03:42 PM EDT 06/30/2015
Originally posted 10/09/2008 10:15AM
Raunchy rapper Lil' Kim won't be recording a new album until she can clear up a lawsuit filed by her record label.
In a lawsuit filed earlier this week, record label Brookland Media claims the Grammy-winner hasn't delivered the tracks she promised after the company spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on recordings and equipment. The label also claims it spent $12,000 per month to rent a house near Lil' Kim's New Jersey home.
The New York Daily News reports that Brookland wants the court to declare the contract valid and bar the rap star from recording for another company for its duration.
Originally posted 07/25/2008 01:45PM
Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim may be out of prison – but they're not out of trouble.
Publishers Simon & Schuster Inc. filed two lawsuits Thursday that claim the rappers were paid advances for books they have yet to turn in, the Associated Press reports.
Prior to being jailed in 2005 for lying about a shooting, Brown, 29, allegedly received $75,000 to write an autobiography called Broken Silence, due the following year.
Kim, 32, who was released in 2006 after serving nearly 10 months for a probation violation, was given $40,000 to write a novel close to five years ago, according to the publishing house.
"We are disappointed that Simon & Schuster has made the decision to file this lawsuit,” says Kim's lawyer Bernard H. Jackson III. "[She] has had every intention to fulfill her obligations under the agreement from day one but there were certain resources that are standard for any book publisher to provide that we felt were not available in order for her to complete the project. Many attempts have been made to resolve this matter privately by Kim and she still looks forward to doing so."
Calls to Brown's rep were not immediately returned.
Originally posted 08/31/2006 11:35PM
1. Sean "Diddy" Combs giving MTV's John Norris the silent treatment on the red carpet. The mogul, standing with his arms crossed, only answered questions through a spokesman – though he occasionally cracked a smile. Through his interpreter, Diddy predicted Shakira would win video of the year.
Originally posted 07/04/2006 07:25AM
It was a day for feasting with family and friends for Lil' Kim – once the rapper received an early release from a federal detention center in Philadelphia on Monday after nearly 10 months behind bars.
Originally posted 07/03/2006 09:00AM
No blue Monday for Lil' Kim – the rapper received an early release from a federal detention center in Philadelphia that morning after nearly 10 months behind bars. A throng of fans was there to greet her.
Originally posted 06/30/2006 10:00AM
Lil' Kim, sentenced in September 2005 to a year and a day in prison for lying to a grand jury, will released Monday, the day before the Fourth of July.
Originally posted 09/26/2005 08:00AM
Lil' Kim has been given a horrid haircut butchering her long locks, according to a prisoner who was released from the Philadelphia detention center just as the rapper was admitted to begin her 366-day sentence for perjury.
Originally posted 09/20/2005 08:45AM
Lil' Kim began her 366-day prison sentence late Monday afternoon by being whisked into a Philadelphia federal detention center past a throng of media, fans and passersby.
Originally posted 09/19/2005 08:00AM
As she prepares to enter prison on Monday to begin her 366-day term for perjury, rapper Lil' Kim says that since her July sentencing she has been a "workaholic zombie" in the recording studio, given that she has no idea what to expect after her release.
Originally posted 07/06/2005 01:00PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced to one year and a day in prison and fined $50,000 for perjury on Wednesday.
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