Thursday, October 16

Lil Kim getting sued yall

It looks like we may not have a Lil' Kim album at the end of this year after all. The Queen Bee is being sued by Hit producers, Trackmasters (Tone & Poke). The Trackmasters who claim they have made substantial financial sacrifices for her, and after Kim didn't live up to her end of the bargain, are now demanding millions of dollars in return. According to TheARE's (Producer of “Chillin Tonight”/signed to Trackmasters) Web blog here's how is went down:

After a year long effort into the making of what we thought Lil Kim’s album should be, it looks as though it will never happen. As you may have heard, Trackmasters/Brookland Media have filed a suit against Lil Kim. Before people start to assume things, Let me clear a few things up. Kim is a kool chick but she really does’nt know what she wants to do with her career. While working on this latest album, it was clear that Kim did’nt know the direction she wanted to go in. She wanted to work with this person, then she did’nt want to work with this person. She wanted to do this type of album, then she wanted to do another type of album. It was clear that the album was gonna take a long time to materialize and now it’s come to this. I really had high hopes in giving the streets another “Hardcore” album but it looks like that may be dead now.

Click Here To see the Brookland Vs. Kim Jones Court Case docs.

Apparently, Kim wanted to bring in the likes of Akon & Wyclef as producers after already signing a deal with Trackmasters as Exec. Producers of her upcoming project.

According to TMZ, the duo, made up of Poke and Tone, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday (October 7) alleging they helped the Queen Bee pay off her $200,000 debt with Atlantic Records, shelled out $1.6 million to begin the company Brookland for Kim, moved their offices to the same area as her New Jersey residence amongst other accusations. Trackmasters, filing the suit under Lil' Kim's (born Kimberly Jones) company, allege the rap star had full knowledge of the commitments they made and were failed to be compensated.

"[Kim] made [an agreement] knowing that Plaintiff would rely and act on it by, among other things, incurring recording and production costs and paying a substantial advance to Defendants," the suit reads. "[Trackmasters] reasonably relied upon Defendants' promise by producing tracks for the mixed tape and album, paying an advance, forming Brookland, and moving its offices and studio to Alpine, New Jersey."

The producers are also seeking full recovery and withdrawal of any material recorded by the Brooklyn emcee under their company, Brookland.

"Brookland is entitled to an order requiring [Kim] to deliver up on oath and to impound all copies of all master recordings, videos and videograms embodying the vocal and/or musical performances of Defendant Jones that have been created or are now being created in violation of the Brookland Recording Agreement."

In addition to full compensation plus damages, the men are also requesting that all employees and associates of Brookland be restricted from working with Kim on anything music-related.

"I do know that Kim and the Label are meeting today to see if they can come to an agreement. If they can meet half way, there will be a release. Keep your fingers crossed for positive outcome."- notes Texan producer, The ARE.

Poor Kim! I will be keeping my fingers crossed because we really do need to hear something new from Lil' Kim because no female rappers are hitting on shit at the moment...