Bone Thugz N Harmony Hit With $27 Million Lawsuit
BTNH Sued Over Unpaid Royalties
The platinum rap group Bone Thugz N Harmony and their record label are being sued by a man who claims he wrote two songs for the Grammy winning group but was never paid a dime, according reports by allhiphop.com.
Roland Brown is claiming that he wrote "Take Your Time" and "Here With Me" by the female group Tre off the multi-platinum album Mo Thugs Family Scriptures but was never compensated, according to a lawsuit he filed in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Please in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
The suit names Sony, Ruthless Records, Relativity, Loud Records, WMG, Mo Thugs Inc.. and each member of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
Mr. Brown seeks $24 million in damages and an additional $3 million in mechanical royalties from the single, music video and album.
Mo Thugs Family Scriptures has sold over 1 million copies since its November 1996 release. It was followed up by Mo Thug: Family Reunion which also pushed past platinum.
In related news, Krazyie Bone recently announced his departure from the group after a run spanning three decades.