ATLANTA (CN) - Gucci Mane claims in court that his handlers and collaborators released music without his permission, failed to pay him his share of royalties, and even stole his jewelry.
Radric Davis - pka Gucci Mane - and Michael Armour sued Debra Antney, Juqauin Malphurs, Khia Stone, Otis Williams and Xavier Dotson, in Federal Court.
Davis claims he hired the defendants as consultants and collaborators to facilitate his rap career, but they all turned on him in one way or another, releasing records, collecting royalties and spending money without his authorization.
Davis claims in the 19-page lawsuit that he hired Antney in 2006, and that "during Antney's employment as Davis' manager, she registered So Icey Entertainment Inc. and added herself as CFO and Secretary without Davis' consent. There is also evidence that she electronically signed Davis' name when making administrative changes to the registration."
He claims that Antney and other defendants created numerous other business entities without his approval, including Brick Squad Music LLC and Brick Squad Music Group LLC.
To top it off, Davis claims: "Antney has stolen the ring and necklace of plaintiff Radric Davis, and has refused to return them."
The lawsuit continues: "Defendant Debra Antney has earned income for serving as Davis' manager, for which she has refused to provide tax information.
"The defendants as a collective have failed to make royalty and advancement payments to plaintiffs for their services as producers and entertainers. Additionally, Davis received money from record labels to sign, develop and pay to several artists. As his manager, Antney was entrusted with money, which several individuals witnessed being handed to her. To date, those artists have not received that money."
Davis and Armour seek punitive damages for RICO violations, fraud, conspiracy, breach of contract, conversion and unjust enrichment.
They are represented by Thomas Reynolds Jr. of the Reynolds Law Group in Atlanta.Follow @@kkoeninger44
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