Record label accused of boycotting song
Master P – American rapper who has sold more than 75 million records – believes that executives of Sony BMG are placing phone calls to radio stations across USA, demanding that his son’s single not get played and negotiating “no-play deals”
An ongoing battle and a war of words between the young rappers Lil’ Romeo and Bow Wow could escalate into a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Sony BMG. In May 2006, Lil’ Romeo’s father, Master P, real name Percy Miller, told AllHipHop.com he plans to file a US$ 500 million suit against Sony BMG – Bow Wow’s label – for allegedly calling US radio stations, telling them not to play his son’s rap song, ‘U Can’t Shine Like Me’, and negotiating “no-play deals”.
Allhiphop.com – 5 May 2006:
‘Master P Claims Sony Exec’s Blocking Lil’ Romeo, Filing $500 Million Lawsuit’