Teddy Riley Sues Lady Gaga For $500,000 Over Royalties — Tha Wire
The king of New Jack Swing is suing the pop superstar over royalties for her song, ‘Teeth.’ According to TMZ, Teddy alleges that he was promised a 25 percent writing fee after producing the song back in 2009 and so far, he claims he hasn't received a dime. Teddy is suing Gaga to the tune of $500,000 plus punitive damages.
Blood isn't thicker than money when it comes to the Riley’s either. Believe it or not, earlier this year he sued his daughter Taja over the same song! Find out why below with Tha Wire. In the meantime, attorneys for Lady Gaga have no comment on the lawsuit.
In other news, R&B diva Jill Scott has signed on to star in the James Brown biopic titled ‘Get On Up.’ Filmmaker Tate Taylor, responsible for the award winning movie ‘The Help,’ is directing this flick, in which the songbird will portray the late Godfather of Soul’s wife. Other cast members will include, Dan Aykroyd who’ll play Ben Bart, the president of Universal Attractions, which represented Brown for over four decades and ironically ‘The Help’ actresses Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis
Production begins this month and the movie is scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 17, 2014. Learn more about the film and how much it will highlight from the Godfather of Souls life. Press play and listen to Tha Wire below.
Finally, in the mist of the recent allegations of racial discrimination against Macy’s and Barneys, it looks like JayZ’s working relationship with the company’s is still intact. Speaking of which, Jigga is gearing up to release his very first men’s fragrance, Jay Z Gold the latest item to be added to his collection with Barneys. The fragrance will hit the store’s shelves at Barneys NY on Nov. 20, before being sold at other retailers like Macy’s, Sephora and Nordstrom at prices between $39 and $79.
In the meantime the Huffington Post reports, Rev. Al Sharpton and the CEO of Barneys, Mark Lee, had a closed-door meeting to discuss recent allegations of racial profiling. The two met at Sharpton's National Action Network in Harlem, get scoop on what Sharpton had to say about the meeting.
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