Rocko Sues Future; Claims He’s Owed More Than $10 Million
Rocko and Future have made beautiful music together--but it looks like somebody wasn't paying attention to the books. Or at least, not to Rocko's liking. Rocko is reportedly suing Future Hendrix for a breach of contract stemming from a 2011 deal where Future was supposed to release six albums on Rocko's A1 Recordings. Rocko is seeking $10 million in compensatory damages.
According to TMZ, Rocko is citing their 2011 contract that he believes Future breached by cutting a backdoor deal intentionally to undermine the agreement.
Future and Rocko collaborated frequently; most notably on hits like "Chosen One," "U.O.E.N.O." and "Squares Out Your Circle." But Rocko feels that Future broke the terms of their deal and went out of his way to secure a secondary deal with Epic that shut Rocko and A1 out completely.
Rocko factored heavily into Future's early success. But Future mockingly referenced the lawsuit in a series of tweets aimed at his former collaborator--with a nod to the highly-publicized split between former business partners, Jay Z and Dame Dash.
"N---- lookin like dame out there," he wrote. "Ion want my n---- lookin like no baby momma."
"Real street n---- went to the court house,how did it feel when u signed the papers?" Future added.
Rocko shot back: "LORD KNOWS I HAVEN'T SEEN A COURTHOUSE IN AGES! THAT'S WHAT LAWYERS ARE FOR!"
According to the lawsuit, Epic Records was to be a distributor for those six Future albums that never saw release. But Future is accused of cutting a side deal with the label; which means that Rocko lost 25 percent commission on advance money from the releases--and another 20 percent of Future's tour and endorsement earnings.
Check out Future and Rocko's subliminal disses below: