Chameleon Entertainment bosses have hit back at Brandy for comparing her record contract to slavery, blasting her accusations as "lies".
The Boy Is Mine hitmaker signed a deal with label bosses in 2011, after they allegedly promised her a generous production budget to make new music.
However, Brandy claims Chameleon executives failed to honour their agreement after the release of her 2012 album Two Eleven, and then reportedly attempted to block her from recording and releasing new material.
She launched legal action in Los Angeles Superior Court in March (16), and on Monday (18Jul16), she filed a similar suit in New York City, where her lawyers went so far as to quote Prince - who famously battled Warner. Bros bosses over his music rights in the 1990s, stating, "Record contracts are just like... slavery."
However, Chameleon Entertainment chiefs are now hitting back, revealing Brandy's Los Angeles lawsuit was dismissed last week (ends15Jul16) - and they are confident her new case will end with the same result.
A statement issued to WENN by a spokesperson for Chameleon Entertainment CEO Breyon Prescott reads: "Once again Brandy has succumbed to desperate measures by attacking my clients instead of facing the reality of her current status.
"Last week, a judge in California dismissed her first attempt to drum up publicity at the expense of my clients; and now she has resorted to filing additional ridiculous claims in the state of New York."
The representative goes on to insist Brandy's slavery claims are "flat out lies", while criticising her lawyer's choice of words in using the slavery comparison as "irresponsible" during a time of high racial tensions in the U.S.
The official also claims the singer had her lawyer review the contract before signing, and alleges it is Brandy who is holding up her own career by reportedly refusing to sign a distribution deal they have managed to secure.
The statement concludes: "Taking a risk by signing an artist that hasn't had a chart single success since the early 2000's, Chameleon and its CEO Breyon Prescott are disappointed that Brandy has resorted to conjuring fictitious accusations instead of constructively discussing her contractual concerns or status with a company and the colleague that she once stated as her biggest supporter."
Brandy has yet to respond to the claims.