veteran is reportedly suing his former record label Roc-A-Fella Records and EMI.
According to reports, Yeezy filed two lawsuits Friday (January 25) over not getting paid a grip of money.
The suit is heavily redacted, but he’s asking for a declaration of his rights over a dispute he’s having and he wants money. Kanye also filed a lawsuit against EMI April Music, claiming they owe him over a music dispute. According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, in 2003, the year before he came out with his breakout album, “College Dropout,” he signed a contract with EMI. The suit claims by the end of 2011, Kanye had written solely or with other writers more than 200 songs and gave the rights to those songs to EMI. (TMZ)
Despite possible speculation, Ye’s legal issues have nothing to do with former Roc owner JAY-Z.
7:50 PM PT — Jay-Z sold his share in Roc-A-Fella back in 2004 and no longer has any involvement in the company. A source close to Kanye makes it clear, there’s absolutely NO beef with Jay in filing the new docs. (TMZ)
In late November, Kanye hinted at plans to reunite with JAY as The Throne.
— SOHH (@sohh) November 30, 2018
The same week, Jigga hit up Twitter to clarify his “What’s Free” lyrics and stopped feud speculation.
The line clearly meant don’t pit me against my brothers no matter what our differences are (red hat) now go pick up Meek album . Drake and Meek on there together .
— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) November 30, 2018
On the record, Jigga makes direct references to Ye’s pro-President Donald Trump support.
No red hat, don’t Michael and Prince me and Ye/They separate you when you got Michael and Prince’s DNA, uh/I ain’t one of these house n*ggas you bought/My house like a resort, my house bigger than yours/My spou- (C’mon man) (“What’s Free”)