Iggy Azalea Hit With $1.5M Lawsuit Over Ex-Producer Claiming She Owes Him Money
May 12, 2016 03:42 AM EDT
Iggy Azalea is facing a $1.5 million lawsuit after a Grammy award-winning producer claimed that the "Fancy" singer took advantage of him. She reportedly did not pay him after she got her big break in the music industry.
Hiphop DX reported that the producer, identified as Jon Jon Traxx, also worked with other famous singers in the music industry such as Beyonce, Keyshia Cole, and Lecrae. Traxx noted that he and Azalea signed a contract back in 2009. From then on until 2011, he claimed that he got Azalea's career off the ground by helping her grow her network and her communications such as connecting her to major labels.
New York Daily News also noted that Traxx claimed he gave Azalea "substantive advice pertaining to her singing, rapping, and stage presence, and guided her music selection to best fit her talents." He also added that he coordinated her shows and even got her a stylist that resulted to her having a "sassy persona." He claimed that he gave her Defendant media training and assembling an artist development team with a choreographer, a vocal coach, and a publicist.
However, when Azalea got her big break with Def Jam in 2013, the two agreed to part ways. Part of their agreement when they ended their contract is that Traxx will continue to receive compensation. The Atlanta producer then claimed that he has not been paid accordingly by Azalea, that is why he is taking the matters to court.
Daily Mail reported that Azalea has been facing a lot of things as of late after her fiancé Nick Young was seen in a leaked video talking about meeting girls while talking to his co-NBA player D'Angelo Russell. He has since then been accused of cheating on Azalea. The Australian rapper has gone on different interviews since the video surfaced and she said that the wedding is still to happen but she is unsure about her future plans with her fiancé.
Azalea and her legal team are yet to comment on the lawsuit filed against the female rapper.