Beef: Babyface Sues Anita Baker
I didn't know R & B acts got down like that. It turns out money stopped streaking in from record sales, and someone needed a quick fix.
Washington Post says:
"The lawsuit claims Baker refused to pay Edmonds producer's royalties equaling at least $100,000 from an estimated more than 500,000 albums sold.
Edmonds, 47, also alleges that he and Baker had an agreement to play four concerts together, but that Baker canceled two shows and refused to pay $150,000 for those dates.
"Artists are used to working with producers, making the albums and doing the paperwork later ... It's always an oral agreement in this business," Edmonds' attorney Howard King said Friday."
A related note of warning to Kanye West
Remember that one track The Game sold to you for $1? Make sure your attorney had you sign on all the signables, or it may materialize into a million dollar record when Fiddy finally blackballs Chuck Taylor (no homeo) and sends him on rap retirement...10 years from now.
your good friend,