Young Buck’s Lawyer Speaks on Bankruptcy Case, Status With G-Unit
As XXLMag.com previously reported, Young Buck’s Hendersonville, Tennessee home was raided by federal agents on August 3, after he failed to pay roughly $300,000 in back taxes. Since then, the former G-Unit rapper, born David Brown, has filed for bankruptcy. Earlier today XXLMag.com called his lawyer, Lynda Jones to speak about the case.
According to Jones, who is very confident in Buck’s case, one of the benefits of filing for bankruptcy is that it allows an individual to break contracts in an effort to reorganize his or her finances.
Does this mean Buck will soon be free from his deal with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and G-Unit Records? It’s still too early to tell, but Jones says, “Mr. Brown’s attorneys believe Mr. Jackson breached contract [with Young Buck] and the duty of good faith and fair duty.”
To further explain her point, Jones used an analogy: “[If] you are contractually obligated to teach someone how to swim; you sign an agreement. Then you are giving a swimming lesson [and] you hold the person’s head underwater. You’ve breached that contract.”
Coincidently, Buck is currently prepping the release of his new street album, dubbed The Rehab, for a September 7 release on Real Talk Entertainment. (He dropped a new track from the disc, “Hood Documentary,” on Monday). When asked how her client was legally allowed to put out a new solo record, Jones explained, “he’s not contractually obliged to G-Unit anymore.”
XXL contacted representatives for G-Unit this afternoon, but they refused to comment on Buck’s status with the label.
Buck is expected to appear in court on September 21, pertaining to his bankruptcy proceedings.
Stay tuned to XXLMag,com as the story develops. —Jesse Gissen