Ginuwine Sues; Tricked Into Contract Signing

R&B singer Ginuwine recently filed a lawsuit regarding an allegedly fake recording contract, which he was ‘duped’ into signing. Check out the report below via MSNBC:

NEW YORK – Ginuwine says he was duped into signing a contract with a record company that doesn’t exist.

In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan’s state Supreme Court, the R&B singer says he was persuaded to sign on May 8, 2007, with King Music Group Inc., a company that a personal acquaintance, Michael Bourne of Memphis, Tenn., said he owned.

Terms of the contract gave Ginuwine, whose real name is Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, $1.75 million to record his first album with King, including a $500,000 advance, according to court papers. In nearly five months, the singer hasn’t made any records and hasn’t been paid a cent, the lawsuit said.

Some 10 years deep into the industry, you’d think he’d know better than to get caught up in nonsense like this. Then again, without a hit in years, he must have jumped at the first thing thrown his way. SMH.

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  1. Anonymous October 7, 2007

    He’s a fool, he probably heard about the money and was like hell yeah, but come on the company didn’t exist didn’t he check nothing!!

    I thought he was forming TGT with Tyrese and Tank what’s up with that then?

  2. Mickeymouse October 8, 2007

    Ginuwine is going through alot. Timbaland’s abandonment to get to the top, his shelved record (I Apologize) and the nonexistence of TGT.

    If I were him I’d be a little desperate too as well. Everybody’s abandoned poor G-Wine, but I only feel but so bad for him. Clearly he should still have enough money to push an album, even if independently. That’s why I don’t feel bad. If Tamia and Nivea can do it Ginuwine…what’s your excuse?

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