Kanye West Settles Lawsuit With His Publisher

US rapper, Kanye West, has settled a lawsuit with his publisher, EMI, for an undisclosed amount.


Billboard reports that West and EMI Publishing “have reached an agreement in principle to settle the above-captioned action in its entirety. The Parties expect to draft and finalize a settlement agreement within 90 days.”

A representative for EMI Publishing declined to comment, according to the news medium.

The settlement comes eight months after West sued the Sony/ATV-owned EMI Music Publishing, along with Universal Music Group, Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam.

The rapper was effectively seeking a way out of the contract he had signed with EMI back when he was working on his 2004 debut, The College Dropout, citing a California labor statute that limits personal service contracts to seven years.

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