Offset's legal battle with his former label makes progress.
However, Quality Control CEOs want a judge to dismiss the whole case!
Kevin "Coach K" Lee and Pierre "P" Thomas responded to Offset's 2022 lawsuit. In August, the Migos rapper went solo and negotiated a settlement with QC that allowed him to reclaim the rights to his singles. Offset says he paid "handsomely" for those rights.
In Offset's suit, he claims QC attempted to collect royalties from his 2022 "54321." The Jasmine Brand reports Coach K and P say Offset "misunderstood" the agreement and breached the contract by discussing it on social media.
Offset, and QC had two contracts: a production deal and a label agreement. When Offset parted ways from the group, the new terms of the contract only modified the production agreement, not the label deal. In the countersuit, it says:
"The 2021 Settlement Agreement did not affect Quality Control's ownership, control and/or income rights in recordings made by Offset under the Label Deal Agreement, either prior to or after the 2021 Settlement Agreement, as Quality Control's rights in those recordings are granted by Capitol pursuant to the terms of the Label Deal Agreement, not by Offset under the Production Agreement." It continues,
"The Offset Assignment makes no reference to, nor did it amend, the Label Deal Agreement. Accordingly, the Offset Assignment did not affect Quality Control's ownership or profit participation rights in recordings made by Offset because Quality Control's rights in such recordings are derived from the Label Deal Agreement, not from the Offset/Capitol Agreement."
Then it says the label is still attempting to collect money from the single. It reads:
"Under the terms of the Label Deal Agreement, Capitol continues to assign to Quality Control its one hundred percent copyright ownership in any new Offset solo recordings." It goes on to say, "Accordingly, while Capitol is the exclusive distributor of such recordings, Quality Control is the legal owner of all copyright rights in any new works by Offset so long as Offset is furnishing his solo recording services to Capitol under the Offset/Capitol Agreement."
We'll keep you updated as more updates become available.