Just yesterday (August 31) XXLMag.com reported that David “Young Buck” Brown had filed for bankruptcy, and now it looks as if the Nashville rapper is looking for a payday from his former boss, label and business associates.
Buck’s lawyer Lynda Jones revealed to the Nashville City Paper that they are planning a lawsuit against Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, G-Unit Records and ex-business manager Bruce Seckendorf.
“Mr. Brown intends to reorganize his debts and pay off the IRS in a timely manner through Chapter 13,” she said. “We hope to secure the return of his personal property quickly. He will also be filing a lawsuit in the next 30-60 days against his former manager, G-Unit label and Mr. Curtis Jackson.”
While it is uncertain for what exact amount Buck is planning to sue for, when filing for bankruptcy, the Tenn-A-Key MC cited as a $5 million contingent, his claim against Fif, G-Unit and Seckendorf.
In an interview with XXLMag.com yesterday Jones said that she believes Fif’s business practices against Buck were unlawful. “Mr. Brown’s attorneys believe Mr. Jackson breached contract [with Young Buck] and the duty of good faith and fair duty,” she said.
To further explain her point, Jones used an analogy: “[If] you are contractually obligated to teach someone how to swim…then you are giving a swimming lesson [and] you hold the person’s head underwater, you’ve breached that contract.”
When contacted by XXL to speak on the case, reps for G-Unit declined to comment.
Buck is expected to appear in court on September 21, pertaining to his bankruptcy proceedings.
Stay tuned to XXLMag.com as more on the planned lawsuit develops. —Jesse Gissen