Offset, a rapper from the group Migos, has accused Quality Control of interfering with his solo music and stopping him from releasing it. According to Offset’s complaint, the record label attempts to hamper his future.
According to the rapper’s lawyer, his client’s lawsuit should override his contract with QC and allow him to work as a solo performer. The lawsuit states that Quality Control no longer owns the copyright to Offset’s solo sound recordings and is no longer licensing Offset’s solo sound recordings to Capitol, and Capitol has acquired ownership of Offset’s solo sound recordings directly from Offset.
Niggas act like im the problem I paid millions to get my rights back Nigga you black balled me I ain’t said Shìt one time homie I ain’t spoke to you in 2 years now I drop and you want ya name on my credit? https://t.co/UGRDykvX5C
— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) August 24, 2022
According to Offset’s lawyer, QC’s actions are wrongful interference with the upcoming release of Offset’s new music. The continued instance of being credited as the owner of Offset’s new solo sound recordings is groundless and unjustified.
The rapper’s lawsuit comes after Quality Control’s founders replied to Offset’s 2022 lawsuit, claiming the performer, also known as Kiari Kendrell Cephus, was in breach of contract. Offset came to understand the full ramifications of the deal he entered into around 2021 and fought with the label over who owned his work.
He appears to have sold his prior music but was released from his contract, but QCM still attempted to claim rights to his song “5 4 3 2 1.”
This situation is still complicated, especially considering the record label’s stance. According to RadarOnline, the label claimed it had an agreement with Capitol Records that required Capitol to assign all of Capitol’s rights in sound recordings obtained by Quality Control’s ‘Accepted Artist’ that it had furnished to Capitol back to Quality Control.
Offset’s lawyer, on the other hand, took the opposite stance. “Quality Control no longer owns the copyright to Offset’s solo sound recordings and is no longer licensing Offset’s solo sound recordings to Capitol, they stated, “and Capitol has acquired ownership of Offset’s solo sound recordings directly from Offset.
In the aftermath of Takeoff’s death in November, Offset postponed the release of his second solo album, the follow-up to his 2019 debut Father of 4. Apart from his Hit-Boy collaboration “2 LIVE,” which was released with Patron, he hasn’t released any solo music this year. Quality Control released Quavo’s solo song “Honey Bun” on Friday. He and Offset appear unable to reconcile and allegedly fought before Quavo’s Takeoff tribute at the Grammys.
Offset has turned to Twitter to criticize Quality Control in the midst of the lawsuit. In a succession of since-deleted tweets, he claimed that QC prevented him from releasing solo music. “Never thought life would be this f***ed up,” he wrote, using the hashtag #LLTake to pay tribute to Takeoff. “I can’t drop music either,” he said, without naming QC, but he alluded to “Black ppl holding black ppl back.”
Regardless, the situation is still unknown, and fans will have to wait and see how the legal fight plays out.