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Jay Z has 99 problems and now a lawsuit from Prince‘s record label is one.
Hov was in the running to take control of the late singer’s unreleased tracks, but the record label declined the $40 million offer due to other problems they have with the rapper. According to reports, Prince’s NPG Records is suing Roc Nation for overstepping an agreement Prince signed with them before his death. The documents state that Prince made a deal for Roc Nation to stream, through TIDAL, the last album he released before his death, but Roc Nation decided to stream almost all of Prince’s catalog as of June 7, 2016.
NPG is now suing Roc Nation for copyright infringement, claiming that none of that streaming was authorized. Although documents don’t mention the amount the label is suing for, TIDAL is still streaming some of Prince’s greatest hits (including “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” “1999,” and “Little Red Corvette), which could cost Roc Nation a pretty penny.
Prince Through The Years
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1. Prince speaks onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
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2. Prince at the Grammy Awards.
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3. Prince speaks onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center.
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4. Prince performs at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 10, 1997 in Mountain View, California.
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5. Musician Prince speaks onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
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6. Prince plays guitar on stage during a concert, 1985.
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7. US singer Prince attends the French Tennis Open round of sixteen match between Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Dusan Lajovic at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 2, 2014.
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8. Prince performs on stage, London, 1993.
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9. Prince performs on stage on the Hit N Run-Parade Tour, Wembley Arena, London, August 1986.
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10. American singer and songwriter Prince stands on stage with his arms outstretched, wearing high-waisted white pants, circa 1990.
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11. American singer-songwriter Prince performing on stage, 1986.
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12. Recording artist Prince leaving the 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 25, 2007 in West Hollywood.
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13. Musician Prince accepts the Male R&B Award (L) from actress Mo'Nique and singer Rihanna onstage at the 2006 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2006.
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14. Prince performing at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif. on October 10th, 1997.
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15. Musician Prince holds up singer Patti LaBelle's shoe during her performance at the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010.
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16. Musician Prince performs during the Super Bowl XLI Half-Time Press Conference at the Miami Convention Center on February 1, 2007 in Miami, Florida.
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17. Prince performing in NYC at the Bottom Line on February 15, 1980.
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18. RITZ CLUB Photo of Prince.
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19. Prince stands up to collect the award for Best International Artist at the British Record Industry Awards.
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20. Singers Sheila E (left) and Prince arriving for a tour of Britain, July 25th 1988.
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21. Kim Basinger with singer Prince, circa 1988.
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22. Prince at the MTV/VH1 Party, Round House, London.
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23. Goodbye Prince. Rest in Peace.
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