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Verse Simmonds Blast Kanye West, Akon And His Brother Bu For Shady Business Practices

Jada Kingdom’s boyfriend, Verse Simmonds, went ballistic on Akon and his brother Abou “Bu” Thiam over money owed to him.

In a lengthy message posted on his Instagram page, Verse Simmonds shared a DM that Bu sent him telling him that Kanye West wants to work with him. The producer noted that he and Bu have been battling it out in court for four years and haven’t been on speaking terms, so he was rather surprised when he got the message. He also took a jab at Kanye West for his ties to the record exec while preaching about artists owning their masters.

“I have a real question. how is #KANYEWEST tryna help artist get their masters back while his right hand man [Abou “Bu” Thiam] has the some of the worst contracts & does some of the most shady business in the music industry ?!Like how is that a thing?” Simmonds wrote. “Since I did business in 2011 with Bu I have yet to get my muf***in money!”

Verse also pointed out that he wrote and produced several big hits for the label but he never received a dollar for them. “Imagine writing songs like ‘New flame’ @chrisbrownofficial ft @usher and @richforever , love more ft @nickiminaj , drunk texting ft @jheneaiko , songs on 12 play ft @treysongz,” he wrote. “Every record I just named is gold or better! Now think about how much money that is that was stolen from me! And I’m not no 5-10% writer!. every record I controlled the majority of the publishing!”

Verse Simmonds stressed that he has been in court to get his money for years and still no resolution. He then took aim at Akon, saying he is no better than his brother when it comes to shady business practices. “I’ve been in court for the past 3-4 years tryna get this guy to even make a settlement but him and his lawyers have been dodging me!” Verse continues. “It’s crazy how these type of scammers like Bu will make u feel like family.like real brothers.then disappear when the money hits!.his brother @akon is no better!.them niggas play good cop bad cop.I’ve been quite about this for so long still out of respect but why?! Cause these niggas don’t respect me!”

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I have a real question.how is #KANYEWEST tryna help artist get their masters back while his right hand man @__bu has the some of the worst contracts & does some of the most shady business in the music industry ?!Like how is that a thing?.since I did business in 2011 with Bu I have yet to get my mufuckin money! Imagine writing songs like“New flame @chrisbrownofficial ft @usher and @richforever ,love more ft @nickiminaj ,drunk texting ft @jheneaiko ,songs on 12 play ft @treysongz ,don’t think they know ft Aaliyah & “who gone stop me” for JAYZ & KANYE not to mention my own records like “boo thang”yet never getting 1 penny from my publishing on any of these records! Every record I just named is gold or better! Now think about how much money that is that was stolen from me! And I’m not no 5-10% writer!.every record I controlled the majority of the publishing! I’ve been in court for the past 3-4 years tryna get this guy to even make a settlement but him and his lawyers have been dodging me!it’s crazy how these type of scammers like Bu will make u feel like family.like real brothers.then disappear when the money hits!.his brother @akon is no better!.them niggas play good cop bad cop.I’ve been quite about this for so long still out of respect but why?! Cause these niggas don’t respect me! Im posting this cuz Bu has the audacity to hit me 2 days ago telling me that #KANYE wanna work with me“let’s work”.I haven’t been able to get a hold of Bu since 2017 !Then he tried to make it sound like he brought me up to Kanye when I know that ain’t the case.he just couldn’t look stupid after I was brought up so he hit me like it was his play!would I like to work with Kanye again?!.yea!Would I do it with a person that basically stole my whole life’s work?!?FUCK NO!! KANYE clean ur house!!it don’t look good! anyone out there thinking about business with this guy BU I’m telling u it’s a bad idea!I bet a lot of ppl tell u the same thing!but if u ask about me in the industry tho all u will hear is that I’m super talented and I work my ass offf! I never did no shady business to anyone! So tell me why Bu feel like it’s cool to fuck over good ppl?! How u blk fuckin Ovr blk ppl?!

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All of this is potentially shaping up to be a major legal showdown because, per a DM that Verse shared from someone in Bu’s camp, the record exec is considering taking legal actions for defamation. It appears that he is outrighting, denying all the allegations shared by Verse Simmonds, who is now saying that he is ready to go to court. “I tell the truth and that’s defamation??” the rapper/producer wrote in another post. “So u get to not pay me for years!!drag me for years!! not account for any of the money that u own me .. dodge me and my lawyer .. I lose mad opportunities behind it ..btw! all I ever did was treat u like a brother.. never did no fuck shit to u.. but u want to say it’s defamation once I speak on it?!”

“I been tryna get you in a courtroom for years anyway! So cool! Let’s get it! The snakes get mad once the grass is cut huh! FOH,” he continues.

It seems that Akon also sent Verse Simmonds a DM asking him to call him, but there’s a good chance that cool didn’t happen. In one DM that he sent to Akon, he asked the rap icon if he talked to his brother to hash things out. However, Akon never responded, and that message was sent from March 26 of this year.

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So here’s the update from @__bu lawyer… But let me get this right.. and y’all tell me how this sounds to u… I tell the truth and that’s defamation?? So u get to not pay me for years!!drag me for years!! not account for any of the money that u own me .. dodge me and my lawyer .. I lose mad opportunities behind it ..btw! all I ever did was treat u like a brother.. never did no fuck shit to u.. but u want to say it’s defamation once I speak on it?! guess what champ.. I been tryna get u in a courtroom for years anyway! So cool! Let’s get it! The snakes get mad once the grass is cut huh! FOH I gave u mad year to fix this.. I texted I called .. I spoke to ur family .. ur lawyer.. tried to reason with u.. tried to give u a chance to pay me in installments if u didn’t have it all etc.. oh but now I’m “out of order” .. y’all niggas crazy!

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