Ja Rule and Irv Gotti Press Charges Over Copyrights to ‘Pain is Love’


Vibe | June 22, 2011 - 8:32 pm

Rapper Ja Rule and Murder Inc. CEO Irv Gotti filed a lawsuit against a publishing company they believe had an unauthorized Copyright Licensing Agreement with Universal Music Group Canada that allowed the company to collect their royalties, according to Sister 2 Sister.

Ja and Irv claim Richard Kid Music and Rondo Robinson, two people they say they’ve never even met, posed as owner and administrator of a bunch of songs on Ja Rule’s 2001 album, “Pain is Love.”

Despite Ja currently serving time in prison on gun charges, Irv and the rapper are suing for conversion, fraud and copyright infringement. They’re also looking to get $57,000 back in royalties and punitive damages. —Aliya Faust