Seems like Damon Dash isn’t going down without a fight.
On Tuesday, the music mogul’s legal team released a statement to XXL magazine addressing the lawsuit filed by former collaborator Curren$y . The New Orleans spitter is suing Dame for $1.5 million, claiming the former Roc-A-Fella CEO was selling Curren$y’s music without permission.
Dash and his team, however, are claiming the rapper openly promoted his Muscle Car Chronicles album that was released on Dame’s DD172 label in February.
“My client’s initial reaction to the lawsuit was that of surprise, particularly in light of Curren$y’s numerous statements that the Muscle Car Chronicles would be released by BluRoc,” Dash’s lawyers said in the statement referencing BluRoc, another company the mogul owns. “On March 15, 2012, the plaintiffs appeared in Federal Court to argue for a preliminary injunction seeking to enjoin my client from the continued distribution of Muscle Car Chronicles.”
The story first broke on TMZ, which reported that the suit centered on a pair of 2010 Curren$y albums released by Dame. But according to the statement issued by Dash’s lawyers, it is the release of Muscle Car Chronicles that is in contention. The album came out after Curren$y had signed with Warner Bros. at the top of 2011.
Either way, Team DD believes a resolution can be reached. “My client wishes Curren$y the best in all of his future career endeavors. However, he has expressed a deep concern with respect to the manner in which the artist’s attorney and manager have conducted themselves,” the statement read. “He sincerely hopes that Curren$y is not being misled or pressured into making unwise decisions, such as the filing of what appears to be a potentially frivolous litigation.”
In an interview with MTV News last week, Curren$y said the time he spent working with Dame taught him a lot. “With my last situation, I think I’ve learned more about the business,” he said. “I’ve learned more about the business through that prior situation.”
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