Oh no, Iggy is suing an ex-boyfriend for copyright infringement and other intellectual property claims! The lawsuit alleges that in 2008 the ex (he was 33 and she was 17 at the time) downloaded some songs Iggy had stored on her laptop. Iggy had recorded the raps long before becoming so well known and overplayed (don’t get me wrong, she’s awesome). The ex says he has a signed contract giving him the rights to use (and profit from) the early material.
But the Complaint alleges the contract is bogus:
The Forged Agreement contains tell-tale signs that it is not genuine.
For example, it includes mismatched fonts on the signature page; the signature page
contains no substantive text; the paragraph numbers are out of sequence; the signature line is for “Wine Enterprises, inc.” [sic] rather than, as is customary, for an authorized agent; and it provides, as an address for legal notices, the contact information of an attorney who had no knowledge of the Forged Agreement until Azalea’s representatives recently brought it to his attention.
I love the part where they list an attorney’s name on the document, someone contacts the attorney and he doesn’t know what the hell they’re talking about. Can he charge a fee to the ex for listing him as the attorney on the agreement? I hope so.
Anyway, the story gets more interesting but you have to read between the lines and make things up, I guess. Here’s the Complaint and a much more complete and compelling version of the story.
BTW: No pictures because I don’t want Izzy to sue me too!