Pitbull has had a really solid year thus far. He took home his first Grammy award earlier this year for his ninth studio album Dale, which won the Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album category. In addition, Pitbull received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last month, becoming the 2,854th member of the illustrious club. But it appears that a $1 million lawsuit may be changing Pitbull's mood about this year, especially when considering who is launching the lawsuit against him.
Pitbull's former manager, Charles Chavez, has filed a lawsuit through his company Latium Entertainment, seeking over $1 million in compensation from the 35-year-old rapper. The client-manager relationship between the two lasted from March 2007 until March 2015, and appeared to be a very friendly relationship, with no negative comments from either party even after the two had split. But now, Chavez says that his former client breached an oral agreement they had, and breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
According to the lawsuit, when the pair's business relationship began back in March of 2007, they had an "oral agreement at the time," which stated that Latium Entertainment would receive ten percent of Pitbull's revenue from "all business derived from activities on which Chavez worked, regardless of when those revenues were received," which included activities such as recordings, publishing and performances. There were no issues with the ten percent payment during the pair's eight years of working together, according to the suit.
The issues began to arise for Chavez after the pair's business relationship ended in March of 2015. After the two split, Chavez stopped getting the ten percent payment from Pitbull, even on projects Chavez worked on. From 2007 until 2014, Chavez is credited on the credits of seven Pitbull albums as Pitbull's manager and executive producer. According to the suit, Chavez is owed publishing and recording money that totals over $1 million.
Neither party had a comment regarding the lawsuit.