Offset Responds to Ex-Label Quality Control’s Case Dismissal Request, Cites ‘Wrongful Interference

In the newly filed court documents, the Migos rapper accuses his former record label of messing with his career with their ‘wrongful interference’ of his yet-to-be released music.

AceShowbizOffset has made a new legal move. The Migos rapper has accused his former label Quality Control of attempting to be credited as the owner of his upcoming solo project amid battle over the rights to his music.

According to newly filed court documents obtained by Radar Online, the 31-year-old hip-hop artist accused Quality Control of “wrongful interference.” The rapper’s lawyer stated that Quality Control’s “wrongful interference with the upcoming release of Offset’s new music and continued instance of being credited as the owner of Offset’s new solo sound recordings is groundless and unjustified.”

“Quality Control no longer owns the copyright to Offset’s solo sound recordings and is no longer licensing Offset’s solo sound recordings to Capitol, and Capitol has acquired ownership of Offset’s solo sound recordings directly from Offset,” the legal filing added. Offset demanded Quality Control’s countersuit against him for breach of contract be dismissed and his lawsuit moved forward.

Last year, Offset sued Quality Control and claimed they were attempting to claim ownership of his solo music. The two had worked together for over a decade. Then last month, Quality Control requested the judge to dismiss the lawsuit due to a breach of legal agreement.

“The 2021 Settlement Agreement did not affect Quality Control’s ownership, control and/or income rights in recordings made by Offset under the Label Deal Agreement, either prior to or after the 2021 Settlement Agreement, as Quality Control’s rights in those recordings are granted by Capitol pursuant to the terms of the Label Deal Agreement, not by Offset under the Production Agreement,” the lawsuit stated.

It went on, “Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, Quality Control entered into an assignment agreement dated as of January 15, 2021 (the “Offset Assignment”) under which Quality Control assigned its rights under the Offset/Capitol Agreement to Offset. The Offset Assignment makes no reference to, nor did it amend, the Label Deal Agreement.”

“Accordingly, the Offset Assignment did not affect Quality Control’s ownership or profit participation rights in recordings made by Offset because Quality Control’s rights in such recordings are derived from the Label Deal Agreement, not from the Offset/Capitol Agreement,” it continued.

In the lawsuit, QC said Offset has failed to pay it the required payments and breached the deal by revealing terms publicly. The label has since demanded unspecified damages.

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