Dr. Dre says he wants his coins. Dr Dre has filed a lawsuit against his former label Death Row Records for $3 million. Dr Dre claims he was never paid his royalties.
Dre filed court papers in December claiming he was owed $676,400 in unpaid mechanical royalties, $1.2 million in unpaid artist/producer royalties and $1.2 million in digital sales of his music.
The “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” singer said the number comes from unpaid amounts of $676,444.44 for unpaid mechanical royalties; $1,200,386.57 in unpaid artist-producer royalties; and $1,179,913 in digital sales he has yet to collect on. (The third total stems from a judge’s suggestion to the artist after he lost a 2010 trademark infringement suit.)
In legal docs, the Compton native, 48, also alludes to a discrepancy in the payments he received from the company, as he said they have yet to honor a bonus that would jump his revenues from Death Row Album sales from 18 percent to 20.
When Dr Dre was apart of Death Row Records Suge Knight was in charge but he has not been in charge of the company since 2006, after he declared bankruptcy.