Brandy Norwood

Brandy Norwood sued her record label for $1 million, claiming the label refused to let her out of her contract.

Courthouse News reports the 37-year-old singer/actress sued New York-based Chameleon Entertainment and its owner-CEO Breyon Prescott on Tuesday, claiming he "double-dipped" at her expense.

In court documents obtained by Courthouse News, Norwood accused Prescott, who works for Epic Records, of forcing her to sign with Epic and release her records through Chameleon, so he can profit twice.

Norwood claims Chameleon and Prescott refuse to release her new album until she signs the "terrible" distribution deal with Epic.

She said if she doesn't sign the new deal she will remain 'trapped' with a label that won't let her record music or release new music.

In the complaint, Norwood stated she has "every right to terminate, and has now terminated, her recording contract with defendants."

The mother-of-one demands $1 million in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages to be determined by a jury.

Norwood's angry fans are STEAM PRESSED. In messages left on a Brandy fan board, fans compare her predicament to pop singer Ke$ha, who is currently in limbo after a judge refused to allow her to terminate her 'slavery' record deal with Sony and producer Dr. Luke, whom she accused of raping her.

Thanks to loyal reader B. Loftis for the tip.

Photo credit: WENN.com

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Know what you getting into befoe you sign..

  • iWasteTime

    Brandy and Fanny were praising each other on the Social Media.
    I'm here for a Colab!!! HERE FOR IT!!

  • Finding Forever…

    "...claiming the label refused to let her out of her contract...She said if she doesn’t sign the new deal she will remain ‘trapped’ with a label that won’t let her record music or release new music.."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    WHAT MUSIC? WHERE? WHEN?...GUESS SHE'S A REAL TRAP QUEEN, LITERALLY...LOL

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    I see you gonna let your boo sign his name on you tonight?

  • Milani

    I was just about to say this...read the damn contract carefully, get a lawyer to read it, then read it again before you sign.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I saw it was Brandy, Fantasia and Jasmine Sullivan. I'm a fan of all three. With the right song, it was be amazing!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    There is more to this. Gotta be. This chick been in the game a LONG ass time. Two decades. And Sonja been her manager this whole entire time. I refuse to believe out of ANYBODY that BRANDY would sign a bad anything. This is a lie. Not sure what the truth is. But this aint it

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Ummm how this happen?! :blink:

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    She doesn't look a day over 18? I hope she wins?? I hope we all win??

  • Yoni

    Like Ke$ha? LOL

  • Yoni

    I'm a fan of all.....but I don't think Brandy's voice is as strong as Tai and Jas. *goes to listen to Let It Burn*

  • Finding Forever…

    That name on the dotted line can be a real bish...Poor Alize, Merlot... Chardonnay, whatever her name was on the Game, LOL...

  • ATL White Guy

    Sounds like Breyon pulled a Lucious Lyons. Where's Cookie when you need her.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ? We make have to check zmt to see the docs ?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    **singing Rihanna's Birthday Cake** "Come and put your name on it, put your name on it!"

  • Finding Forever…

    TRAPPED IN THE CONTRACT, A LA ROBERT KELLY--INSTEAD OF CLOSET, LOL...GIRL WHEN SHE WAS CRYING IN COURT...HAD TO ASK THE LORD FOR FORGIVENESS, LOL...DAMN YOU, DR. LUKE!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I agree as it relates to the other 2. But she's still a beast in her own lane. That Jasmine Sullivan though...her voice is bananas! I can see her and Fantasia killing it!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Agreed. That damn Sonja is a she-beast about her kids! She don't play.

  • Yoni

    Then her girls rode for her ass. Come thru Adele and Kelly Clarkson. LOL

  • It’s Taurus Season

    That bish GOT me long time ago, with that acapella verison of Im In Love With Another Man.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I cant imagine she would let a record company get over on her and she caught the Kardashians stealing and pressed charges. She is known to not play NAH GAME biz wise too.

  • Yoni

    Yeah, I don't take ANYTHING away from Brandy. Her shit is her shit in her own shit! LOL That very first album of hers was SICK! Those "I dedicate" interludes?!!?!?!! :drool: I LOVE her song Full Moon.

  • Jusstlookn

    ehhh it's possible to be true, contracts get "strange" when you have disagreements and things don't go your way and the record isn't pouring money into the product or artist.

    She probably signed a deal that was shaky when she did that Homecoming Battle Song. (sips hot liqqa)

    Her braids is on POINT and makeup FLAWLESS, swear that girl eats air. She stay looking GREAT!

