Maz’S Weekend Word: Cash Money Sued, Rihanna Discusses Clothing Line And Body Hang-Ups, Nicki Minaj Reveals Uk Tour Dates And Album Tracklisting
Cash Money found themselves in the headlines this weekend when the crew were sued over unpaid royalties, yet again. This time, the Cash Money camp was up against music giants EMI in a messy lawsuit. The label claims that Cash Money owes them $491,000 in royalties after they stopped paying their quarterly payments, which was arranged in 2009 when another settlement occurred...
The complaint reads: "Because Defendant has ignored numerous communications from EMI regarding Defendant’s contractual obligations, EMI once more is being forced to commence a lawsuit against Defendant to recover royalty payments. The sales of Defendant’s products have far exceeded the payments that EMI has received. It is clear from Defendant’s conduct that it has no intention of honouring the Agreement."
Cash Money need to keep tabs on their responsibilities – this isn’t the first time the label has been dragged into a lawsuit, having paid large sums over 'BedRock', 'How To Love' and 'A Milli'. Not to mention that Drake is still battling with his rumoured ex-girlfriend, Ericka Lee, over her the use of her voice on 'Marvins Room'.
Rihanna was recently asked if she dresses so provocatively to cause controversy, but she said that her outfits were dependant on her mood. It seems even Rihanna has confidence issues sometimes, as she told The Sun: "The more I got naked, the more comfortable I felt. I just had to face my fear. I just started being more daring."
She also spoke of her fears that she had been worked too hard during her worldwide tour. She told People Magazine: "I’m working on getting my butt back! It used to be my favourite body part, but now it’s disappeared. I’m going to have to start hiking or at least going on the elliptical or walking on an incremental treadmill or horseback riding. Something that firms the butt. I’m eating everything. I’ve been eating ice cream and fast food and Italian food.”
Rihanna has been spotted browsing in Topshop for hours and seen visiting the River Island HQ of recent, sparking rumours that the scantily dressed singer maybe starting her clothing line. She confirmed this recently by telling Ryan Seacrest: "I'm really pursuing a fashion line of my own. I want to design. So I'm working with designers. Designers that I respect, and [fashion] companies that I respect. I want people to really trust me before I just say, 'Buy it, because it's mine.'"
Nicki Minaj has revealed that she will begin her worldwide reign by visiting the UK this June for a short tour. The colourful rapper will perform four shows starting on June 24 at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo, and ending on June 28 at Manchester’s O2 Apollo. More information: H E R E
'Roman' also released the full tracklist for her second album, 'Roman Reloaded', over the weekend. The LP, which is to be released on April 3, features 22 tracks on the deluxe version and features artists such as Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Nas, Young Jeezy, Beenie Man and, of course, Drake and Lil Wayne, amongst others.
Album tracklisting is as follows:
1. 'Roman Holiday'
2. 'Come On a Cone'
3. 'I Am Your Leader' Feat. Cam’ron & Rick Ross
4. 'Beez In The Trap' Feat. 2 Chainz
5. 'HOV Lane'
6. 'Roman Reloaded' Feat. Lil Wayne
7. 'Champion' Feat. Nas, Drake & Young Jeezy
8. 'Right By My Side' Feat. Chris Brown
9. 'Sex In the Lounge' Feat. Lil Wayne & Bobby V
11. 'Pound The Alarm'
12. 'Whip It'
14. 'Beautiful Sinner'
15. 'Marilyn Monroe'
16. 'Young Forever'
17. 'Fire Burns'
18. 'Gun Shot' Feat. Beenie Man
19. 'Stupid Hoe'
20. 'Turn Me On'
21. 'Va Va Voom'
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)