Article Image: Kodak Black Settles Lawsuit Against Record Label that Signed Him at 16

Kodak Black has settled a contract dispute with his former record label Dollaz and Dealz. The 19-year-old rapper filed a lawsuit against the label in late 2016, claiming he was taken advantage of at the time of the 2013 signing. Kodak argued he didn’t completely understand the terms of his contract, as he was only 16 years old and signed the deal without an attorney present. He also argued that he did not receive proper management nor regular payments.

Although Kodak eventually signed with Atlantic Records in 2015, he decided to sue his former label for breach of contract. His legal team pointed out that Dollaz and Dealz did not have the talent agency license required by Florida state law.

Kodak has reportedly settled out of court months after filing the suit. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed; however, Bossip reports the judge has thrown out the case and dismissed it “with prejudice,” meaning Kodak cannot sue the label for the same reasons at a later date.

While this legal matter is over, Kodak has other more serious legal issues pending. He’s currently in jail after violating the terms of his probation which stem from charges of false imprisonment, strong arm robbery, and fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement. The rapper is also facing sexual assault charges in South Carolina.

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