India Arie Sued by Former Manager

Dec 21, 2011 - LegalZoom News Source
Neo-soul singer Indie Arie recently had a lawsuit filed against her by her former manager.

Singer India Arie is being sued by her manager, who alleges the neo-soul artist owes her money for previous services.

Noreen Nalli filed the lawsuit in federal court in Tennessee, following being fired as Arie's manager. Nalli worked with Arie from 2005 to 2009 and alleges Arie sabotaged her own career, which cost the manager even more money, TMZ reported.

Arie recently counter-sued Nalli, contending that the lawsuit allegations against her are false and she actually over-paid her former manager, the source stated.

According to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Nalli contends that Arie repeatedly canceled shows and rejected offers to perform, which would have boosted record sales. Nalli also said Arie was unavailable for weeks, costing her additional money.

A representative for Arie told TMZ that the singer is "hopeful that the matter will be solved amicably."

According to the website AceShowBiz, India Arie has won four Grammy Awards, one for Best R&B Album in 2003, and has earned 16 nominations for Grammys spanning from 2002 with her debut album "Acoustic Soul."