A group of super
producers that helped forge the sound of Bad Boy Entertainment into a hit factory
are planning to a file a lawsuit against Sean “Diddy” Combs, alleging non-payment
of publishing royalties.
including Easy Mo Bee and Lord Finesse, are planning to file the suit against
Combs, with some of the producers claiming they haven’t seen royalty statements
or received payment in upwards of 10 years.
“This is not personal
against Puff [Combs],” Lord Finesse told AllHipHop.com. “This is just a royalty
and publishing situation. A lot of people didn’t get paid.”
“Any monies owed
to anyone are either paid or are in the process of being paid — and, furthermore,
will always be paid, Combs told AllHipHop.com, refuting the charges. It doesn’t
do any good — and makes no sense at all to not pay people — what logical sense
would it make for a record company of Bad Boy’s stature to not pay people?”
The producers are
responsible for writing and producing major Bad Boy hits like “Whoa!,” “I Love
the Dough,” “Flava In Ya Ear,” “Warning,” “Get Down,” "Suicidal Thoughts"