The singer claims Chameleon Entertainment and its president, Bryon Prescott, “will not pay for her to record new albums or allow her to otherwise release music to her fans.”
Ever wondered why we haven’t heard new music from Brandy lately? Well, she allegedly hasn’t been allowed to release anything at all.
According to documents obtained by EW, Brandy Norwood has filed suit against her record label, Chameleon Entertainment, and its president, Bryon Prescott, claiming the label “will not pay for her to record new albums or allow her to otherwise release music to her fans” in “a blatantly unlawful attempt to bully Norwood into signing a new recording and distribution agreement containing terms far worse than her current agreement.”
The new recording and distribution agreement would allow the company and Prescott, who is also employed by Epic Records as a head of A&R, to profit from Norwood’s acting and touring projects.
After the release of Brandy’s album, Two Eleven—meant to be the first of a five album deal—allegations suggest Chameleon Entertainment stalled in paying recording costs when Brandy began working on her second album.
According to the lawsuit, “events occurred that led Defendants to want to delay Norwood from working on her second album.” We’re told that RCA, the label that distributed Brandy’s albums on behalf of Chameleon Entertainment, terminated its distribution deal for her albums leaving Chameleon “in a bind.”
And if there weren’t enough hurdles, the lawsuit alleges that Chameleon Entertainment suspended Norwood’s contract in April 2014.
Brandy is seeking $1 million in compensatory damages. She told EW back in January, “There’s definitely [an album] in the works. I’m recording in Los Angeles. I’m working, singing, and I’m ready. Nothing is going to get in my way.”
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