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Brandy Suing Record Label, Saying It Won’t Release New Music


Credit: Kat MorganBrandy is suing her record label, and its president, claiming the label is refusing to release new material in an effort to strong-arm her into signing a new contract.

Citing documents filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Entertainment Weekly reports that Brandy has accused Chameleon Entertainment and company President Breyon Prescott of refusing to pay for her to record or allow her to release new music in a “blatantly unlawful attempt to bully” her into signing a new contract.

The singer is seeking $1 million in compensatory damages.

According to EW, Brandy’s suit also alleges that the company was obligated to pay some of the recording costs for a follow up to 2012’s Two Eleven, but instead delayed work on that album. It also claims that the company accused the singer of failing to cooperate with the label and suspended her contract in April 2014.  The suit also claims Prescott tried to get Brandy to sign a deal with Epic Record, where he is head of A&R, that would give the company a piece of her acting and touring income in addition to her recording income.

Neither reps for Brandy, Epic, nor Chameleon responded to the EW report.

Brandy’s most recent release was the bluesy single “Beggin’ & Pleadin'” in January.

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