(Photo) Wu-Tang Clan Fan Sues Martin Shkreli And RZA For Art Work Sold With “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin”


Die hard Wu-Tang Clan fan Jason Koza has slammed Martin Shkreli and RZA with a lawsuit after his artwork landed in the $2 million one-of-a-kind album, “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.”

Koza claims he entered nine of his hand drawn portraits the Wu-Tang members to be posted on a site called Wu Disciples. He was delighted when Wu-Tang’s producer Cilvaringz contacted him back in 2014 to say he was working on the “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” record. Koza claims following that conversation he never heard from anyone in Wu-Tang’s camp again, but was disturbed to find out that the rare album included a leather-bound book with copies of his drawings.

Following the sale of the album, where Martin Shkreli picked it up for $2 million, three of his original drawings wound up in a January article of Vice. Koza feels like he’s been jerked around and now is looking for Shkreli, RZA and Cilvaringz to pay up.

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(Photo) Alleged Winning Lottery Ticket “Too Damaged” To Claim Jackpot; Man Sues California Lottery

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A man is suing the California lottery after he claims that he bought a $63 million winning ticket and was told the ticket was “too damaged” and not eligible for the jackpot. Brandy Milliner of Los Angeles claims he purchased the ticket at a 7-Eleven in Chatsworth, California, back in August 2015, which matched the six winning numbers. He claims, upon bringing the ticket to lottery officials he was given a congratulatory note and a photocopy of his ticket. However six months later, Milliner received another yet from lottery officials retracting his win, saying his ticket was “too damaged.”

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The Game Loses $10 Million Sexual Assault Lawsuit

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Just a few days before the series premiere of The Game’s VH1 reality TV show, ‘She’s Got Game’ contest Priscilla Rainey filed a $10 million lawsuit against the Compton rapper. In the suit, Rainey claimed, Game got intoxicated and “out of control” during a video shoot last year and he “forcefully reach[ed] his hand inside her dress to rub her bare vagina and buttocks.”

The Game never responded to the lawsuit, and the judge ruled against him by default. The case will go back to court February 24th and the judge will determine if he will have to pay the full $10 million in damages.

Stay tuned, we’ll keep you updated.

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Roc Nation Slams Rita Ora With Lawsuit

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Rita Ora is being sued by Roc Nation.

The label run by music mogul Jay-Z, claims back in 2008 they invested million of dollars into her career and she was required to deliver five albums. However back in December, Rita Ora filed a lawsuit against the label. The suit stated,

“Rita’s remaining supporters at the label left or moved on to other activities, to the point where she no longer had a relationship with anyone at the company.”

The label is now clapping back claiming they have already spent more than $2.3 million marketing her second album and can not get that money back. Ora’s attorney is confident the suit will get thrown out, because according to him, Jay-Z has already promised to release her from the contract.

I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this unfolds.

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Cash Money Owes Over $1 Million To Jay Sean


Singer Jay Sean began his career on Cash Money back in 2008, and released his first album on the label in 2009, All or Nothing. He’s since left the label (like just about everyone else), and later filed a lawsuit to collect royalties that Birdman and co. owed him.

A judge has now determined that Cash Money has to pay out $1.14 million in royalties to Orange Factory Music, who continued to receive statements for royalty payments from Jay’s album, but never actually saw a check.

Just add this to the growing list of lawsuits against YMCMB!

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Former Member Of The Roots Sues The Group


In a new lawsuit filed by former bass player for The Roots, Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, he alleges that the group cut him out of his share of their earnings per his original contract with them, after he was forced to leave the group because of a bout with cancer.

Hub helped form the group back in 1992, and stayed with them until multiple myeloma forced him to leave in 2007. According to Hub, his contract called for him to continue getting paid as a co-owner, but a former manager for the group sent him a letter in 2014 threatening that he was going to lose his health insurance and his cut of the band’s revenues.

Hub is suing founding members Questlove and Black Thought and their current manager for an unspecified amount.

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Jay Z Sued For $18 Million For Failed Cologne


Jay Z released his Gold Jay Z cologne in 2013, but apparently he didn’t live up to his end of the deal with its distributor to promote it properly. Parlux Fragrances is now suing the music mogul over it.

In their suit, Parlux says Hov was supposed to make social media posts and promotional appearances – including GMA, a Macy’s in-store and in Women’s Wear Daily – but he declined. They also say there was supposed to be a line of follow-up fragrances that Jay helped develop, but he “dodged meetings,” so they never happened.

Instead of making the projected $50 million over 2 years from the colognes like they’d thought, Parlux is losing money, and stores are returning unsold inventory. They are asking for $18 million in damages.

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NCAA: FSU Settles Lawsuit With Jameis Winston’s Rape Accuser For $950,000!


Authorities decided not to charge Jameis Winston and the school did not issue any punishment in the rape allegation against him while at FSU.  Like what often happens, Florida State has reached a settlement with the woman who claimed she was raped by Jameis Winston in 2012, shelling out nearly $1 million to make her lawsuit go away.

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LisaRaye McCoy Is Calling BS On Singer Who’s Threatening To Sue Her

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So a singer who goes by the name of Dencia is threatening to sue actress LisaRaye McCoy for defamation, but LisaRaye has fired back and is saying “aint no lawsuit bihhh” or in other words, try again boo boo.

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Lil Wayne & Birdman Peaced It Up But The Lawsuit Is Still On!


Lil Wayne and Birdman may have squashed their beef after their warm and fuzzy reunion on stage at LIV in Miami over the weekend, but that doesn’t mean that Wayne plans to drop the lawsuit.

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