Nipsey Hussle’s Estate Sued By Singer Tasleema Yasin, Claims She’s Owed Money For ‘Hustle & Motivate’
It’s almost been six months since rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, passed away. But singer Tasleema Yasin still wants the credit she said is due. According to reports, she filed a lawsuit against Hussle’s estate in L.A. Superior Court Thursday. She said she’s not only featured on his “Hustle & Motivate” single from his Grammy-nominated Victory Lap album but claims she co-wrote the song as well.
Interestingly enough, she said she never gave the green light to put the song on Victory Lap.
Now, she wants a piece of the earnings from the song. She doesn’t detail how much but challenged his estate to give her the details of what the song has earned.
She said in the lawsuit,
“In November of 2016, I collaborated with decedent Ermias Joseph Asghedom on a musical track entitled “Hussle & Motivate.” I wrote and performed the ascending four-note vocal phrase featured throughout the song’s runtime, as well as a countermelody in my higher register featured prominently during the song’s chorus…
Asghedom was obligated to credit and account to me for my ratable share of any monies earned by Asghedom in connection with ‘Hussle & Motivate.'”
Hussle’s estate has not publicly responded to the lawsuit yet.
Hussle passed away on March 31, after he was gunned down in front of his The Marathon clothing store in Los Angeles.
His friends, family, and fans are still grieving his death.
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