Before Rich Homie Quan can even release his debut album, he is already in a legal dispute with his Atlanta label.
Rich Homie is suing his label and its owner for $2 million in unpaid royalties. The lawsuit names Girvan Henry, Think It’s A Game Entertainment LLC, and Fly Merchandise Enterprises LLC as defendants in the case.
They’re accused of withholding royalties, even from Rich Homie’s biggest solo hit to date, “Type of Way.”
Court documents reportedly detail that Def Jam paid over $500,000 to Girvan Henry and his company to distribute “Type of Way,” but instead, some of that money was kept for personal use.
“Unfortunately this is a classic case of a music artist being ripped off by those claiming to have his best interest in mind,” Rich Homie’s lawyer, Leron Rogers, said in a statement. “Quan has more than delivered on his part of the partnership, delivering hit songs that have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. Mr. Henry has taken advantage of Quan, and now it’s time for him to receive his just due.”
Last year, Rich Homie Quan teamed up with Young Thug and Birdman to release Rich Gang: That Tour Pt. 1, but relations have been greatly strained since then.