Added details in the lawsuit against rapper Waka Flocka Flame and his mother Debra Antney, filed on behalf of fellow associate Gucci Mane, have been revealed this week. Gucci Mane’s lawyer, Thomas Reynolds, spoke exclusively with XXL magazine and shared the specifics of the currently incarcerated rapper’s civil suit against Waka and Antney.
According to Reynolds, who believes the Atlanta rapper hasn’t been fully paid for money owed, Gucci could possibly seek millions due to the lawsuit, which claims that neither Waka nor Antney had the legal rights to oversee his money and transactions. Additionally, the lawsuit states that songs including OJ Da Juiceman’s “Make The Trap Say Aye” were stolen from Gucci while he was in prison.
“Ultimately, if he’s not been paid the funds that he’s due, he’s got a right to be reimbursed for any amounts that have been withheld from him,” said Reynolds. “There’s people that were taking funds that they weren’t entitled to, and obviously he’d need to be recouped for that as well…It’s unfortunately not uncommon for an artist to be screwed out of funds. It happens on a routine basis in the music industry, and I just think it’s important when there are questions about these things that people are held accountable and they have to show where the funds have gone.”
Reynolds also cleared up any rumors concerning Gucci’s ownership of 1017 Brick Squad Records and Brick Squad Monopoly.
“As far as Gucci’s concerned those labels are still signed to him, and Brick Squad Monopoly is still a subsidiary of 1017,” said Reynolds. “As of right now, that’s the way it stands. Now if somebody wants to make an offer to buy it, or to release themselves from a contract, obviously he’ll entertain that and we’ll move forward at that time. But there’s been no serious offers.”
Although Gucci has filed suit against his former associates, the rapper is currently in prison on federal gun charges that could result in the 1017 helmsman being sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.
In addition to the federal gun charges, Gucci was also recently named as a defendant in a wrongful death suit filed by the family of the late Slim Dunkin. The Atlanta rapper was killed in December 2011 just before he was set to film a music video alongside Gucci Mane.