  • Mel

    Brandy and Kesha situation is different she not accusing nobody of sexual assault she just wanna be free

  • Jusstlookn

    I want free

  • Cal Monroe
  • Finding Forever…

    Don't FORGET T. Swift...SAID PUT ME DOWN FOR $250K...GOTCHA BISH, YOU AIN'T GOTTA DEAL WIT THIS...F HIM & THEM, FOR THAT MATTER...

  • Monday

    She isn't lucky with management. I remember her "Nature" album that went flop because of Jenkins. She cursed him out on her reality show...

    Such a great talent. Very bad entourage.

    I still don't know why she didn't keep her momager to take care of biz??

  • Jusstlookn

    Chile, do those every work out....

    Usher faired for a while, but eventually you got cut the cord.

    Thanks for saying it.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    THIS!!! Her first album when she was still a youngin was a classic. "I'm Yours" still gets regular play by me. And yes, those interludes were ALL hitting!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    You go to that smoke shop next to Dressbarn?

  • Monday

    Like Ke$ha??

    I guess people forgot about TLC..

    Even Nas spoke about how broke he was after winning his first award, he still had to go back to live in the projects..

    Something is wrong with the music industry finance department

  • Yoni

    RIGHT!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I still play Brandy first two albums. Her and Monica both. I told yall I still play "Miss Thang" like it came out yesterday.

  • lil goodie

    That's why Jay Z said he created Tidal.. to give the money back tipi the artist...ijs...but none wants to support it..

  • Monday

    "just one of Dem Daaaayyys"

  • SameoleJ

    Shoot shady managers go waaaay back, even rappers got taken, look at Eazy E

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Her runs are so sick...it's just...whooo, chile...that Jasmine is the truth!

  • Mel

    "HmmmI was born by the river in a little tent oh and just like the river I've been running ev'r since but I know a change gon come oh yes it will"?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    The highs and lows of her voice of "Almost Doesnt Count" STILL gets me. STILL.

  • lil goodie

    Shouldn't a million be chump change to her???? I mean she had been singing and acting for 20+years...

  • imright

    brandy looks so fresh & youthful ?

  • SameoleJ

    No one wants to support it until it is successful and then they will flock to it; however Jay isn't really good with brokering deals and has a history of making bad ones, so I can see the hesitation.

  • Yoni

    Hell Puffy/Puff/Diddy/SeanJohn/SeanCombs/P.Diddy took a whole bunch of folks!

  • Monday

    Her doing that reality show with her brother only help sink herself.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    My songs from that album are "Like This and Like That" and SOS Band remake of "Tell Me".

  • Finding Forever…

    This wouldn't have ANYTHING to do with Billy Badass, Suge Knight...would it? LOL...

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I love her range. She is so underrated. But she has some die-hard fans. I'm always Team B-Rocka.

  • SameoleJ

    Puffy destroyed folks!! I ain't seen a soul yet, make a comeback after being with Puffy. Mary J. better be glad she had it out with him and cut ties way back when.......right after she was a backup singer for Father MC.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I loved Let's Straighten it Out, Before You Walk out of My Life and Why I love You So Much.

  • SameoleJ

    No, Jerry did it to him. Cube and Dre and the others jumped shit just in time, but Dre landed in the spider's web/snake pit and then escaped

  • Jusstlookn

    Wayne Brady version is everything. YASSSS

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Brandy always looks so beautiful!

  • Monday

    Something is up with Tidal, I do not know what... Everything that comes on Tidal is not exclusive.. Too many hackers, blame it on technology

  • Yoni

    He sure did. But wasn't it the Lox (or one of his 5464134654 groups he had) that called the radio station that he was on and made him release them out of their contract? LOL

  • Finding Forever…

    Did you hear he has a charter school starting up, I believe this Fall? A SCHOOL, REALLY? Maybe it's just his NAME & LIKENESS, that's being used...LOL...

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Can we get a D'Angelo Russell post. QTNA: Was he right? Did he break mancode? Where is Man with his analysis? Is D'Angelo trying to slide in Iggy Dm?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Free The Lox 1997. I was here for it. Jada was the only one I was about to put down in response to @Sameole who did something after Puffy.

  • SameoleJ

    Jada refused to release an album until that contract was up...only did features and underground stuff.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Brandy sue them stand up for your self hun ! Time out for the BS ! I support ya ! ?????

  • Yoni

    Yep. Said it's been 5 years in the making.

  • Finding Forever…

    RIGHT...I CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY QUINCY HAS YET TO "COME OUT" & YOUR DADDY/STEP-DADDY "OWN" A LABEL? EVEN HE MUST KNOW, PUFFY AINT SH@T, LOL...SHHH...HE KISSING YOU ON THE LIPS, THAT GOTTA SPEAK FOR SOMETHING, LOL...

