Posts Tagged ‘sues

27
Feb
14

Dame Dash’s Most Explosive Interview Yet!! Businessmen MUST READ!!!

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When Dame Dash talks, you better stop and listen. Not because he’s known to be  a “volatile record label head with a penchant for aggressive persuasion techniques,” as AllHipHop puts it, but because the creative, talent and money  prophet knows good business. And knows that in the business world, you have to take the good with the bad. And no one knows that as well as Dame Dash.

In a recent interview with AHH, Dash not only dishes out tips on how to be a successful businessperson, he finally admits to being the talent sniffing genius behind some of the country’s most talented artists, million dollar brands and profit yielding creative concepts.

At the top of his list, Demand RespectDon’t Invest Unless Your Heart is in it and Don’t be Afraid to sue.

Kevin Hart recently admitted that Dash discovered him, but the shrewd businessman who lives on the motto of “being corporate without being corporate,” also introduced the music industry to three of hip hop’s future game changers, Big K.R.I.T., Stalley and Curren$y.

Curren$y

Curren$y

In this in-depth interview, AHH states,

By the summer of 2010, Curren$y, Stalley and Big K.R.I.T. performed at Dame Dash’s Blu Roc Festival, made music videos with his Creative Control and were frequent visitors of Dame’s DD172 [ ]. By Spring of 2011, all had signed major label deals. By February of 2012, less than two years after first working with Curren$y, Dame Dash was sued for releasing Muscle Car Chronicles following Curren$y’s signing with Warner Bros, which entitled the label to exclusive rights to his music.

“I only invest in my friends. I didn’t invest in Curren$y, or Stalley or any of them. They were just coming around and making music.”

Back in 2012, Dame’s attorney stated “Curren$y’s defection from DD172 caused my client to suffer damages in excess of $5,000,000 to his business reputation.

“All those guys, I gave them platforms, from K.R.I.T.  and on, but when they got hot, I didn’t see them no more. [Laughs] I don’t know, I must be that creative sucker. They all came through, got deals and never came back and broke bread with me. I don’t know, seems like the artists sometimes turn into corporate once they get with corporate,” says Dash.

“On to the next one,” spitted Jay-Z in 2009 on the Blueprint 3. And Dash has had more successful, as well as bad business deals than any media mogul.

Dash is contemplating on suing director Lee Daniels because of over $2 million dollars he invested in Daniels’ The Woodsman and Shadowboxer. 

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“I put $2 million into The Woodsman. We got our money back and that was my money to flip for my movies.  Then he asked me to put money into Shadowbox, but that was his directorial debut and I was like ‘I need this money to make my stuff.’ He was like ‘I promise you, you going to get your money back.’ Then he did whatever he wanted to do with it, showcase his directing platform. I even introduced him to the people who funded Precious. He didn’t even invite me to a screening, because he knew he had to pay me.”

“On the movie tip, Lee Daniels is on my sh*t list. He’s anti-Black. I don’t like how he does his business.”

On the good side of things, Dame sold his 50% stake in ex-wife Rachel Roys fashion brand to Jones New York  in 2008. He started DD172 and Executive Produced a Billboard Top 10 Rap Album Blackroc in 2009, started motor oil company called Dash Motors in 2011 and opened his first art gallery in Hong Kong, Poho 66 in 2013. But on the flip side his losses have included Roy filing for divorce in 2009, being accused by Beanie Sigel of stealing $11 million in 2010, admitting he owes $2 million in tax debt in 2012, being sued by Curren$y in 2012 and claiming to be in jeopardy of eviction in 2013.

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Rachel Roy

Dash says now he is lining all his ducks in a row, in order to never have to “ask someone to cut me a check.”

He also said that public perception has never influenced his business actions.

And did you know that he actually owns the  Rachel Roy brand?

 “I had to go build the foundation from the ground up with my own money by investing in other companies until I get that money back. It takes a real businessman. You have to remember, Rachel Roy is a $50 million company. Regardless of the work, nobody brings up that I own it. [Laughs] I don’t care. I’m not throwing it around neither. That’s her company. That’s her platform. She does everything for it. But, nobody brings that up that there’s a Black man from the urban culture that owns a fashion brand. But of course culturally, and perception wise to pop culture, they don’t want to make it look like an independent urban man can be in power or have the ability to empower other people.”

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Dash also touches on Def Jam’s successful plot of stealing the Roc-a-fella franchise from him, and soon ruining his relationship with then partner Jay-Z.

Read the full AHH interview with audio clips – All Hip Hop

13
Nov
13

Chris Brown Strikes Back and Sues two Trouble Makers

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Chris Brown is now suing Deanna Gines, the young lady that claims he pushed her down to the ground at the Heat Ultra Lounge in LA and supposedly tore a ligament in her left leg. He’s suing for defamation.

Chris says he never even touched the woman, who by the way, has been caught (on video) limping on the wrong leg.

He’s also counter suing Frank Oceans friend Sha’keir  Duarte, who claims he was assaulted by Chris’ entourage on the day he got into an argument with Frank Ocean at a recording studio.

I guess Chris is lining his ducks in order to get rid of all these assault allegations. Smart move, and hopefully he’ll learn to lay low and remove himself from wired situations.

04
May
13

Hollywood… In a Mouthful!!

