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It’s been pretty quiet on the music front for Atlanta supergroup Migos but the trio is now making it known that they are coming for what they are owed.
Taking aim at their lawyer, Offset, Quavo, and Takeoff are currently dealing with some serious legal woes as they have filed a lawsuit against their long-time attorney Damien Grandson, claiming that he “abused his position of trust as Migos’ fiduciary from he moment he was retained as Migos’ lawyer.” The group also claims that they were cheated out of millions and suggest conflicts of interest as Grandson also represents their record label Quality Control Music.
Although the group does not specify the amount in which they are looking for, the suit accuses Grandson of costing them “millions of dollars” after negotiating an arraignment for all three members to leave their first deal with 300 Ent. for Capitol Records. The suit also brings to light that Grandson hide the fact that Quality Control landed a deal with Capitol, which that deal “would allow Capitol to distribute all albums that QCM produced and that QCM was actually profiting far more handsomely” from the documents that Grandson initially presented to the Culture trio.
Migos’ manager Pee definitely had a lot to say about the group’s new lawsuit as he took to his personal Instagram and called out the rappers for alleging that he or Grandson had participated in any “immoral or unfair business practices.”
Peep Pee’s full response below!
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It is unfortunate that the same people that we have worked hard for,provided opportunities for, and championed for are now alleging that we have participated in any kind of immoral or unfair business practices or took advantage of them and their careers, especially while we are dealing with the death of an artist on our label that was dear to us. We have always practiced honest business and complete transparency from the beginning when we started Quality Control Music. We built this business on family values, which has been so hard to do when you are dealing with so much pride and ego. The problem that I have been struggling with in this business as black man is jealousy, hate, division, and lack of communication. I was a millionaire before I got in the music business and for me to know the sacrifices I have made for the people that I have invested in and put every dollar, blood, sweat, and tears into is nonsense. I will not stand by and let Quality Control Music’s reputation and everything we have built and sacrificed be tarnished by allegations of unfair and unjust business practices. I am a student of this game and I have watched several black record label owner’s get destroyed by the same things that I am facing right now. This is why majority of the people in this business end up in financial turmoil and ultimately failing to reach their full potential. It is hard enough to be fighting and battling with corporations and the powers that be, I am not doing it with those who I consider family. I love my artists and I love my team. Everyone has their own lawyers. I understand in this business that you are not always going to end with the people you started with. I say that to say, I am not forcing anybody to be in business with us that has a problem and cannot communicate and does not want to work as a unit. Everything is negotiable. I wish my whole team more money, more blessings, and continued success. #longlivemarlo🙏🏾