Trae Tha Truth Files Suit Against Houston Radio Station KBXX

Trae announces his decision to sue a Radio One station for banning his music and "interfering with his business relationships."

Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth will hold a press conference on Wednesday morning at 11:00 am announcing his decision to sue Texas radio station 97.9 KBXX, The Box, and its owner Radio One. The suit claims that the station banned his music unfairly, and is damaging his industry relationships.

The ban came after morning show radio host Nnete Inyangumia asserted that Trae's music played a role in causing violence at a public festival in Houston. Trae, who engaged in an on-air disagreement with Inyangumia, would later go on to write lyrics on his mixtape about Inyangumia's weight. The rapper believes that's what really sparked the ban.

"I would not have filed a lawsuit, but when other people started being hurt by this ban, I knew I had to stand up," Trae explained. Trae's camp claims that one KBXX staff member was suspended for a week and a half without pay for playing Trae's music. The staff member allegedly broke his relationship with the rapper. The suit also notes other business relationships that have been damaged because of the ban.

Rap-A-Lot Records CEO, James Prince said, "I had been excited about being involved with the next Trae album, but with this ban taking place, not only in his hometown, but likely also in the second best place for airplay, which is Dallas, it would be impossible to promote the album. This ban is sabotaging his career, because those cities are the foundation for breaking his records."

Trae is suing for general damages to his reputation, character, standing in the community, mental suffering, loss of professional opportunities, performance revenue, and record royalties. "I just could not let any more people suffer and be punished by the radio station over this ridiculous vendetta," said Trae.

A preliminary hearing is set for May 14.

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11 Comments

  • James Juengerman

    Ban or no ban, doesn't anybody posting comments know how to spell?

  • BK2HOU

    So obviously none of you are aware that radio stations are considered private companies and they have the right to play or not play whoever they want. Radio stations have been banning artists and songs for years. Loretta Lynn "The Pill", The Dixie Chicks for putting down George "goober" Bush, Toby Keith "the boot in your ass song" Martina McBride "Fourth of July" song. Madonna songs/videos-pick one, there's many that were banned or not played. It only made the song/artist more popular than before....Trae is a great person, and he's talented at what he does but he will lose this case without a doubt...He'll be alright though, the streets got his back. Think about this is Trae wins this lawsuit, then Chris Brown will sue every radio station in America..lol

  • Jace of the Outsidaz

    Damn I didnt know Nnete was bitch like dat an Ive lived in Houston all my life, but it does make sense why these rappers tend to talk over dat bitch. Trae comes wit dat hard shit and to ban his music like dat is bitch move. HOUSTON- We need to boycott da radio station untill they change dis bullshit cuz there are alot of us out here tryin to make it into the music industry and this can happen to all of us. This shit can ruin ur career just because this fat bitch got her feelings hurt, no wonder I havent heard any new shit from Trae in a minute. Trae The Truth

  • mannyb

    Thank God. The KBXX has been trash since the 90's. Although Im not a fan of Trae, Id much rather hear his mediocre songs instead of what they usually play. Its a sad period when the only time you hear a multisylabic rhyme is on the old school mix

  • frankmoney

    I aint jammed them since they stop playing Big Love and Trinity Garden Cartel!

  • DiVerSe S.K.E.

    I hope trae bankrupts them for trying to abuse their power! Ice never even heard trae before(ima checkem out now though)but thats an asshole thing to do!!!! Get'em Trae

  • EL Owell

    Trae is the truth!

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  • craftmatic

    Nnete needs to be held responsible instead of the station. This isn't the 1st time she's been in some shit. Destiny's Child along with Matthew Knowles constantly have to check her along with Master P and Slim Thug.

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    Trae is tha truth...

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