We hope you recall that Ghana’s best rapper Sarkodie doled out a cool $25,000 to feature American super star Acehood in the New Guy, right? Ghanaians questioned why Sarkodie should pay that kind of money for a small verse from the American.
At least Acehood kept his part of the contract, didn’t he? That can’t be said about American rapper Nas, who singed contract with Nigerian rapper M.I Abaga and his record label, Chocolate City, to contribute a verse on the Nigerian’s song.
But after a whopping $50,000 he failed to fufil his part of the contract and that’s why M.I has filed a lawsuit in the New York Supreme Court.
In the agreement, Nas was supposed to mention “M.I, Chocolate City, Nigeria, Queens, New York—NAS’s hometown—, Mandela, Trayvon Martin, and the struggles of Africans and African Americans” in his verse. Nas delivered the track but didn’t mention any of the subject matter Chocolate City had asked for.
Chocolate City then requested that the Queens rapper re-record the verse but he never did. It’s been over three years now and Nas still has not delivered on the verse though he has accepted payment, hence the lawsuit.
In the lawsuit, Chocolate City referred to Nas as “a highly respected lyricist in the music industry” and they wanted a verse from him “because of NAS’s exceptional talent as a lyric writer.”