Jill Scott Fights Label: ‘Lawsuit Misrepresents Relationship’


Vibe | February 7, 2010 - 3:51 pm

Jill Scott is fighting allegations that she not only breached an agreement but owes her former record label three albums.

In a statement issued Friday, a representive for Scott says the lawsuit has “no legal merit” and “misrepresents” the singer’s long held relationship with the label she has called home for at least ten years.

“The lawsuit filed on February 3, 2010 by Hidden Beach Recordings against Jill Scott has no legal merit and misrepresents the history of Ms. Scott’s relationship with the label. Jill Scott has the legal right to terminate her recording contract with Hidden Beach Recordings under California’s 7-year rule, where she had been a recording artist for more than 10 years,” the statement reads. “During her time at Hidden Beach Recordings, she released several highly successful albums. At this time, with many creative projects in the works which include music, film and television roles and product development, Ms. Scott looks forward to continuing to further her artistry and building the Jill Scott brand in other creative environments.”

As previously reported, Scott is due to appear in a series of film related projects (Sins of the Mother, Why Did I Get Married Too) this year, followed by the release of an album titled Light of the Sun.