Epic Says it’s NOT their Responsibility to Bail Out Artist
Shmurda’s entertainment lawyer Matthew Middleton spoke with the New York Times. Middleton expressed Epic is not required to offer bail money for its artists, but Bobby expected more financial and emotional support than he has received from the label.
“These companies for years have capitalized and made millions and millions of dollars from kids in the inner city portraying their plight to the rest of the world,” said Middleton. “To take advantage of that and exploit it from a business standpoint and then turn your back is disingenuous, to say the least.”
The seriousness of the allegations may be the reason Epic has decided not to back Shmurda, but Middleton points out so far there have only been accusations of crimes being committed. He also notes the label has already made a profit off its deal with Bobby.
“[Epic] made their money back at least two or three times over,” Middleton added. “I understand from a corporate standpoint that companies cannot put themselves in a position where it appears they’re supporting and condoning criminal activity. But he hasn’t been found guilty of anything yet.”
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20 thoughts on “Epic Says it’s NOT their Responsibility to Bail Out Artist”
I guess they feel his career isn’t strong enough to get a return on their investment if they bail him out. Because in the past, labels have done that for a “number moving” artist.
If he was a household name then he would be bailef out , but he a one hit wonder so on to the next
Shit if he been selling crack since the 5th grade he should have some money put up. Lol
Not their place. He got himself locked up. Where is his family? His friends? They did not force him to continue to live a life of crime. Where is his money:???? Like my momma use to say….a hard head makes a soft….you know the rest. Lbvs