They’re Getting Taken For All They Money! 15 Celebrities Battling Serious Lawsuits

January 11, 2013  |  
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Instead of taking it to the streets, these celebrities are taking it to the courtroom — or being taken there. You’d be surprised at what you can learn about a celebrity from the bills they don’t pay, the people they wrong and the dirt they get up to. Allegedly, of course. That’s why we have public records to see whose done people so wrong they’re getting sued for it. Check this list of offenders.

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RZA is being sued by Thea Van Seijen: the chick who sang hooks on a lot of his songs. She says that she’s never gotten any royalties but was afraid to demand them and ruin her career. RZA says he found the woman on the street, gave her food, a place to stay and 15 minutes so they’re even. See you in court I guess.

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Trey Songz

Trey should probably calm it down in the skrip club now that he’s caught a case there. But I didn’t know that getting popped in the mug with a stack of bills was a suable offense. Sounds like an occupational hazard to me. But get your money boo boo I guess. How much do you think that’s worth?

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Alicia Keys

Girl on Fire has been tearing up the charts but part of Alicia’s hit may belong to someone else. Earl Shuman claims that the first part of Girl on Fire is taken from his hit Lonely Boy that reached number two on the Billboard Charts in 1970. Does he have a case? Check out the track for yourself.

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Frank Ocean

Frank is being sued by his dead beat father for a cool mil. For what? Frank didn’t tell when he revealed the suit on his Twitter page. Whatever the reason, that’s a bold move for a man that was out of his son’s life for the last 15 years.

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Tamar Braxton

This girl is crazy as I don’t know what. She’s suing K. Michelle for calling her a muppet on T.T. Torrez’s radio show. Her suit says she wants a public apology or she’ll sue for the damage to her public reputation. Ummmm.

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Quincy Jones III

QD3 is being sued by Lil’ Wayne for the way he portrayed Weezy in the documentary he debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Wayne says Quincy wouldn’t let him approve the final cut of the documentary which contained shots of Weezy violating his parole. Wayne says those shots may have led to his eventual incarceration.

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Memphitz is suing the producers of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta over K. Michelle’s allegations of domestic violence. Memphitz claims that even though K. Michelle never named names, everyone knew who she was talking about. I don’t think he has a case. Do ya’ll really think K. Michelle made her story up?

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Lamar Odom

I feel kind of funny about this. Lamar Odom is suing his baby moms Liza Morales for the right to feature their children in his reality show with his new wife. First of all, it feels messed up that he’s willing to go to court to make money off of his children’s appearance fees and walk them down the same path that the scandalous Kardashians have chosen. Second of all, if your baby moms doesn’t want her kids on TV it sounds to me like she should have that right.

Tyler Perry

Madea is in big trouble for allegedly stealing another author’s story for his new movie Good Deeds. Author Terri Donald says he sent a copy of his novel Bad Apples Can Be Good Fruit to Perry before production for Good Deeds started. If any of ya’ll have read Bad Apples Can Be Good Fruit, let us know in the comments if Tyler Perry really is a thief.

Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs

Things are not looking good in Mary’s camp. She’s being sued by Signature Bank for a $2.2 million for allegedly defaulting on a loan she took out in 2011. TD Bank is also suing Mary’s charity the Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now (FFAWN) because they say she failed to pay back an advance. That’s not a good credit look.

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Shakira’s ex is suing her for fees she allegedly didn’t pay him  while he was her manager. If this is true, that’s a pretty cold move Shakira. He claims he earned $100 mil during that time.

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I don’t know if I can really get behind this move either. Ludacris is suing a Texas couple — Demetri and Donna Evans-Brown — over the name of their mom and pop audio equipment and recording business. It’s called Disturb the Peace which Luda thinks is too close to his record label’s name: Disturbing tha Peace. That feels like nit picking to me. What’s the harm in letting mom and pop come up?

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Trina was supposed to host a show called America’s Next Top Rapper but pulled out last minute. Now the producers of the show want $50 million in damages because fans were upset. That’s a lot of cheddar. I think they may be overestimating Trina’s net worth.

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Braylon Edwards

Why won’t Braylon Edwards pay for his kids? His first baby moms — “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Nik Pace — had to sue him back in 2010 to pay for his first son. Now his second baby mama — fashion blogger Ashton Whittington — is suing him to support his second child now that he’s already moved on to the next chick Victoria Bow. You gotta do better Braylon.

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Kris Humphries

A woman is suing Kris Humphries for giving her herpes. If the allegations are true that leads down a long list of celebrities who are battling the bumpity bumps. Gross.

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  • Yes he has a case. She’s lucky she hasn’t been sued for some of her other songs that she claims are hers but have striking similarities to other songs.

  • VirgoStarr

    I disagree with K. Michelle. Tamar looks like that puppet Madam.

  • The Alicia Keys lawsuit, your link to the Earl Shuman song is incorrect. It’s Eddie Holman’s Lonely Girl song that plays via YouTube. You may want to delete or fix that link.

  • Tamar needs to sue for a new lace wig! bye boo

  • Dawnn

    Some of these folks need to quit. You do have some legimate law suits and some are frivious. Like the rapper who refused to back the person who did background vocals. If you said you would pay, then you need to pay. Braylon Edwards, I don’t even think this guy on a NFL Team, I don’t know how he is going to pay child support for those children. Man, being a lawyer seem like it is the best way to go. With all the crazy lawsuits and people are hard up for money and greed that is one of the ways to go to try to get money. Lawsuits is the way to make money.

  • lita02

    You’re mistaken on the Odom. CA law says that money the children make has to go into a special account until they are 21. That being the case, why not let them make some money for after college – that is theirs and not daddy’s?

  • Ludacris is a punk picking on those people and know they probably can’t afford this stupid lawsuit he has against them for something stupid. Stop being a B***H Ludacris and go pick on people in your price bracket…Jerk!!!

  • Ludacris is a punk picking on those people and know they probably can’t afford this stupid lawsuit he has against them for something stupid. Stop being a B***H Ludacris and go pick on people in your price bracket…Jerk!!!

  • Ms_Mara

    Tamar needs to have all those seats she’s always giving out. You wanna sue K. Michelle for calling you a muppet but you turn around and call Joseline a man. I guess Joseline should sue her too using that logic.

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  • moemiel

    how will the lady who is suing humphries prove that he gave her herpes. lol she gotta prove she was a virgin and that kris was/is the only dude she ever had sex with. Herpes can be asymptomatic but transmissible so good luck !!!!

  • IllyPhilly

    Do celebs blatantly take people’s ideas and not expect repercussions? Especially those copyrighted items?

  • Knowyourfacts

    Before you pass judgment on those with herpes, know your facts. First, one out of every three people in the AA community has it (knowingly or unknowingly). Some studies suggest that among black females the rate may be as high at 50%. Second, it is a derivative of the chicken pox virus which also stays with you for life. In fact, if chicken pox becomes active again in your later years then you develop shingles.

  • Kaori

    Not all of their money, but all ‘they’ money. Okay then.