Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, who is the co-administrator of Tupac’s estate, has reportedly filed a $1.1 million lawsuit against Entertainment One, according to TMZ.
The lawsuit claims Entertainment One (E1) breached a contract to pay Tupac’s estate royalties for Beginnings: The Lost Tapes, a project released in June 2007, as per TMZ.
E1 reportedly purchased rights to Tupac’s music in July 2013 from Death Row Records, which used to own the rights to the material. Death Row reportedly went bankrupt in 2006, as per TMZ.
Tupac’s estate is also seeking the ownership of the master recordings for all of Tupac’s unreleased music.
In February, Jampol Artist Management signed on to manage the estate of Tupac Shakur.
“I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that Tupac’s entire body of work is made available for his fans,” Afeni Shakur in a statement about the deal. “My son left many incomplete pieces and even more unfinished ideas. Using the blueprints he gave us, I am committed to fulfilling this duty…[We] will find innovative ways to continue to keep his music, his message, and his legacy alive.”