Lawsuit Could Block Release Of Game's R.E.D. Album
The new album from Compton, California rapper Game could be in jeopardy due to a new lawsuit filed by a company claiming to have been cut out of royalties, after signing the rapper.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Desperado Entertainment is seeking to halt the release of Game’s upcoming release The R.E.D. Album, which is slated for an August 24th release.
Desperado filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming it has agreements with Game that entitles the company to a portion of licensing and publishing income from all of the rapper’s record sales.
The lawsuit claims that Game and his associates are being paid hundreds-of-thousands of dollars in royalties but Desperado has never received their share of income.
Desperado also claims it attempted to work with UMG to resolve the issues with no results.
Lawyers for Desperado also accuse UMG of failing to account and pay proper royalties, claiming UMG reps blamed lack of payment of “budget overages.”
Desperado Entertainment is seeking an injunction, unspecified damages, in addition to an immediate advance payment of $275,000 for Game’s R.E.D. Album.