As speculation about Offset’s departure from his rap group Migos grows, the rapper is reportedly involved in a legal battle with his record label over copyrights. What happened?
According to Uproxx, the musician sued Quality Control Music, the record label behind Migos, because he wanted rights to his solo music.
The rapper negotiated a solo deal with the label’s parent company, Motown Records, according to legal documents filed earlier this week.
However, after releasing his latest single “5 4 3 2 1,” Quality Control claimed ownership of the song, and Offset does not have the right to his work. The music industry belonged to a portion of its royalties as well.
The rapper, according to the outlet, does not want the same thing to happen to him again because he is set to release another song with Moneybagg Yo later this week.
According to early reports, the rap trio also sued their former lawyer for a conflict of interest, claiming that he cheated the record label out of millions of dollars.
The lawsuit was dismissed in 2021, so it did not proceed. Although the reason for the dismissal was not made public, the outlet speculated that Migos reached an out-of-court settlement.
Following the incident, the record label’s CEO, Pierre Thomas, issued a brief statement online, stating that the last lawsuit was:
“filed publicly and dismissed quietly… Been to real for all this lame s***. Everyone know the real problem.”
Offset quote-retweeted the post to slam the CEO, saying they act as if he’s the problem despite the fact that he paid millions of dollars to regain his rights.
Fans have speculated about Offset’s departure from Migos, especially after he unfollowed Takeoff and Quavo on Instagram a few weeks ago.
The two released their song “Hotel Lobby” without Offset, which fueled speculation even more.
While the other two members released their music, the other rapper teased his fans about his solo project and upcoming album.
The trio has not confirmed whether or not they will disband as of this writing.
After canceling their performance at the Governor’s Ball Music Festival earlier this year, fans began to wonder about Migos’ status.
The three rappers will not perform, according to event organizers, due to “circumstances beyond their control.”