Offset — Quality Control Responds To Rapper’s Lawsuit, Says He Breached Secret Agreement w/ Former Label Due To Social Media Posts
Offset’s former label Quality Control has responded to his lawsuit which demands it not receive a cut from his solo career.
According to RadarOnline, the hip-hop record label, founded by Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “Pee” Thomas, said Offset’s lawsuit should be thrown out of court. QC argued,
“Having continued to accept the benefits of working directly with Capitol (after Defendant assigned to Offset its rights under the Offset/Capital Agreement) in connection with the production of recordings as works for hire, and because, under the Label Deal Agreement, as amended, 100 percent of the copyright rights in recordings made by Offset as works for hire for Capitol are automatically assigned by Capitol to Quality Control, Plaintiffs are estopped from taking the position in this action that they are the owner of such recordings, rather than Capitol or its assignee, Quality Control.”
As previously reported, last year, Migos member Offset filed a lawsuit against QC after they demanded a cut of his solo music. In the filed documents, the 31-year-old rapper accused QC of not following through on a deal they made in January 2021.
According to reports, the lawsuit states that Offset negotiated his solo deal and “paid handsomely” for his artist rights, but now that he’s dropped a new solo project, QC isn’t honoring the deal. The Georgia native released new music, his solo single titled “54321” produced by Baby Keem, which he said QC incorrectly tried to claim as its own, an action he reportedly calls “hostile.”
In their response, QC reportedly said,
“Because Offset is not the owner of recordings he has made or continues to make with Motown on or after January 15, 2021, including the recordings “54321” and “Code”, [Offset] lack standing to bring this action.”
Further, QC said Offset had breached the “confidentiality provision” in their original settlement agreement by disclosing
“the terms of the Settlement Agreement in the Complaint and in social media posts, and by sharing the Settlement Agreement with various Universal Music Group executive.”
Pierre “Pee” Thomas — the co-owner of QC — previously took to Twitter to speak on the suit. He said,
“The last lawsuit was filed publicly and dismissed quietly. Let’s see how this one go. Been to [sic] real for all this lame sh*t. Everyone know the real problem.”
“N*ggas act like im [sic] the problem I paid millions to get my rights back N*gga you black balled me I ain’t said Sh*t one time homie I ain’t spoke to you in 2 years now I drop and you want ya name on my credit?”
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