Atlanta rap trio Migos just issued out a bad and boujee lawsuit against their former lawyer on Wednesday.
The Grammy nominated rap group filed a complaint against their longtime attorney Damien Granderson, over claims he “abused his position of trust as Migos’ fiduciary from the moment he was retained as Migos’ lawyer” and “cheated [the group] out of millions of dollars,”.
The “MotorSport” emcees accuse him of “glaring conflicts of interest” and favoring the group’s record label, Quality Control, which he also represented at the time of their deal. The suit is seeking beyond “millions of dollars,” over accusations Granderson subjected the group to professional malpractice and unjust enrichment, among other claims, Variety reports.
Group and family members— Quavious Marshall (“Quavo”), Kiari Cephus (“Offset”), Kirsnick Ball (“Takeoff”) — have since delayed their fourth album “Culture III” for months due to the legal issues they’ve endured throughout much of their career.
The complaint, filed by attorney Bryan Freedman, also alleges that Granderson “concealed” from the group that their label Quality Control had an exclusive label deal with Capitol that “would allow Capitol to distribute all albums that QCM produced and that QCM was actually profitting far more handsomely than was apparent from the face of the documents that Granderson personally presenteed to Migos for immediate execution.”
It says that a 2018 amendment to the group’s deal with Capitol “triggered an extension of the exclusive recording agreement between QCM and Migos, which Granderson knew to contain terms that were unconscionable for Migos.”
Migos’ publishing, merchandising and performing rights deals are also cited in the lawsuit.
The lawsuit also calls out Granderson for their previous deal with 300 Entertainment, which the group left in 2017 and costed them “millions of dollars.”
The lawsuit accuses Granderson of “betray[ing] Migos when he failed disclose both the complete nature of his relationship with QCM and the complete nature of the conflict in representing both QCM and Migos,” as well as taking “more compensation that is customary for other laywers in the field” and of “incompetence” in other negotiations.
It also alleges that the terms of the group’s deal with Quality Control “were, and are, extremely unreasonable to Migos” and gave them “the right to far-above-industry-norm compensation even though QCM was not required to perform any work at all.”
Granderson started working with Migos and QC in 2013. They haven’t returned Variety’s request for comment.