Nashville rapper Young Buck is planning to sue for his freedom from the record label of rival 50 Cent.
After The City Paper reported last night on the bankruptcy filing of the rapper, whose real name is David Darnell Brown, as well as details of the property seized in an Internal Revenue Service raid on his home earlier this month, bankruptcy attorney Lynda Jones sent the following statement:
"Mr. Brown intends to reorganize his debts and pay off the IRS in a timely manner through Chapter 13. We hope to secure the return of his personal property quickly. He will also be filing a lawsuit in the next 30-60 days against his former manager, G Unit label and Mr. Curtis Jackson.
"There are a few procedural hurdles we need to address in handling these matters, but they will ironed out shortly. I will be associating attorneys Amy Everhart and Jennifer Lawson for the litigation. Both have excellent experience."
In a filing with Nashville's U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Brown cited as a $5 million contingent his claim against Bruce Seckendorf, G Unit Inc., Curtis Jackson III and Michael Clervoix.
Jackson is the real name of 50 Cent, a member of the G Unit rap group, and Clervoix is the real name of Sha Money XL, president of the G-Unit record label. Seckendorf is business manager of the G Unit group.
Brown's contract dispute with Jackson and the G-Unit label has prevented him from releasing a new album since 2007.