Nas Responds to Nigerian Rapper Suing Him For $1 Million
theJasmineBRAND exclusively reports, Nas is responding to $1 million dollar lawsuit that he’s recently been hit with. The 44-year-old rapper, who recently ended a rumored relationship with Nicki Minaj, is responding to the lawsuit denying any wrongdoing. He admits he recorded a verse for $50k and sent it over. However, he argues that the music label’s damages were caused by negligence, carless, and reckless acts of third parties NOT him. Further, he says they can’t sue him because they accepted the verse he delivered to them. He is demanding the lawsuit be dismissed.
Here’s the backstory: A Nigerian label and rapper says he sent money to Nas for a rap verse and
claims he never saw the music, nor received a refund for the transaction. According to the lawsuit, a Nigerian music label named Chocolate City and a rapper named M.I. (who is also the CEO of the
company) said that they had a deal in 2013 to record a song with Nas. The track was titled ‘Man’. On the track, Chocolate City claims that on Nas’ verse, he was to specifically mention
M.I, Chocolate City, Nigeria, Queens, New York – NAS’s hometown -, Mandela, Trayvon Martin, and the struggles of Africans and African Americans.
They were to exchange the music digitally, since they were both in different countries. Chocolate City claims when he received Nas’ first version of the verse, it didn’t include any of the required references that they had agreed upon.
Chocolate City says they asked Nas and his team to change the verse and they agreed. However, Chocolate says Nas never provided the revised verse and he never received the $50,000 that they paid him. They are suing Nas and his agent for the 50k, along with an additional $1,000,000 in damages.