Local rapper Nasty C real name Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo and his former record label Mabala Noise have been ordered to pay R4.5 million in damages to Freeworld Music for breach of contract and unpaid services.
Last year, Nasty C, who is currently signed to Universal Music, denied that he is being sued R4.5-million lawsuit for breach of contract with his former record label Mabala Noise owned by ANC politician Reggie Nkabinde. He explained that he doesn’t know anything about the lawsuit.
According to ZAlebs, the “Hell Naw” rapper has also been served with a cease and desist letter by his former management company with the instruction to terminate use of the stage name “Nasty C’ because he does not own the naming rights.
This drama comes a 2018 application by Freeworld Music at the Johannesburg High Court, compelling Mabala Noise and Nasty C. In its papers, Freeworld Music, revealed that the rapper and his former record label mysteriously dropped them in July 2016 after it was appointed by Reggie as Nasty C’s manager.
The company said it had signed three agreements with Nasty C and Mabala Noise.
Responding to the dispute between the rapper and Freeworld Music, Universal Music’s lawyers, Rosin Wright Rosengarten Attorneys, said the relationship between Nasty C and Freeworld Music was terminated in 2017.
“Our client will defend any legal proceedings that your client may elect to launch against it.” they said
Mabala Noise spokesperson Tumelo Moatshe said the record label was not aware of the judgment. “I spoke to Reggie Nkabinde and we have never received any documents or a court judgment,” said Moatshe.
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Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.