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Owning folks name forever. I remember watching Da Band and they said it was a seven album contract. Diddy aint playing. For the rest of your life you owe him. And the afterlife.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    YAS. Til Ruff Ryders took them in. Me and @Waste are Jada HEADS.

    *Goes to listen to him and Mimi*

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile Brandy is a great thee Damn end .... Anyone that thinks other wise has not a clue bout music ! Bye ! ???

  • SameoleJ

    I don't think Al would let him. I think Quincy may not have had a great relationship with his father, but he would listen in the situation.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    That ish was mad funny too.

    Hello? Puffy? This is US. You gonna release us or NAH?

  • Jusstlookn

    OFFTOPIC - Old Spice Class Law Suit, men have burn marks under there arm. My son was affected. I didn't take him to doctor, but I did take a photo and threw the product out. Look into if you are a loved has used it.

    Old Spice Deodorant Hit With Class Action Over Rashes And Burns

    by BEN POPKEN

    If Old Spice was making an ad about the class action that was just filed against it, rashes would appear underneath Terry Crews' armpits and sprout tiny Terry Crews heads that sang "Pa-pa-pow-pow-POW-pa-POWER!"

    Indeed, a new class action lawsuit against the makers of Old Spice claim that the deodorant has left users with rashes and burns on their skin.

    The suit claims that the deodorant, made by Proctor & Gamble, "causes rashes, irritation, burning and other injury to unsuspecting customers." Those users also were "economically damaged," according to the lawsuit, because "they are forced to discard the product after only a few uses."

  • Jusstlookn

    Hey hunti MAUH HUG

  • SameoleJ

    Jada was like oh I can't be released......yeah okay, I can't write for you no more either and fukk an album, I'll feature for the next however many years and then come back!!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    They said on radio this morning that its gonna be called "The Notorious BIG We Wont Stop Cant Stop Academy."

  • SameoleJ

    You gotta be kidding......That man still can't rest in peace!!

  • Yoni

    New post - up and coming actor on a up and coming magazine :shrug:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Laundry Time

  • Yoni

    GIRL!

  • Jusstlookn

    Bitotchassness and Biotchbabbby

  • SameoleJ

    Brandy has been around so long, she should have had her own label by now instead of fake marriages. Seriously!!

  • Finding Forever…

    TAKE THAT, TAKE THAT...HAS A WHOLE NEW MEANING...LOL...OWN DAT ASS FOR LIFE LITERALLY...THEY ARE DAMN BROKE & WHILE HE'S HAWKING CIROC...WHAT A SHAME!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Your ghost better come back and do them last 5 albums. Fukk you thought?

  • SameoleJ

    Nignog probably have them freeze your sperm and make clones of your ass..........Give me my last 5 songs nigg!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    They were joking but said you KNOW his name is gonna be attached SOMEHOW. Watch.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    LOL!!!!! That's crazy.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    They'll name the gym or music room or something after him.

  • SameoleJ

    I am surprised you didn't comment on Mary and the back up for Father MC, that was classic!!

  • Finding Forever…

    WHAAAATTTT? PLEASE SAY YOU'RE JOKIN...LOL...BOY PUFFY, WILL MAKE SOMETHING OUTTA NOTHING, LOL...

  • SameoleJ

    Man will never rest in peace if it is left up to Puffy and Kim.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    After Share My World I aint been feeling Mary or her Dancery.

  • AnonymousRose

    How do u not have the right to end any agreement, Chile it couldn't B one of these folks... Its to much

  • Finding Forever…

    RIIIIGHT...PALMS GREASED DURING & AFTER LIFE, LOL...LITERALLY...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hey bew ! ?

  • SameoleJ

    This was 1990, she was in the I'll Do 4 U video. I can't get a clear screen shot!! UGH

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I watched the LHHATL trailer yesterday. They got mangirl up there. Looks like a wild ride. Mimi still crying over Steebie. Steebie still Steebie.

  • Finding Forever…

    LOOKS PAINFUL...OUCH!

  • Sexy CJ

    Brandy Norwood sued her record label for $1 million, claiming the label refused to let her out of her contract.

    Brandy sued New York-based Chameleon Entertainment and its owner-CEO Breyon Prescott on Tuesday, claiming he “double-dipped” at her expense.

    In the complaint, Norwood stated she has “every right to terminate, and has now terminated, her recording contract with defendants.”

    The mother-of-one demands $1 million in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages to be determined by a jury............B-Rocka.......Wishing U Success & Prosperity...........

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Oh I remma. You can clearly hear her on the song too. They was smashing?

  • Sexy CJ

    *********

  • Jusstlookn

    Yeap, via Ophthalmologist......So yeah, basically I'll be drunk later.

