Teddy Riley is back in court. This time it’s to keep the “Blackstreet” name from falling into the hands of a former bandmate, Chauncey Hannibal aka C. Black.
Reports the New York Daily News:
Riley filed papers Wednesday in Brooklyn Federal Court alleging that Hannibal allowed the “Blackstreet” trademark renewal to lapse, then fraudulently applied for a new registration under his own name and holding himself as the owner of the band’s name.
Riley, who has worked with Michael Jackson, rapper Doug E. Fresh and Bobby Brown, is no stranger to litigation – he has previously sued Lady Gaga, two other “Blackstreet” bandmates and even his own daughter, according to published reports.
Riley is seeking an injunction to stop Chauncey Hannibal from walking off with the name.
Blackstreet’s last album, Level II, was released in 2003, about four years after the group split due to a fallout between Riley and Hannibal.
You might have last seen Riley on Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood; that didn’t go too well.