Brandy Named in Another Lawsuit
Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:56:54
Singer Brandy is at the center of another lawsuit. The R&B star is being sued for $6 million by house music artist Marc Mysterious and his management. They claim that the singer breached a contract and failed to perform. Papers were filed in court in Los Angeles last week regarding the matter.
The details of the lawsuit are as follows: Brandy was allegedly paid $10,000 to deliver two 16-bar verses as her Timbaland-created rap alter-ego, Bran'Nu, on the lead single, "Shout It Out" from Mysterio's forthcoming debut album, Redemption. When it came time to deliver the vocals, Brandy's manager and cousin Ryan Ramsey said she was dropping out. PopEater reported the following conversation took place:
"Yo Marc, listen, we just had a meeting with Universal and we tryin' to wrap up her new album deal with them and we have an issue now cuz we went over all the features she had lined up and they won't sign the deal with us if she follows through on your song cause they don't want her rapping over a dance record since they weren't happy with how her Bran'Nu tracks on Timbaland's album went down, so we gotta back out on this one." Translation: Brandy's new label didn't dig her trying to change her style.
They suers are seeking $1 and $6 million for various damages, including loss of income, damage to reputation and inability to replace her with equal or better talent.
The other recent lawsuit involving Brandy was much more serious and tragic. In 2007, she was named in a $50 million wrongful death suit related to a car accident that killed a mother of two.
Team Brandy or Team Marc Mysterious?