Maurice Williams has also claimed to be in possession of a sex tape
Iggy Azalea is suing ex-boyfriend Maurice Williams for releasing early music the rapper says was stolen from her computer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Azalea – real name Amethyst Kelly – today (September 17) filed a law suit in a California federal court claiming that music derived from her unreleased masters constitutes violations of her copyright, trademark, name and likeness.
As reported by TMZ, Williams – who goes by the alias Hefe Wine – has also claimed to be in possession of a sex tape featuring him and Azalea, of which he believes he has the legal right to market. The law suit does not mention the alleged tape.
In August, songs from the unreleased masters began appearing on online music stores and streaming websites as an EP titled ‘Inizio’. They were later removed when Azalea and Universal Music sent a number of cease-and-desist letters to retailers.
Australian Azalea first met Williams in March 2008 while living in a hotel in Houston, Texas. The couple began residing together the following year in Atlanta when, the law suit claims, Williams “downloaded the entire contents of Azalea’s personal computer,” including unreleased master recordings.
In May, Azalea matched The Beatles US chart record by scoring both the Number One and Number Two spots in the Billboard Hot 100 with her first two entries on the chart. ‘Fancy’, featuring British pop singer Charli XCX, hit Number One in the US chart, while Ariana Grande’s single ‘Problem’, which features a guest appearance from Azalea, reached Number Two.
The Hollywood Reporter has released the full lawsuit.