Young B – who you may remember from the 2006 hit song “Chicken Noodle Soup” – is one of many new faces we will be seeing on season 6 of Love & Hip-Hop: New York . Unfortunately, this break in her career doesn’t come without conflict, and she’s currently battling it out in court with her former manager – as he’s trying to come for HALF of her reality earnings! Crazy!
TMZ reports that Young B is currently suing a man named Arthur Smith, who she says she hasn’t heard from in 5 years. Yet now that he heard she’s on the popular show, he’s popped up out of nowhere, and is threatening to sue VH1 if he doesn’t receive 50% of her “participation fee.”
According to B, she signed with Smith in 2006 at the age of 16 and at the height of “Chicken Noodle Soup” popularity. In her lawsuit, she says that contract is void because Smith stopped meeting his management obligations long ago and his label went under. (I’m no lawyer – but I also heard that when you sign something as a minor, it can’t hold up as an adult…right?) She is asking a judge to toss out Smith’s claims.
Love & Hip-Hop: New York begins airing on December 4.
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