Damien Granderson, attorney for Atlanta hip-hop group Migos, is being sued for allegedly taking “excessive fees” and for failing to disclose conflicts of interest.
What We Know:
- Migos, Quavious Marshall (Quavo), Kiari Cephus (Offset) and Kirsnick Ball (Takeoff), are naming Granderson, their attorney, and his law firm, Granderson Des Rochers, LLP, and his former firm, Davis Shapiro Lewit Grabel & Level, LLP as the defendants in the complaint. Migos are alleging they were “cheated out of millions of dollars by those individuals who the group hired to look out for it and its members’ best interests.”
- The complaint states Granderson issued one-sided deals giving his higher priority client, Quality Control Music (QCM) more benefits. Migos says Granderson abused his position of power against the group and that “Granderson’s representation of QCM created an incurable conflict of interest and Granderson’s primary loyalty was QCM.” The lawsuit also alleges Granderson withheld information that QCM had an exclusive agreement distribution with Capitol. It says QCM profited far more than what Granderson put on the documents presented to Migos.
- QCM made an Instagram post about the disputes Migos is claiming. The CEO of QCM, Pierre “Pee” Thomas says, “We have always practiced honest business and complete transparency from the beginning when we started Quality Control Music. We built this business on family values, which has been so hard to do when you are dealing with so much pride and ego.”
- According to the lawsuit, Migos is suing the defendants of professional malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, three violations of California business and professional codes, and unjust enrichment. The damages the group is seeking could result in millions of dollars, including attorney fees.
There have been no reports of Migos leaving QCM, but if they win the suit it could call into question the future of their relationship with the label and the deals that have been made.
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