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.