R&B singer Jeremih has found himself at the centre of a new lawsuit between his ex-management team and his producer. The Birthday Sex star's former manager, Luis Duran of Go Management Inc., has filed suit against producer Steven Schultz amid allegations he reneged on a 2009 deal giving him a 15 per cent management commission.
However, he claims Shultz's lawyer "never prepared the written agreement" as reportedly promised and the producer told Duran his word was "as good as gold".
The business agreement allegedly fell apart last year (13) when Jeremih parted ways with Go Management and signed with rap mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs, instead.
Duran is now seeking $168,000 (£105,000) in allegedly unpaid fees, relating to projects released by Jeremih and other clients including Zendaya, as well as $46,000 (£28,750) in expenses.
In his lawsuit, filed in Chicago, Illinois' Cook County Court last week (09Dec14), he accuses the defendant of breach of contract and fraudulent concealment, among other charges.
Meanwhile, executives at Schultz's firm, Mick Schultz Productions, have challenged the allegations, insisting Duran was in the wrong.
Earlier this year (14), they filed their own suit against Duran for breach of contract after he allegedly failed to live up to his contractual obligations by taking a full-time job at Sony Music.
R&B singer Jeremih has been charged with disorderly conduct after he was allegedly involved in an incident at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday (12Dec14). The Birthday Sex star had reportedly missed his boarding call for an afternoon flight bound for Pheonix, Arizona and reached out to his bodyguard Dontate Cunningham, who had already taken his seat on the plane, to open the rear door to allow Jeremih and his pal Adam Woods onboard, even though the aircraft was preparing for take off.
All three men were booted from the flight and arrested by Port Authority police.
Jeremih, real name Jeremy Felton, and Woods were both charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction of administration of law, while Cunningham stands accused of defiant trespass.
All three suspects were released without incident and ordered to appear before a judge at a later date.
Representatives for the singer have yet to comment on the arrest.
The news emerges a month after Jeremih and his entourage hit headlines for allegedly trashing a fast food restaurant in Montana amid allegations of staff racism.
That incident is still under investigation by local police.
Hip-hop producer Dj Mustard is facing legal action from a childhood friend over royalties for a string of rap hits, including Tyga's catchy Rack City. Mike Free claims he wrote, composed and recorded the music for an early cut of the 2011 track, but Mustard took full credit for the tune after it was picked up by Tyga.
The plaintiff alleges he was also the brains behind songs like I'm Different by 2Chainz, Don't Tell 'Em by singer Jeremih, Big Sean's I Don't F**k With You and Jamie Foxx's Party Ain't a Party, but failed to receive credit, and subsequently missed out on a big pay day.
Free is now suing DJ Mustard, real name Dijon McFarlane, for his cut of profits and proper producing credit, according to TMZ.com.
Singer Jeremih has accused staff at a fast food restaurant in Montana of racism following reports he and his entourage created havoc at the place after a stand-off with a manager last week (09Nov14). Police are currently investigating the incident, which took place at a Fuddruckers in Billings after a manager approached the Birthday Sex hitmaker and his and reprimanded them for disrespecting a staff member.
He accused Jeremih of causing $700 (GBP437.50) in damages by throwing bottles around the restaurant.
During the incident, the group reportedly accused the manager of racism and Jeremih has now opened up about the drama in a tweet that reads: "I have traveled all over the world, and never have I experienced such blatant racism that occurred in Billings, Montana... That was an unfortunate situation that should have never happened."
Singer Jeremih is facing a police investigation following a bust-up at a fast food restaurant in Montana. The Birthday Sex hitmaker and his entourage were at a Fuddruckers in Billings when they allegedly began to throw bottles around the restaurant after becoming upset with employees.
A manager at the restaurant tells TMZ.com Jeremih and his friends became upset after the manager approached them and asked the group to stop harassing a female employee who complained about their advances.
The unnamed manager claims the group accused him of racism and when he attempted to calm the situation by offering to refund their money, Jeremih and his entourage began throwing bottles. They subsequently caused $700 worth of damage, according to reports.