Nasty C has denied being sued for R4m by Freeworld Music.
In a recent interview with Drum the 21-year-old rapper explained that he does not know anything about the lawsuit.
“I heard about that, from who? I don’t think that’s a real thing. That’s not true,”
However contradicting the statement was Mabala Noise boss Reggie Nkabinde, who confirmed the lawsuit matter in an interview with Sunday World. He said it had been attended to by the record label.
We reported last week that hip-hop superstar Nasty C and his former record label Mabala Noise, founded by ANC politician Reggie Nkabinde, are facing a R4.5-million lawsuit for breach of contract.
This comes after a company called FreeworldMusic, which according to court papers was appointed by Mabala Noise to manage Nasty C’s bookings and endorsement deals, filed summons at the South Gauteng High Court in Joburg claiming that it was owed R3.5million for unpaid services.
According to court papers, the company was appointed by Mabala Noise to serve as Nasty C’s artist manager and management representative of the label on July 18 2016 following engagements by Nkabinde and company director Zyne Marcus.
Instead of managing the situation, the issues were worsened by Mabala Noise as it excluded Nasty C from his duties in breach of the contracts signed by both parties. The company also said that it was unceremoniously removed without its knowledge from managing Nasty C, as no reasons were given about its exclusion from the affairs of the artist.
As a result, the company said it was demanding damages in the amount of R4.5 million, made up of R3.5 million for loss of income and R1 million for damages. The company also demands that the payment be made with interest of 10.25% which is likely to push up the amount to reach R5 million.
Nasty C left Mabala Noise earlier this year and has since released his second album Strings and Bling.
Speaking to Drum about his album, he said it has to be the one he has most enjoyed making so far.
“I worked on it while I was working on myself. I worked on it when I was confident enough to say what I wanted to say unapologetically and didn’t care what anyone thinks about it. I was a lot wiser and I read a lot now so I’m obviously grown up… I’m a young man now,” he said.
Watch the full interview below, where he speaks about his girlfriend and what he thinks about his peer Emtee.