Chingy, Trak Starz Sued By St. Louis Man

A St. Louis man

is suing Chingy and Trak Starz LLC, alleging the platinum-selling rapper broke his recording contract

in order to sign with The Trak Starz, who in turn landed him a deal with Ludacris'

Disturbing Tha Peace label.

In a lawsuit filed

in St. Louis County Court, Ronald Gavin claims that Chingy breached his contract

at the behest of The Trak Starz, who then helped arrange a deal which produced

Chingy's 2003 major label debut Jackpot, which was distributed by Capitol.

The album produced

several hit singles including "Right Thurr," which topped the Billboard

Hot Rap Tracks chart for 4 weeks.

The album also

contained the hit single "Holidae In," which featured Ludacris and

Snoop Dogg and his since sold almost 3 million copies.

According to court

documents, Gavin seeks over $250,000 in damages.