Brook Mueller Loses Custody of Charlie Sheen’s Kids

Brook Mueller has lost custody of her and Charlie Sheen’s twin boys because of suspected drug use. Temporary custody has been awarded to Charlie’s ex-wife Denise Richardson.

Kobe Bryant Suing his Mommy for Memorabilia

Mommy is selling some Kobe memorabilia. Pam Bryant made a deal with an auction house and received a very nice advance check. But Kobe sent a ceast and desist letter to the new Las Vegas home that Pam bought with the money.

Kobe is reportedly mad because he offered to buy his parents a home, but they did not like the house he picked for them. And Pam reportedly had already asked Kobe if he wanted the things and he told her no. He thinks that his mom is really upset because he recently bought his ex- mother-in-law a grandiose house.

Lindsay Lohans’s Crazy Rehab Weekend

Attorney Heller was fired by Lindsay over the weekend and re-replaced by her old female attorney Shawn Holley, who easily got Lindsay into the Betty Ford clinic.

Her reason for firing Heller is because he failed to research the Newport Beach facility, whose license was revoked.

Jodi Arias Followed Kathy Griffin on Twitter

The world reknowned murder suspect Jodi Arias only followed 14 people on the social network; Kathy Griffin being one on them. Check out Kathy’s funny response when Mario Lopez insists she should tweet her.

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05
Mar
12

Hollywood…in a Mouthful!!!

Demi Moore’s short vacay is over and the actress has returned to the U.S. She was photographed for the first time since before her seizure and the 911 call that sent her to the hospital. She then attended Utah’s Cirque Lodge rehab centerAfter her release, the Margin Call actress, 49, was photographed de-boarding a private plane in a loose white top and shorts looking tan and quite healthy.Moore and her BFF Eric Buterbaugh stayed at a private residence at Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos.

Snooki is not only pregnant, but she is hoping that boyfriend Jionni LaVelle will soon propose. “I’m not thinking it may happen, I know,” she recently commented. “I’m just waiting for him to ask. I’m 24, I’ve had all the fun I’m ever going to have in my life. I found the right guy, and I’m just waiting for him.” And although the reality star is receiving well wishes from most, one person, Snooky’s ex Emilio Masella rudely admitted, “I hope for her sake, not to be rude or anything, but I hope she has a miscarriage,” he appallingly told TMZ. He obviously doesn’t think she’s ready to be a mom. He added, “I would def recommend her to get pregnancy test to see who the father is because I’m sure there are other subjects,” adds Masella. (I think he meant paternity test.)He also said that he believes Snooki and Jionni will marry as a plotline for Snooki and JWoww vs. the World, but she’ll “pull a Kim Kardashian,” and is “going to have the baby and break up with him right after.” “Vinny could easily be the father.

Mike Tyson a Vegas legend?

What do Mike Tyson, Prince, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Wayne Newton, Liza Minnelli, Barry Manilow, Bette Midler, Celine Dion, Liberace and Siegfried & Roy have in common? You’re right, Las Vegas. Well, Mike doesn’t really seem to fit in that group, but the former heavyweight champion is set to have his own Vegas show. He will tell stories of his life at the MGM Grand Hollywood Theatre. Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH — Live on Stage” is scheduled for a one-week run April 13-18. And if it’s successful, it could run longer. Tyson had us rolling in The Hangover, so if that was any inclination of his comedic abilities, the show just might be hilarious.

Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey are expecting their first child. Lachey announced Monday morning on Live! With Kelly. Vanessa is reported to be 12 weeks along. The couple is very excited. “She was in New York and I was in the Bahamas,” Lachey explained on Live! of discovering the big news. “She went to the store and got a pregnancy test and it came back positive. We’re having a baby!” “This is the one thing that more than any other I’ve looked forward to, and it’s overwhelming.”

The battle between Christie Brinkley and ex-husband Peter Cook continues. The age-defying supermodel wants a judge to fine Cook $140,000 for allegedly sending her abusive emails.When Brinkley, 58, divorced Cook, 53, in 2008, a judge ordered Cook pay $5,000 for any communication that “crossed the line.” Christie claims he’s violated that order 28 times and is demanding $140,000.  “This is not about the money,” insists her lawyer. “This is about what we’re calling bullying.” Cook, in turn, wants Brinkley fined $200,000 for the same type of “inflammatory communications.” An top of that, Brinkley is asking for another $32,000 for school fee she says she’s owed for the couple’s two kids.

Over the weekend, stars like George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Debra Messing reacted to former teen idol Kirk Cameron’s  homophobic remarks that homosexuality was “unnatural” and gay marriage “detrimental” to society. Even Cameron’s television family commented on his remarks.his former small-screen sister Tracey Gold reasserted her belied in equal rights, making sure to put a considerable distance between herself and Cameron. His television dad Alan Thicke said, “I’ll address kirks’ comments as soon as I recover from rush limbaugh’s…I’m getting him some new books. The Old Testament simply can’t be expected to explain everything.”CNN show host Piers Morgan, whose show Cameron appeared on, said, “I don’t think this Kirk Cameron interview went entirely how he thought it would…” How many of you think Kirk is right?


 

07
Apr
10

Nicollette Sheridan Sues “Desperate Housewives” Creator

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