Kanye West And EMI Settlement Talks Breakdown
(AllHipHop News) Kanye West is heading back to court with executives from music publishing organization EMI after failing to reach a settlement in the star's bid for contractual freedom.
The hip-hop star alleges that when his 2003 deal is combined with extensions, that adds up to a lack of freedom and is void under the law.
However, on Monday, bosses at the publishing company asked a federal judge in New York to re-open a case, after they had failed to reach an agreement with the "Gold Digger" hitmaker.
Kanye's lawsuit attracted attention over a provision that forbids retirement, causing EMI to fire back with its lawsuit against West in New York, claiming the musician had made a "flagrant attempt to forum shop his way around" a provision of the contract that provided New York with exclusive jurisdiction.
While the judge presiding over the case was informed of a settlement in September, it appears to have since fallen through, prompting the company's latest move.
"Unfortunately, as of today’s date, the parties have been unable to finalize the terms of a settlement agreement, or to finally resolve related issues on which a settlement agreement would be conditioned," states an EMI letter to the court. "As a result, good cause exists, and EMI hereby applies, to reopen the Action."
The "Jesus Is King" star also has a pending case over his record contract.