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Iggy Azalea sues ex-boyfriend over early music release

By | Published on Thursday 18 September 2014

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea has launched legal proceedings against a former boyfriend, who released an EP of her early recordings this summer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Azalea met Maurice Williams, aka Hefe Wine, when she was seventeen. The pair worked on music together, as well as beginning a relationship. At some point during this time, her lawsuit alleges, “Williams downloaded the entire contents of Azalea’s personal computer”.

Last month, early Azalea tracks appeared on download stores, via a partnership between Williams and a company called Primco Management. Universal Music quickly issued cease and desists to force the EP back offline, and Azalea claims that the music on it was amongst files taken from her computer.

Williams also apparently claims to have an agreement allowing him to use Azalea’s music and other content in his possession as he sees fit. However, says Azalea’s lawsuit, this agreement is a forgery based on a copy of an old management contract. And, it adds, not a particularly good forgery at that.

According to THR, the legal papers state: “The forged agreement contains tell-tale signs that it is not genuine. For example, it includes mismatched fonts on the signature page, paragraph numbers out of sequence, a signature line for ‘Wine Enterprises, inc.’ [sic] (rather than for an authorised agent), and provides, as an address for legal notices, the contact information of an attorney who had no prior knowledge of the forged agreement”.

Not mentioned is the rumoured sex tape featuring Azalea and Williams, which has apparently been shopped to porn company Vivid Entertainment. He told TMZ recently that he did not initiate these discussions – the video having been taken from a stolen laptop – but would be keen to make a deal with Vivid if one was on the table.

Neither side has commented on the lawsuit further as yet.