Not So Fancy – Iggy Azalea Sues Ex-Boyfriend for Marketing Unfinished Songs
On Wednesday, September 17, pop-star and Levi Jeans model Iggy Azalea filed a lawsuit in the Central District of California against her ex-boyfriend, Maurice Williams over allegedly stolen bootleg copies of unreleased songs.
The complaint, published here by The Hollywood Reporter, alleges that Williams downloaded the contents of her personal computer onto a thumb drive, including several unfinished and unreleased songs. The songs were recorded from March 2008 to December 2008, during which time Azalea was living and working in Texas. It was also during this period that she met and began a relationship with Williams, who was (unbeknownst to her) married with children.
It appears form the complaint that Williams has been marketing an EP of the bootlegs called “Inizio,” which was available in some digital stores, prompting Iggy’s label to intervene with cease and desist orders. Williams claims Azalea signed the rights over to him in a contract, which the pop-star says is a modified forgery of an old management contract he took from her. Azalea seeks compensatory damages and a permanent injunction to stop any further marketing and sale of her music.