Soulja Boy Sues Ex-Manager

Dec 9, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
Rapper Soulja Boy recently filed a lawsuit against his former manager for taking advantage of him early in his career.

Rapper Soulja Boy, who has had his share of legal issues lately, recently filed a lawsuit against his former manager, alleging the manager took advantage of him when he was just starting out at 16 years old.

Soulja Boy, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, filed the documents in Georgia Superior Court recently against his former manager Philip Ransom, saying he was coerced early in his career into signing multiple contracts that he didn't fully understand.

The rapper contends that the contracts he was tricked into signing were "unconscionable, oppressive and unjust." The contracts included a provision that would give Ransom 5 percent of the Chicago-born rapper's income forever. Another provision in the contracts allegedly gave 50 percent of all of the rapper's music copyrights to his record label, which he contends is "commercially unreasonable."

Ransom has denied any accusations of wrongdoing and filed his own lawsuit against Soulja Boy, alleging the rapper is falsely accusing him and still owes him money from the time when he was his manager.

Soulja Boy is now 21 years old and has generated million of dollars in revenue, even breaking the record for site views on his MySpace page, according to the website Star Pulse.