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 told Billboard. “What was alleged is, in fact, the complete opposite of our actions and the antithesis of what Rostrum Records and I stand for. Rostrum looks forward to quickly addressing these baseless claims so we can continue to focus our energies on our artists’ success.”
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.