Rounding 'Em Up
The music industry is a cutthroat field to make a career in. Point blank. Period. While this figure of speech is most accurate in relation to the hip-hop community, no one takes attempted murder allegations figuratively.
In Nov. 2017, in a U.S. Federal Court in Los Angeles, Jason David Yonai — a little-known aspiring rapper — filed a suit against some of the biggest names in hip-hop: Dr. Dre, Eminem, Chris Brown, The Game and record producer Jimmy Iovine. Typically going by his stage-name “KazeLoon” or “K.D. Lean,” Yonai claims that the group not only stole his music, but they also tried to off him.
“The defendants in this matter committed numerous counts of fraud against me and the plaintiffs and then tried to hire hitmen to [murder] me and my group or the plaintiffs,” Yonai’s complaint reads according to Bossip. It continues:
“The defendants in this matter committed intentional acts such as threats, threats to commit a crime against our person, intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, defamation (slander and libel), solicitation of murder with great bodily harm and malice premeditation against us the plaintiffs, with a conspiracy theory and group of many people who are the defendants in this matter.”
Yonai is reportedly representing himself in this suit. While that may not be the best idea, according to some, the plaintiff says he has proof of the alleged conspiracy. Though, he left those specifics out of his complaint.
“We the plaintiffs are seeking an undisclosed amount at this time due to the nature and complex situations of this matter,” the suit continues. “The Defendants know they owe us money and are continuing there [sic] criminal acts against the plaintiffs as stated above.”
Beats Electronics, an Apple Co. subsidiary founded by Dr. Dre and Iovine, and Shady Records, Eminem’s record label, were named in the suit as well. None of the defendants have responded at the time of publication.
Regardless of the fact that the up and coming artist is going at this alone, the suit shouldn’t be taken too lightly. The Game, especially, would want to give the complaint at least some attention, seeing as Yonai’s filing is the second reported lawsuit against him this month. Not even two weeks ago, 40 Glocc — a known nemesis of The Game’s — reignited a 2012 case against the “Hate It or Love It” rapper.
After The Game and his team spread a video of themselves physically beating 40 Glocc around the internet in 2012, Glocc sued, winning a settlement of about $200K. Five years later, The Game has yet to fork over a penny of the money.
TMZ reportedly found documents confirming that The Game never paid any of the court-ordered $196,000 he was supposed to. So, Glocc is suing again… with interest. He’s filed another suit, requesting $216,775. He also slipped in that The Game is using shell companies to hide his money.
It ain’t safe
This lawsuit is coming from the same person who said The Game got a 14-year-old girl pregnant then tried to cover it up with hush money. In a series of Instagram posts, 40 Glocc claims that the nearly 40-year-old rapper is a pedophile.
“YOU CAN’T MISTAKE A 14yrs OLD LITTLE GIRL FOR AN ADULT… & BUY HER A PLANE TICKET TO THE U.S.A. FOR HE 15TH BIRTHDAY TO [SLEEP] WITH HER & MAKE A BABY,” Glocc wrote in the caption. “HIDE YO KIDS FROM THESE N**GAZ ON GOD! #FACT”
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