Rich the Kid’s management company is reportedly taking him to court. According to a report by TMZ, Blueprint Artist Management has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the rapper for $3.5 million.
In the suit, the management company claims that Rich has failed to pay fees from the recording deal they struck back in 2017. Blueprint claims they’ve repeatedly asked to Rich to fulfill his contractual obligation, but insist that the “Plug Walk” rapper has failed to pay them millions of dollars. The company is suing Rich for breach of contract and demands that the rapper pay them what they are allegedly owed.
According to Variety, Rich initially signed a management deal with The Blueprint Group back in 2018. The management company partners with Maverick management, Gee Roberon’s Hip Hop Since 1978, Cordell Bryant’s Bryant Management and Shawn Gee’s SEFG, bringing their cliental roster to boast Lil Wayne, The Roots, Lil Nas X and G-Eazy.
“Rich the Kid is [a] burgeoning rap mogul in the making,” Blueprint/Maverick partner and chief marketing officer Al Branch told Variety after inking the deal in 2018. “I’m so excited to see Rich the Kid and Jay Critch provide the Blueprint for the new generation of artists, entertainers and executives.”
Last year, Rich dropped off the second installment of his The World Is Yours album series. The project featured collaborations with Lil Pump, Tory Lanez, Young Thug, Gunna, Takeoff, Big Sean, Miguel, Gucci Mane, Ty Dolla Sign, Nav and more. Following its release, Rich announced that he had left Interscope Records for a recording deal with Republic Records in December.
Rich also dropped off a compilation project via his Rich Forever label last year, called Rich Forever 4. The record included appearances from Famous Dex, Jay Critch, 83 Babies, A$AP Ferg, Bino, Airi and Tg3 Thr33.
Back in December, Rich also proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Tori Brixx.
The rapper has not yet publicly addressed the ongoing lawsuit.