Kane Brown has filed a counter lawsuit against his former producer, Polow da Don (AKA Jamal Jones), who recently sued the singer for breach of contract. According to The Tennessean, Brown claims that Jones and his company, Zone 4, “fraudulently induced Mr. Brown into signing a lopsided recording agreement in 2015 and repeatedly misled Mr. Brown and others to protect it.” Brown also alleges that his agreement with Brown and Zone 4 “cost him millions and drastically limited his earning potential.”
According to the contract, Jones had part of Brown's royalties, publishing, media imaging, and live events, to name a few. Jones maintains that Brown and his team began communicating with Brown's current record label, Sony Nashville, directly and ultimately cut him out. Jones also learned Brown had signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.
Jones claims he is owed royalties on these deals, as well as a percentage of their advances.
Brown is asking the court to dismiss Jones' original lawsuit, and to order Zone 4 to reimburse “any and all proceeds and revenue” from their 2015 deal.
Other artists Jones has worked with include Rihanna, Usher, Pitbull and Nicki Minaj.