Last month, Wiz Khalifa filed a lawsuit against his ex-label, Rostrum Records, and its founder and his former manager, Benjy Grinberg, alleging that they “induced” him into signing a deal that was unfavorable to him. Now the label is suing him, saying he cheated them out of money.
According to TMZ, Rostrum claims they made a deal back in 2005 for 15 percent of Wiz’s touring and royalty checks, as well as 20 percent of his merch sales. Essentially, they’re saying they did enter into a 360 deal with Wiz, but that he hasn’t paid them what they’re owed.
“To give everything you have to an artist and then be on the receiving end of a fabricated lawsuit is deeply disappointing,” Grinberg a href="http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/7423289/rostrum-records-benjy-grinberg-wiz-khalifa-lawsuit" target="_blank">told
Wiz is reportedly seeking “damages in excess of $1 million, as well as punitive damages and attorney’s fees” in his suit. Rostrum, meanwhile, is looking for $2 million.
Wiz isn’t letting any legal issues get in the way of new music, though. Just last week, he dropped “More and More,” which you can listen to below.
Update, 1/6/17: Khalifa and Grinberg announced today that all disputes between them have been resolved following a joint settlement agreement. "This agreement includes the dismissal of lawsuits that each party had previously filed against each other earlier this year," they said in a statement. "Both parties are pleased with the outcome and look forward to putting this matter behind them."