(AllHipHop News) Lil Kim might just be getting over the death of former pal/lover/ghostwriter Notorious B.I.G. but she is definitely not over Sunny Bakrats, her former lawyer. Why? The pint-size MC claims Bakrats and her friend, Andrew Ro deceived her out of endorsement deals.
According to reports, the Brooklyn-bred MC, born Kimberly Denise Jones, is suing Bakrats for $1 million on the grounds that the JSBarkats PLLC founder duplicitously promised her “multimillion dollar deals for [Kim’s] brands in the cosmetic and perfume business.”
According to suit, which was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Lil Kim claims Bakrats and Ro cheated the singer out of “valuable trademark and branding rights” while somehow usurping 44 percent control of a corporation started to license her brand names.
Bakrats is not intimidated and actually calls the suit “another frivolous attempt by Lil’ Kim and her attorneys to get out of what is otherwise a binding agreement.”
This is not the first time Lil Kim has claimed she missed a business opportunity due to bad advice.
Recently in a visit to MTV’s RapFix, Kim mentioned advice that Sean “Diddy” Combs allegedly gave her, which led to her not being on one of the biggest hits of the 2000’s, Sisqo’s “Thong Song.”
Apparently, Diddy influenced her to hardball Def Jam’s President at the time Lyor Cohen, who eventually released the song without Lil Kim featured:
I wanted Redman and Method Man to be on Cease’s next single because he had done a record with them and I needed clearance for them and [Lyor] kept telling me ‘no,’ ” she explained. “I’m like, ‘Cease needs this right now.’ … And he was like, ‘But I want you to be on this single that I have with Sisqo coming out.’ The ‘Thong Song’ wasn’t out yet, and I was like, ‘OK, I’ll do it, [if you give me clearance’ [for Cease’s song]. He was like, ‘No.’ “