The estate of Nipsey Hussle is facing a lawsuit for money he allegedly owed when he died in March. According to The Blast, Paramount Recording Group claims the late rapper incurred a debt of $32,000, which the company is seeking to recoup.
Paramount claims it won a $32,000 judgment against Nipsey and another party in 2012. The company has filed a creditor’s claim in an attempt to get the money from the late rapper’s estate.
Nipsey reportedly died without a will. His brother, Samiel Asghedom, is seeking to become the administrator of the estate, which is estimated to be worth more than $2 million.
In a petition, Asghedom said the slain artist’s “passing has created significant media attention, which, in turn has presented potential time-sensitive business opportunities based on [Nipsey Hussle]’s likeness, right of publicity, and other intellectual property based on the media attention surrounding [Nipsey Hussle]’s exceptional life story and musical career.”
Nipsey was shot and killed on March 31. Eric Holder, the man accused of shooting the celebrated MC, has pleaded not guilty to murder.