Migos have filed a complaint against their longtime attorney, Damien Granderson, for professional malpractice and unjust enrichment, among other claims.
According to the lawsuit, as obtained by Variety, the Atlanta trio—Quavo, Offset and Takeoff—claimed that Granderson “abused his position of trust as Migos’ fiduciary from the moment he was retained as Migos’ lawyer” and “cheated [the group] out of millions of dollars.”
The complaint also accused Granderson of “glaring conflicts of interest” and for favoring the group’s label, Quality Control Music, whom he also represents. In the suit, it stated that Granderson did not disclose to the group of an exclusive contract between QC and Capitol Records.
The deal allegedly allowed Capitol to “distribute all albums that QCM produced and that QCM was actually profiting far more handsomely than was apparent from the face of the documents that Granderson personally presented to Migos for immediate execution.” Migos are currently seeking millions in damages.
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Quality Control Music’s CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas responded to Migos’ accusations, saying it was “unfortunate that the same people that we have worked hard for, provided opportunities for, and championed for are now alleging that we have participated in any kind of immoral or unfair business practices or took advantage of them and their careers.”
“We have always practiced honest business and complete transparency from the beginning when we started Quality Control Music,” he added, per Rolling Stone. “We built this business on family values, which has been so hard to do when you are dealing with so much pride and ego.”
Thomas concluded the post by wishing only the best for his artists: “I am not forcing anybody to be in business with us that has a problem and cannot communicate and does not want to work as a unit. Everything is negotiable. I wish my whole team more money, more blessings, and continued success.”
Migos have been busy gearing up for a new album or mixtape release, out sometime later this year. The group have previewed the release with a slew of tracks: “Racks 2 Skinny,” “Taco Tuesday” and “Need it” featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again.