  • Finding Forever…

    I have cousin whose "suppose" to be rapping & just SIGNED...Asked his parents--YOU didn't want to go with him? NO ATTORNEY? You do KNOW, he could have literally just SIGNED his life away...GOT THE SIDE EYE, SO GUESS I WAS HATING...QUIETLY GATHERED MY BELONGS & EXISTED STAGE LEFT...LOL...THAT ADVANCE MONEY WAS ALL THEY SAW, I GUESS

  • Dallas Kennedy

    Everybody suing their record label??????????
    Did you really expect to sign your soul to the devil and anticipate living like a God?

    Good luck, hire new lawyers if not mistaken they read the contract prior to the artist signing

  • MzFutureLCSW

    And people still flock to these record labels, in search of a come up.
    Slavery.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Exactly. Advance money..........................

  • MzFutureLCSW

    They changed the formula.
    They probably jacked up the price, used lower quality ingredients and though they could pull a fast one.
    CAUGHT.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Dang Brandy you still look the same chile. I like that ring you are rocking and it looks like House of Harlow. I was looking at it yesterday on Nordstrom website.??

  • bemetoo

    Never can say goodbye, With You and Forever Always is the shiit

  • Charallday

    I'm surprised this took so long to come out. As a HUGE Brandy fan patiently awaiting this collab, it's been long overdue. They owe her $60,000. They didn't promote 2/11 like they we're supposed to and want 15 percent of her dealings (shows, music etc etc). Tried to get her to release a second album under this same contract, but didn't pay her. That presscott guy trying to get money on both ends. Where is SONJA when you need her?

  • Charallday

    There is

  • stanley

    Did she read the contract? lol its not like she a new artist

  • Meme81

    I hope she wins. Musicians are the underdogs in these cases and rarely get the money they deserve in deals.

  • Hugga Bunch

    I can see it.

    Diddy in the studio, sitting in the dark with an artist and an unclosed mouth. Just waiting.

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    How is it that Rihanna owns her Masters now(virtually unheard in todays music Industry)? But Brandy who opened doors for her is trapped in a horrible deal. Doesn't make since to me. Smh

  • Gersia

    It do not matter were he had you sign he would still get two checks. He works for epic. He gets paid there. Because you are sign to his label anywhere you sign for distribution he would still get paid because you are under his Label. Its like subleasing services. It sounds like you are being a little head strong trying to run things. Your reputation is that you are difficult to work with.

  • TheWildChild

    Hold up, Breyon Prescott ? isn't he the self made promoter who beat up his former BFF boss -main-man Jaime Foxx? And the dude that Jay-Z once black balled in public? He was a road manager for Angie Stone too. But I can't see why Brandy ever went this route with Breyon. It's more ? behind this story, will someone please start pouring....?

  • S. Williams

    I have music from all in my music library. bout to make a playlist with just them. ooh! teyana taylor would be a good addition too. honestly I would love for a collab of just altos/tenor/base women bc THAT would vibrate my sternum and move my soul. teyana, brandy, jasmine, toni, hell anita baker, I'm tired of these screaming sopranos

  • Charallday

    Oh wow.

  • Charallday

    While that is true, if i recall Epic was the main label in conjunction with Chameleon .She was on Epic for Human though so that could be where it all started from. At the end of the day she just wants off so she can release her music. What I have questions on and about is: After all the horror stories, why would anyone STILLwant to be sign to a major label??? I understand better distribution and whatnot but they NEVER do what they're supposed to with established artists. She has her on production company and Ray J has a entertainment company. Despite his BS before that whole KIM K mess he was doing well. Also if you just HAVE to go major label , why not go BACK to Atlantic records? She was QUEEN there. She asked to leave and they told her okay seeing as though she's made them sooo much money over the years. Epic is now helmed by L.A. REID....enough said. Either way I wish her much success and I'm team Brandy. She hasn't said much on it but it been brewing for a minute because kept hashtagging #freedomring

  • Charallday

    From what I gather, it's handled because Brandy tweeted something about being free and don't be surprised thst she doesn't start her own label. Her bio says Slayana Records

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Oh my gawd Forever Always that was my JOINT!!!!!! Im looking for the c.d. as we speak lol I know she don't have nothing to do with the topic but let's not forget Faith Evans fist album. Lawd when I think about it. All those albums came out around the same time. it was some. Good music back then.

  • bemetoo

    Didn't listen to faith.. but I see you a foxy brown fan ..broken silence was the shit..they say I'm 7:30

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    To me it was better than lil Kim's naked truth.

  • bemetoo

    way better.. but kim is cool

  • Gersia

    She do have talent but if you are difficult to work with word gets around. Bridges are burned and people stay away from you. Brandy should know by know if you work for a Major Label as a A/r and also have a label thats two checks. It don't mean your cheating. Its like having two jobs. She is a perfect example of getting in your own way.