XXXTentacion’s mother is remembering the late rapper on the 2nd Christmas since his death.
Cleopatra Bernard posted a photo of her son on Instagram. She captioned the post, “All I want for Christmas is you !” XXXTentacion was murdered back on June 18, 2018. One friend commented “He’s there with you every step of the way!! #LLJ🖤” and “Merry XMAS momma Cleo🙏 LLJ🖤”
XXXTentacion’s mom, who was put in charge of his estate, is having quite the month, Earlier this month, Cleopatra sued XXXTentacion’s close friend/music producer, Jimmy H. Duval and Stache Records.
The lawsuit was in response to Jimmy and Stache Records filing a $2 million claim against XXXTentacion’s estate. XXXTentacion and Jimmy worked together on music including the song “Look At Me”
In the suit, Cleopatra is demanding the $2 million claim be dismissed completely. She claims the deal her son and producer entered in gave XXXTentacion 50% of the royalties. Jimmy was given 25% and another producer got a 25% cut. However, Cleopatra claims to have later learned the song stole elements from another artist named Mala. A deal was worked out to give Mala 50% interest in the track, taking away Jimmy’s cut.
The suit said after XXXTentacion’s death the producer filed the $2 million claim against the estate. He accused the late rapper of not giving him proper co-author or producer credit.
The suit said the original deal did not provide Jimmy with credit. XXXTentacion mom’s added, “Defendants also allege that Duval did not receive an appropriate producer credit for his production work on the Recording. However, Defendants’ claim reveals a complete lack of understanding as to the music industry’s current mechanism for attributing producer credits. It is undisputed that the Recording was only released digitally. It is well known that, up until very recently, the vast majority of digital content providers, such as Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SoundCloud, etc., did not have a mechanism by which producers could be credited.”
The lawsuit is asking a court to order Jimmy and Stache Records is not owed a dime from the estate.