Jermaine Dupri Hit With $1 Million Lawsuit

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Adelle Platon / February 24, 2014

A $1 million civil lawsuit is landing on the So So Def ears of Jermaine Dupri.

Radar Online reports that the Atlanta-bred producer/rapper’s former business partner, Eddie Weathers, filed the suit against him, alleging that he was never paid for a merger deal involving a company they both reportedly created, Dieniahmar Music, in 2005.

Weather also alleges that he was not named in a co-publishing deal done back in 2006 with EMI Music as co-owner with Dupri. Since Mariah Carey’s current manager was listed as the sole owner, 100% of the royalties went to Dupri and his business manager, Willie Carter. Weathers also claims that Dupri promised him $238,000 when he told him he was going to sell Dieniahmar Music to EMI Music in 2013, but only gave him $10k.

Court documents state that Dupri, his business manager, and Dieniahmar owe Weathers $250,000 and all other profits that he is entitled to. Weathers is seeking $1 million in damages.