There seems to be some bad blood amongst The Roots’ bandmates. The group’s former bassist, Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, is suing members Black Thought, Questlove, and the band manager,” Rolling Stone reports. Hub claims they owe him money from a series of deals made before he left in 2007.
The ex-basisst performed with the famed band from 1992 until 2007. He played with the group until he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer in the white blood cells, which ultimately forced him to quit after more than a decade of performing.
The suit filed on Jan. 27, accuses them of “misrepresenting earnings and paying themselves disproportionately higher salaries,” according to Billboard. Hub claims an agreement was settled, stating that he would be compensated as the co-owner of the group. While he previously received those payments as the agreement noted, the payments progressively decreased as operations turned over to a new company.
As the parties await a court date, the lawsuit is still pending.