T-Pain Sues Former Manager for $1 Million
T-Pain has hit his former manager with a lawsuit that accuses him of illegally taking commissions for years and claims that he is owed over a million dollars.
According to the Blast, court documents show that T-Pain sued his former management company, Chase Entertainment Corporation.
The rapper claims he signed a deal with Chase Entertainment in 2005, which was extended for five years in 2009. They were to be his personal manager and talent agent in exchange for 20% commission from his recordings and endorsements.
T-Pain said he paid all the commissions over the years and did so on time. He says he only recently learned the company was not licensed to be an agent.
He says adds that over the years, “a relationship developed in which Plaintiff placed his full faith and trust” in the managers, who “promised to protect him and advise his career decisions.”
The rapper claims he fired his manager in 2014 and demanded they cease interfering with his business matters. T-Pain says they have failed to return his money.
T-Pain also accuses his former manages of illegally taking commission without obtaining a talent license and for allegedly “concealing from Plaintiff the true nature and details of the financial agreements related to his music career, including the income truly earned by him from his public performances and the necessary and proper expenses occurred in connection with same and marketing monies received by Defendant on behalf of Plaintiff’s career.”
He is suing in excess of $1 million in damages.