They were the life force behind her Nicki Minaj fuelled come back in 2011. Now, in marking the latest legal woe to be sent Lil Kim’s way, she is reportedly being sued for $15 million by the ‘International Rock Stars‘.
Unfortunate details below…
Andrew Ro says his company, International Rock Star Corp, inked a licensing deal with Kim back in August 2012 and planned to roll out a slew of products, including a perfume line, clothing line, vodka drink, energy drink, Steve Madden shoe line and even a honey maker.
Problem is Ro says Kim was a menace to work with and often refused to come to project meetings unless she was being paid extra for her time — making it difficult to get anything off the ground.
Not only that, he says when a project was finally executed — like her perfume — Kim refused to promote the product and then stopped taking their phone calls.
After Kim cut contact, Ro says she fired off a cease and desist letter regarding future projects too … and then filed a lawsuit claiming IRS tricked her into a bad licensing deal.
Ro fired back with his own suit, claiming Lil Kim’s to blame and her antics cost his company $15 million.
This surprising legal drama comes after ‘Did It On ‘Em’ producer Bangladesh producer revealed that he had cut ties with Kim’s forthcoming album, hinting finance as the cause behind the action.
It also comes after she reportedly launched a lawsuit against her former brand managers, accusing them of tricking her into signing over the majority share of said brand.
This, one year after she came under fire from the LA Recorders Office when it emerged she had not paid taxes between the period of 2002-2009, owing Uncle Sam a hefty $1,026,862.42.
Here’s hoping this ugly matter is handled swiftly.
However, in what many who remember what the full extent of IRS’ involvement with the Rapper was, it’s pretty ironic that that the ‘crew’ she employed to help her ill advised ‘anti-Minaj’ campaign has now taking aim at her.