Looks like things aren't going as we expected over there at Quality Control Music. News broke today the hip hop trio, Migos, filed a complaint on Wednesday against the groups attorney with claims he 'abused his position of trust as Migos’ fiduciary from the moment he was retained as Migos’ lawyer.
All there members claim their attorney, Damien Granderson, 'cheated [the group] out of millions of dollars' and accused him of 'glaring conflicts of interest' including favoring their label Quality Control.
The lawsuit also alleges that Granderson 'betray[ed] Migos when he failed disclose both the complete nature of his relationship with QCM and the complete nature of the conflict in representing both QCM and Migos.'
Furthermore, Migos claim Granderson took more compensation in comparison to other lawyers in the field and accused him of 'incompetence' in other negotiations.
The group's merchandising, publishing, and performing rights deals are also cited in the complaint.
Since the filing, QC head Pierre "Pee" Thomas took to Instagram to respond to the allegations and the lawsuit writing:
It is unfortunate that the same people that we have worked hard for,provided opportunities for, and championed for are now alleging that we have participated in any kind of immoral or unfair business practices or took advantage of them and their careers, especially while we are dealing with the death of an artist on our label that was dear to us.
We have always practiced honest business and complete transparency from the beginning when we started Quality Control Music. We built this business on family values, which has been so hard to do when you are dealing with so much pride and ego. The problem that I have been struggling with in this business as black man is jealousy, hate, division, and lack of communication.
I was a millionaire before I got in the music business and for me to know the sacrifices I have made for the people that I have invested in and put every dollar, blood, sweat, and tears into is nonsense. I will not stand by and let Quality Control Music’s reputation and everything we have built and sacrificed be tarnished by allegations of unfair and unjust business practices. I am a student of this game and I have watched several black record label owner’s get destroyed by the same things that I am facing right now.
This is why majority of the people in this business end up in financial turmoil and ultimately failing to reach their full potential. It is hard enough to be fighting and battling with corporations and the powers that be, I am not doing it with those who I consider family. I love my artists and I love my team. Everyone has their own lawyers. I understand in this business that you are not always going to end with the people you started with. I say that to say, I am not forcing anybody to be in business with us that has a problem and cannot communicate and does not want to work as a unit. Everything is negotiable. I wish my whole team more money, more blessings, and continued success.#longlivemarlo🙏🏾