Lil’ Kim is suing her lawyer and business partner for $1 million, claiming that she was swindled her out of endorsement money.
The Brooklyn-born rapper filed the lawsuit against Sunny Bakrats on Friday. She claims that Bakrats, along with friend Andrew Ro, robbed her of “valuable trademark and branding rights” in regard to liquor, makeup, and fashion endorsements.
Lil’ Kim said that Bakrats promised he “multimillion dollar deals for [Kim’s] brands in the cosmetic and perfume business,” but failed to back up his claims.
Bakrats sees it differently. He said that Lil’ Kim just wanted to get out of a contract, saying her lawsuit was just “another frivolous attempt by Lil’ Kim and her attorneys to get out of what is otherwise a binding agreement.” Sunny predicted that the judge would throw out Lil’ Kim’s lawsuit.
With Lil’ Kim suing her lawyer, it is more drama in the life of the diminutive rapper, who in recent years has had a beef with fellow Brooklyn rapper Nicky Minaj. The rappers traded tracks that called each other out, before Eve finally stepped in and tried to broker a truce.
“You know, it’s definitely a nice group of females that’s out representing, but because I come from hip-hop, I need more females in hip-hop,” Eve said about the feud. “Nicki definitely is holding the flag down, and a lot of people be wanting me to hate just because that’s how girls supposed to do in hip-hop, but I’m loving everything she does. But we need more females, man. There’s too much testosterone in the hip-hop game.”
In the most recent incident, Lil’ Kim claims that Bakrats and Ro had a 44 percent stake in a corporation formed to license her brand names. The rapper said that when she realized back in December that she was getting a shady deal, she tried to get out of the contracts. Bakrats refused, she claims.
Lil’ Kim is suing her lawyer in Manhattan Supreme Court.