Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds has filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against singer Anita Baker on Thursday, claiming that she owes him at least $250,000, not including attorneys fees and royalties.
According to Edmonds’ claim, after producing and co-writing her song “Like You Used to Do,” Baker refused to pay his producer fees. The song was on Baker’s album “My Everything,” which was released by Blue Notes Records. It reached gold status by selling over 500,000 copies, said the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit.
The lawsuit further stated that Baker’s refusal to acknowledge and pay Edmonds’ fees resulted in no less than $100,000 in damages. The 47-year-old Edmonds also alleged that Baker cancelled two of the four concerts that they were scheduled to perform together in Detroit, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago of last year.
This, the suit claimed, was in direct violation of their verbal agreement. He was set to receive $75,000 per concert, but only received $150,000. Edmonds is seeking the other $150,000 for the two cancelled concerts.