Teddy Riley Sues Blackstreet Member Over Group's Name
Teddy Riley has taken former Blackstreet bandmate Chauncey Hannibal to court to retain all rights to the Blackstreet name, the NY Daily News reports.
Riley reportedly filed papers in a Brooklyn Federal Court on Wednesday (Mar.18) claiming that Hannibal allowed the Blackstreet trademark renewal to expire and then fraudulently applied for registration under his name and listed himself as the owner of the group's name.
The producer/songwriter wants an injunction to keep Hannibal from claiming the name.
Blackstreet's last album Level II was released in 2003.