Kanye says he’s owed big money! He’s suing his old record label, Roc-A-Fella, the one previously owned by Jay Z, and he’s suing EMI. While we’re not sure what the rapper and super producer believes he is owed, we do know that it concerns over 200 songs, many of which have to be very famous and valuable, from 2003 – 2011.
TMZ obtained what they termed as “heavily redacted” documents pertaining to the litigation on Friday. Among other things, Kanye wants a judge to declare his rights under the contract, or provide a declaratory judgment. Kanye is a rapper, producer and songwriter… that’s a lot of points. Even if calculations were off just a little bit in Kanye’s favor, this could spell a huge windfall of cash.
Kanye’s camp wanted to make it clear that this move is in no way a result of beef with Jay Z, as he cashed out of Roc-A-fella Records back in 2004. However, if any improprieties are uncovered, the current Roc-A-Fella owners may want Jay Z to run them a check.
We’ll be watching to see what drips next of this circumstance. Until next time, peace.