Offset is said to be embroiled in a legal dispute with his label Quality Control Music as they compete over the ownership of his solo recordings.
Rapper Migos, 31, is fighting over individual recordings he created after January 15, 2021 despite QC claiming they are the rightful owners of the music due to a previously signed agreement with Capitol Records, TMZ mentioned.
Offset signed a contract with Quality Control, and agreed to produce her solo records in 2013.
However, in 2015, QC struck another deal with Capitol Records that gave QC full ownership of any future Offset records made from 2018 to 2023.
The dispute is now in the courts and compares to the controversy Taylor Swift found when her masters were sold to Scooter Braun back in 2019.
Legal battle: Offset is said to be embroiled in a legal dispute with his label Quality Control Music as they compete over the ownership of his solo recordings; Pictured is 2021
Offset claims he regained control of his solo business when he split from QC in 2021 and struck a new deal with them. Under this new agreement, he has allegedly regained control of the individual work he has produced from January 2021 onwards.
Now QC disputes this, insisting that they still retain the rights to his solo music as a result of their 2015 deal with Capitol Records.
Offset denies this, and says it’s ridiculous, according to TMZ.
In Offset’s view, QC relinquished the rights to his music as a result of the deal they struck with him in 2021.
Offset believes he has sole control over the individual masters he has produced since that deal.
Swift has also endured a very public battle to own her music, which has led her to re-record her first six albums, including Taylor Swift (2006), Fearless (2008), Speak Now (2010), Red (2012), 1989 (2014) and 2017’s Reputation. .
The problem initially arose when Big Machine Records, which originally owned the rights to the masters of songwriters, bought Scooter Braun.
After the acquisition, Blank Space took to her Tumblr account and wrote a lengthy letter condemning the sale and stating that she would not be allowed to purchase her masters unless she agreed to sign an updated contract.
The 31-year-old rapper is seeking ownership of the solo recordings he made after January 15, 2021 despite QC claiming they are the rightful owners of the music due to a previously signed agreement with Capitol Records, TMZ reports.
Rapper Migos pictured in Miami in December 2022
She went on to claim that Braun and Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta banned her from performing her older songs at the 47th Annual American Music Awards and from using them in her 2020 documentary, Miss Americana.
Several other music artists, including Iggy Azalea and Halsey, have publicly expressed their support for Swift, while many of the manager’s clients, such as Justin Bieber, have sided with him on the matter.
Brown eventually sold the masters, as well as other properties related to the You Belong With Me singer’s production, to Shamrock Holdings in October 2020 in a deal said to be worth more than $300 million.
The singer later claimed that the singer offered her an opportunity to bid on gentlemen, which she turned down.
Swift went on to announce that she will be re-recording six of her old albums, with an updated version of Fearless, titled Fearless (Taylor version).
Outside of his music career, Offset has been married to Cardi B since 2017.
He has five children in total, two of whom he shares with Cardi B — daughter Kultura, four, and son Wave, one.
Sounds familiar: The situation is now in the courts, and compares to the controversy Taylor Swift found when her masters were sold to Scooter Braun back in 2020