Paramount Recording Group, the music imprint that claimed Nipsey Hussle owed them $32,000 before he was murdered, has quickly dropped their lawsuit less than a week after it was filed and the news was made public.
The Blast reports Paramount Recording Group filed the claim on May 13 and withdrew on May 16, indicative that the late rap star’s estate handled the issue in short order.
The short-lived case stemmed from a 2012 judgment the company won over Nipsey and another party.
Samiel Asghedom, Nipsey’s brother, is currently in the progress of becoming the administrator of the estate.
[This post has been updated. The following was originally published on May 14, 2019.]
The estate of Nipsey Hussle is facing a lawsuit for money he allegedly owed when he died in March. According to The Blast, Paramount Recording Group claims the late rapper incurred a debt of $32,000, which the company is seeking to recoup.
Paramount claims it won a $32,000 judgment against Nipsey and another party in 2012. The company has filed a creditor’s claim in an attempt to get the money from the late rapper’s estate.
Nipsey reportedly died without a will. His brother, Samiel Asghedom, is seeking to become the administrator of the estate, which is estimated to be worth more than $2 million.
In a petition, Asghedom said the slain artist’s “passing has created significant media attention, which, in turn has presented potential time-sensitive business opportunities based on [Nipsey Hussle]’s likeness, right of publicity, and other intellectual property based on the media attention surrounding [Nipsey Hussle]’s exceptional life story and musical career.”