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Soulja Boy Sues Manager Over Contract


(AllHipHop News) Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy has filed a lawsuit against his ex-manager, claiming that he was coerced into signing “oppressive” contracts.

TMZ.com reports that Soulja Boy filed a lawsuit against his former manager Philip Ransom, claiming that he hijacked Soulja’s career.

According to the lawsuit, Soulja Boy was just 16-years-old when he signed the contract, claiming he was a naïve teenager.

Under his old deal, Ransom collects 5% forever, for the deals he negotiated while acting as Soulja’s manager.

Soulja Boy’s is also suing Ransom, claiming he gave up 50% of all of the rapper’s copyrights to his record label.

According to Soulja Boy, the deal he signed is “contrary to music industry custom and practice.”

Soulja Boy could have a chance since he entered into the agreement as a minor, but TMZ.com reports the deal is “industry standard.”

Ransom has filed a counter suit against Soulja Boy, claiming the rapper still owes money from the work he completed while acting as his manager.

  • YaheardSyndicate

    His Name is Ransom, That should be the first sign. Also “Industry Standard” there is no such thing. Thats a term, people who jerk other people in the music industry made up. Each deal in every industry on earth is unique to the situation and participants

  • Romia Blue

    Awww what’s wrong Soulja? You don’t have much left after the ridiculous amounts of money you spent on frivilous shyt? Yea, those court and lawyer fees from the guns and weed charges can take a lot out of you.. 😐

    This report was such a waste

  • This is the number one reason people need to keep their children OUT of the spotlight and IN SCHOOL. Souljah Boy, like Bow Wow before him was a prodigy, but when times got hard, they got VERY HARD and the kid, now an adult is completely out of place and in over his head, this is a shame

  • King Cold

    Lmao. Got by a dude named Ransom?lol. Priceless. All that money spent on BS now u tryna sue smh

  • 117

    lol you right Ransom does sound shady i mean look at Madeoff

  • Loss

  • Kap Diva

    why complain after this man made you a millionaire, when you probably would be working fast food?

  • R_REAL_TALK

    HES GOT SOME NERVES SUING HIS MANGER] IN ALL ACTUALITY HIS FANS SHOULD BE SUING HIM FOR THE GARBAGE HE PUTS OUT,] BUT MY ADVICE TO THE BAG OF BONES
     I HOPE HE PUTS THAT SUPERMAN CAPE ON WHEN HE GOES TO JAIL IN THE ATL FOR THAT INCIDENT LAST MONTH CAUSE THEM INMATES GONNA BE SWAGGING HIS AA?SS ALL OVER THE MESS HALL AT DINNER TIME??????

    P.S DONT GET MAD YALL NO I DONT LIE

    *?* *:. .:*[[ REAL ]]*:. .:* *?*
    *?* *:. .:*[[ REAL ]]*:. .:* *?*
    *?* *:. .:*[[ TALK ]]*:. .:* *?*

  • Royal_Chiefa

    Exact reason why no matter how old you are..if you gonna get in da rap game..READ your contracts and what you sign..that’s just common sense..even should’ve had a lawyer there to look it over before you signed that contract…can’t fault someobody else b/c you was irresponsible  with ya own career…smdh….

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  • %5 off money he wouldn’t have made?

    I guess $wagging don’t make $$$.

  • Coerced into signin “oppressive” contracts…but Soulja Boy, I thought you LIKED the slavemasters remember?????

  • Heartless_Bajan_Bastid

    So he went from being a naive 16 year old to an ignorant, childish adult, who does not know when to keep his mouth shut….sitchoassdown mofo..   And the mans last name is ransom, so that should have made you think twice..lol…smfh..

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