When will people learn that Deb Antney is something like a gangster when it comes to managing rappers. If you do business behind her back and she doesn’t get her cut, you will pay.
According to TMZ, Antney is suing rapper French Montana for securing deals without her knowledge or consent. Subsequently, she was also cut out of her 20 percent management cut.
Deb is suing French for at least $50,000 in damages. The icing on the cake? He was served papers at an Atlanta concert earlier this week.
The suit, likely filed in Atlanta, states that French signed into an exclusive management deal with Deb’s company, Mizay Entertainment, in November 2010. She was to be responsible for all his deals and apparently French was pleased because he was quoted as saying she has the management thing “down pat.”
Unfortunately it didn’t work out at all. In fact, French has been managed by Gaby Acevedo since at least 2012 and often gets the credit for most deals involving French.
Antney, who is also rapper Waka Flocka’s mother, has been revered for years as a great manager, especially for hot, upcoming talent. Not only did she have a deal with French, but she also managed acts such as Gucci Mane and Nicki Minaj at the early points in their careers (some would argue that Gucci is still in the early point of his career but he’s had a fair amount of success in the south). She even tried to help jumpstart Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta co-star Rasheeda’s career but she chose to stick with her husband.
No word on how French or his team plans to respond.
French must not have heard about Deb: she will work hard for you but don’t cross her!