While claiming that he means no disrespect to XXXTentacion, who “changed my life and the lives of many others,” the producer behind the late rapper’s breakout hit “Look at Me!” is now suing X’s estate, ran by his mother, Cleaopatra Bernard, for $1 million.
Producer James “Jimmy” Duval tells XXL, “It was my intention to keep the pending matter involving the estate of the late XXXTentacion a private matter. However, in lieu of recent developments and out of respect for someone who was truly a legend in his own right and someone I called my friend, it is imperative that I clear things up.”
In addition, he says, “It is important to note that as the producer behind ‘Look At Me!,’ an inarguable platinum hit, I was removed from all credits; which in turn meant that all rights and royalties owed to me, were immediately averted. It goes without saying that everyone deserves credit for their contributing works. My friend is no longer with us and [I’m] only asking to remain a part of the legacy that we created together with ‘Look At Me!'”
Also, Duval mentions, “X changed my life and the lives of many others and we want to continue widening the positive impact that our music creates. I would never under any circumstances disrespect X or his legacy. [I’m] only asking for what is rightful and fair.”