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Nipsey Hussle’s estate hit with lawsuit over ‘Victory Lap’ album royalties

A rapper claims that he is owed a piece of the pie.

Nipsey Hussle
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Nipsey Hussle’s estate is facing legal trouble yet again.

According to a recent report from The Blast, rapper Bradley Davis is suing the slain musician’s estate regarding unpaid royalties for “Rap N***as.” According to the documents, Davis states that he wrote the song with the help of Johnathan Nezey and Daruis Martin. Secondly, Davis claims that Hussle never obtained permission from any of his collaborators to include the song on his album, Victory Lap. According to the creditor’s claim filed against the estate, Davis writes that Nezey and Martin have “contractually granted me equitable entitlement to royalties as joint authors of “Rap N*****.”

Sadly, this isn’t the only lawsuit that Hussle’s estate has encountered. Last week, singer Tasleema Yasin filed a lawsuit against Hussle’s estate for using her vocals on “Hussle & Motivate,” which is also featured on Hussle’s LP. Although Yasin didn’t state how much she’s owed, she looking to receive both co-author and performance funds.

On a lighter note, Neighborhood Nip’s family is ensuring that the rapper’s memory lives on. After only a day of its release, Hussle’s PUMA x TMC collaboration sold out. Before his untimely death, Hussle worked relentlessly on the project to create something his fans would be proud to wear. The collection features sneakers, shirts, sweatpants and more.

“Our team is proud to announce that our first collaborative capsule with Puma drops on September 5th 2019,” Lauren London’s post begins. “Nipsey spearheaded this project from concept to final product over the course of last year, flying to meetings, reviewing samples, bringing in material references he liked, and most importantly ensuring that it reflected his style authentically with no compromise.”

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