Last week, it was reported that the royalties of The Game‘s upcoming Born To Rap album were in jeopardy, as former She’s Got Game contestant Priscilla Rainey motioned to seize ownership of them. For some context, Rainey was previously awarded seven million dollars in court, after claiming Game sexually assaulted her during the taping of his reality series. In the wake of the ruling, Game has remained adamant of his innocence, to the point of refusing payment altogether. Back in 2016, Game made his position known on IG in a resounding fashion: “Let’s get one thing very CLEAR: that thirsty Gatorade mascot of a transvestite WILL NEVER see $10,000,000 or anything close 2 a penny of my money.”
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Rainey recently struck back. With The Game’s Born To Rap album on the way, she attempted to be legally appointed ownership of any royalties, so she can properly secure her payout without a hitch. Yet according to The Blast, her best-laid plans fell to the wayside, as a judge dubbed her motion “improperly filed” due to a lack of an emergency. That being said, however, the chance remains open for a subsequent attempt, should circumstances indeed call for it.
In any case, Game will likely have much to say on this matter. Though for now, Born To Rap remains his. Do you think artists should be required to offer up royalties in the event of withheld lawsuit payouts?