Chance The Rapper (Chancellor Bennett) has filed a lawsuit against his former manager Pat Corcoran, who sued the rapper for $2.5 million last fall on allegations of breach of contract. Chance The Rapper has asked for Corcoran’s charges to be dismissed, while alleging that the former manager was the one to breach contract.
Corcoran alleges that Bennett allegedly violated an oral agreement, wherein both parties agreed to pay Corcoran 15 percent of Bennett’s net profits from Chance-related merchandise, tours and concerts, mixtape and album streams and sales, branding deals and endorsements and film and TV ventures. Both parties agree that a 15 percent agreement took place, however Bennett denies withholding any payments.
“Mr. Corcoran has been paid in full under his management services contract with Mr. Bennett. Yet he chose to file a groundless and insulting lawsuit that ignores his own improper self-dealing and incompetence. Mr. Bennett has moved to dismiss the majority of that meritless lawsuit, and filed his own lawsuit to remedy the harm that Mr. Corcoran caused through his breaches of duty. Mr. Bennett trusts the legal system to reveal the truth of the parties’ relationship in due course,” Bennett’s legal team stated.
Bennett’s lawsuit also alleges that Corcoran’s role and influence over the rapper’s career was overstated, crediting the rapper’s father Ken Bennett and his brother Taylor Bennett in amplifying his success. His team denies claims that Corcoran helped book major support acts following the success of Acid Rap and refutes the allegation that the former manager was fired due to “fan disappointment in Bennett’s most recent album (The Big Day) and underwhelming fan support for its associated tour.” In contrast, Bennett’s camp alleges that The Big Day “received many favorable reviews” and alleged that Corcoran “had all but abandoned his management responsibilities prior to and during the creation of the album,” while focusing on other ventures.