The rift between Gucci Mane and his one-time protégé Waka Flocka Flame continues to grow, now that controversial Gucci has filed a lawsuit against Waka, Waka’s mother, Deb Antney, and popular producer Zaytoven.
Things between the former friends have been shaky for some time now. In March, Waka came to MTV News’ “RapFix Live” to state that he and Gucci will “never” collaborate on music again , but on Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution broke the lawsuit story.
According to reports, Gucci, who was born Radric Davis, is accusing Antney, Waka, Zaytoven, Khia Stone and rapper OJ da Juiceman of fraud, racketeering, theft and breach of contract in a federal lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims that Antney, who manages her son and managed Gucci from 2006 to 2009, took control of his 1017 Records company and spawned several separate companies without his consent. Gucci is also alleging that Antney stole jewelry from him, failed to report tax information on her income, misappropriated his assets, withheld royalty payments and inflated costs and record label expenses.
“Defendants’ misrepresentations and omissions were made with the intent that plaintiffs rely upon them,” the lawsuit reads. “The plaintiffs relied on the representations and would not have entrusted (the) defendants with their careers and livelihoods otherwise.”
Waka rose to fame in 2009 when he dropped his debut single “O Let’s Do It” while Gucci Mane was in jail. When Gucci eventually got out the two continued to collaborate and dropped a joint LP Ferrari Boyz in 2011. On March 15, Gucci hopped on Twitter to message to fans that he dropped Waka from his record label and things have been rocky ever since.