Brandy Sues Record Label

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Brandy is heading to court, and taking her record label with her.

The 37-year-old R&B songstress has filed a $1 million suit against Chameleon Entertainment Group, claiming that the label refused to let her release new music as a way to get her to sign a deal with Epic Records.

In the suit, Brandy claims that the label’s CEO, Breyon Prescott, forced her to sign with Epic and release music through Chameleon so he could double his profit.

According to Courthouse News Service, she is asking for $1 million in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages, for intentional interference with contract, interference with business relations, and business law violations. The suit also claims that Prescott bullied Brandy into signing a new recording and distribution agreement that was far worse than her current contract and that he made it clear through his actions and words that she would remain trapped with the label and would not be able to record or release music unless she signs the contract.

The songstress signed with Chameleon in 2011 before releasing her 2012 album Two Eleven. Since then, Brandy has terminated her Chameleon contract and now wants a judge to rule that the terms are void.

While she is no longer releasing new music under Chameleon, she did release a new single, “Beggin & Pleadin,” through her own imprint, Slayana Records, in January.

pictured: Actress/singer Brandy Norwood attends the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)