Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Sued For $27 Million By Mo Thugs Affiliate

posted Sunday May 01 ,2011 at 12:02PM CDT | 11 comments

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Sued For $27 Million By Mo Thugs Affiliate

The Cleveland, Ohio collective faces a major lawsuit from a former Mo Thugs Records associate.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has been sued for $27 million by former associate Roland Brown.

Brown filed the lawsuit on Thursday (April 28) for breach of contract over unpaid royalties related to a Mo Thugs Records album, reports AllHipHop.com.

The suit was filed in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Please in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The suit also names Sony, Ruthless Records, Relativity, Loud Records, WMG and Mo Thugs, Inc. as defendants.

Brown alleges that he wrote two songs on the multi-platinum album Mo Thugs Family Scriptures. Specifically, he alleges that he wrote “Take Your Time” and “Here With Me” by girl group Tre.

The lawsuit claims that Mo Thugs, Inc. paid no royalties, despite the album’s platinum status, and the platinum status of its follow-up, Mo Thug: Family Reunion.

Brown seeks $24 million in damages and $3 million in mechanical royalties for the single, music video, and Scriptures album.

RELATED: Krayzie Bone Leaves Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

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  • Anonymous
    Thats what you get when you blow and you try to help people out they either sue you for some bs or they claim you were holding them back, just because you dont blow doesnt mean some1 held you back you just didnt blow everybody cant blow
  • terry
    Why they set it up for feature artist to get paid by royalties anytime you do a compilation album should pay the people on their upfront like feature or guest artist thats how it should have been done and then they should have took all the royalties
  • Anonymous
    Damn bone always getting sued for something they never had they paper work straight which proves even more that honestly they were just talented thugs off the street and never transform into business man
  • big t
    man those records came out in the mid 90s or like 96-98 you didnt get paid then and you wasnt worried about it 5 years later or even ten years later but almost 15 man hell to tha naw you just trying get paid and overpaid at that the most they would owe you is prob 20gs but after this time you dont deserve shit
  • Anonymous
    Their career didnt take that much of a bad turn yea there not where they should be but at least they are still able to make money off albums and doing shows look at groups that were hot 2 or 3 or 4 years ago that cant even do that they came out in the 90s and their still around they make some decent music too
  • BTNHBOARD
    Bone thugs never even got paid for those albums so why the fuck should this fool, an over 10 years later you gonna sue, get the fuck out of here with that shit, 27 million ha are you fucking joking
    • Danielle Likes Bonethugsnharmonybizzy
      you got that right bnthboard, they need to lave them the hell alone with that mess.
  • PISSED!
    POINT PROVEN. YOU SEE!..THATS HOW YOU KNOW BONE IS THE FUCKIN BEST!. THE MUFUCKIN BITCH ASS MEDIA ALWAYS QUICK TO PUT UP AND POINT OUT SOMETHIN BAD GOIN ON WITH BONE. KRAYZIE BONE LEAVES, FLESH N BONE RESPONSE AND THE WHOLE FUCKIN 9!. AINT A DAMN THING WRONG WITH THESE NIGGAZ EXCEPT THE FACT THAT THEIR FAM AND THATS THE REASON WHY THEY ALWAYS FIGHTIN BECAUSE THEIR TOO CLOSE. BUT THE MEDIA TAKE SMAAL SHIT LIKE THAT AND TAKE THE BULL SHIT AND BAD SHIT TO MAIN STREAM BECAUSE THEY LOVE THE DRAMA AND THEY FUCKIN DONT WANT TO SEE BONE SHINE! OL BITCH ASS FUCKAZ. BONE THUGS N HARMONY NIGGA!
    • I AGREE
      OH YEAH SHOUTS OUT TO FLESH N BONE FOREAL!. STAY HUNGRY, KEEP SPREADIN DAT MESSAGE, STAY UP, AND DONT FUCKIN LET UP!. THEY FUCKED UP WHEN THEY HAD LET DA 5TH DAWG LOOSE. BIG UPS TO THEM HOWSE BOYS LIL LAYZIE AND BIG FLESH, THEM TL BOYS KRAYZIE AND BIG WISH, AND DAT NIGGA BIZZY
  • The Company Man
    Man, just hearing the words "Mo Thug Family Scriptures" in the same sentence as the words "multi-platinum" brings back so many BTNH memories. Those cats were talented and made a classic album. It's kind of sad to think about the turns their career has taken.
  • *
    Even if he wins, he won't get the money...Brothas is broke son. No disrespect, but it's the truth.