Jay-Z and Eminem are reportedly suing The Weinstein Company for $800,000 between them.
Both rap legends claimed they are owed thousands for work they did on soundtracks for movies they worked on for the company, which dismissed co-owner Harvey Weinstein in October 2017, following a wave of accusations of sexual harassment made against him by a host of Hollywood actresses.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Jay states he is owed $480,000 in unpaid fees for the ‘Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ TV series he worked on, which is due to be aired in July, and two-part ‘TIME: The Kalief Browder Story’ he did with them in 2017.
However, The Weinstein Company have profusely denied the ‘Encore’ rapper’s claims are true, insisting they don’t owe him a penny for the Browder series.
Jay Z is seeking a minimum of $240,000 for the Browder series and the same again for the other project, as Jay claims when dealing with The Weinstein Company the handling of their accounts wasn’t always accurate.
Eminem is seeking $352,000 for a soundtrack he agreed to do on the agreement he would be paid at a later convenience.
Em (Marshall Bruce Mathers III) – produced the soundtrack to the 2015 movie ‘Southpaw’, ‘Phenomenal’, along with the Gwen Stefani track ‘Kings Never Die’.
He still hasn’t been paid for his work on the Jake Gyllenhaal-starring boxing movie.
The documents state that Eminem has asked to be paid on countless occasions, most recently in October last year, and still he hasn’t been reimbursed.
The sports drama – which also starred Rachel McAdams, 50 Cent, Forest Whitaker and Naomie Harris – pulled in $92 million at the box office.