Kanye West Suing Roc-A-Fella Records + EMI

Kanye West Suing Roc-A-Fella Records + EMI

Kanye West and Jay Z’s relationship has reportedly been in turmoil for a number of years but Ye just announced he would be suing Hova’s former label.

Apparently, Kanye West is no longer playing with Jay Z  because he filed two separate lawsuits on Friday, one against Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records and another against EMI. Read on…

Kanye West Suing Roc-A-Fella Records + EMICelebNMusic247.com reports the “Almost Famous” hitmaker is asking for a ‘declaration of rights over a dispute’ he’s having with Roc-A-Fella, along with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Jay Z and Kanye West’s once solid friendship is no more. Things fell apart after Jay didn’t attend Kimye’s wedding in 2014.

Things crumbled more when Kanye called out Jay on his Saint Pablo tour for not calling after his wife, Kim Kardashian, was robbed at gunpoint in Paris in 2016.

TMZ Reports:

Kanye has hit out at Roc-A-Fella and EMI. The Roc-A-Fella lawsuit was reportedly heavily redacted, but the suit against EMI April Music had more details.

The suit alleges that West signed a contract with EMI in 2003, a year before his breakthrough hit album College Dropout.

Between 2003 and 2011, West reportedly wrote over 200 songs, either by himself or with other writers, and then gave those rights to EMI.

While the lawsuit doesn’t mention any specific songs, they are said to be among the most influential in his catalog.

The EMI lawsuit is also heavily redacted, although it does say there is some sort of dispute between West and EMI.
The rapper reportedly wants a judge to declare his rights under the contract, presumably for a substantial sum of money.

West means business because he has hired one of the most powerful law firms in the country for this lawsuit, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

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