Rapper Kodak Black has reportedly settled a breach of contract lawsuit with bosses at his former record label.
The Tunnel Vision hitmaker, real name Dieuson Octave, sued executives at Dollaz and Dealz Entertainment in December (16), claiming they tricked him into signing a contract with the label without a lawyer present in 2013, when he was a teenager. The 19-year-old re-signed with the company in 2015.
In the lawsuit, he claimed he didn't receive payments owed to him or the proper management and recording services agreed to because Dollaz and Dealz's CEO AC Julien is reportedly incarcerated. Octave also alleged the contract could not be enforced because the label was not a licensed talent agency, which was reportedly required by law in the state of Florida.
Octave asked to be released from his contract and awarded unspecified damages. However last week (ends24Mar17), the parties settled the suit out of court and the case was dismissed, according to Bossip.com. The settlement comes a month after the rapper was arrested in his native Florida for reportedly violating his probation. He is currently behind bars.
Octave was sentenced to serve 120 days behind bars last year (16) after pleading guilty to a misdemeanour charge of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession. He was released at the end of November (16) and extradited to South Carolina to face sexual battery charges following an incident that allegedly occurred in a hotel room in the state a year ago (Feb16). He posted bail and left jail on 1 December (16).
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