Wednesday , May 12 2021

Kanye Sues EMI, Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam, more: Report

Kanye West filed a pair of lawsuits today (January 25), according to reports Hollywood journalist and the blast. One suit is against the EMI music publisher, who administers the rights of Western songs since 2003. The second lawsuit was filed against Jay-Z Rock-A-Fela Records, Dave James Snimings, UMG Recordings and Bravado International Group.

According to "heavily edited" court documents obtained from THR and the blast, the West filed two lawsuits for "the rights and obligations of the parties to one another under the Recording and Extension Agreement". The blast claims that the "nature of the dispute" in Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam / UMG / Bravado suit is completely reddish, and the amount that the West seeks in damages is not visible. According to the explosion, part of the complaint relates to the production and writing of the West at JAY-Z's 2001 LP The Blueprint, saying the West helped "revitalize Jay-Z's career".

In the lawsuit filed against EMI, THR reports that West requires declarative relief and transfer of property. The West reportedly claims to unjustly enrich part of EMI.

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