Atlanta legend and former Migos member Offset has finally decided to drop his lawsuit against Quality Control. The record label owned by Coach K is one of the most prevalent labels in the city and has been the home of many artists, including Lil Yachty, Rich Tha Kidd, and Migos.
However, last year the emcee (real name Kiari Cephus) filed a lawsuit against the Georgia label following a dispute concerning ownership of his solo recordings and masters. The ‘Versace’ musician alleged that Quality Control attempted to hold on to his masters even though he bought the rights to those works in 2021.
Following the death of his crewmate Takeoff last year and the desire to make new material, Cephus has now decided to dismiss his 2022 lawsuit against Quality Control Music voluntarily and has made amends with Coach K behind the scenes.
As reported by hip-hop media outlet TMZ and confirmed by Pitchfork, Cephus’ initial paperwork alleged that the label’s ownership of his masters was “wrongful” and claimed that it “knowingly violate[d] Offset’s rights to his own music.”
The initial court document filed referenced his 2022 single ‘5 4 3 2 1’ released by his current label, Motown Records, and alleged that QC was demanding they have part ownership of the track despite him no longer being signed.
TMZ and sources close to Offset have confirmed that the lyricist has no plans of rejoining QC or releasing any projects in partnership with the label. Cephus is currently releasing music on Motown, and his most recent single features his wife Cardi B.
Former Quality Control star Lil Baby also split from the brand and has signed with a new label titled Glass Door Entertainment.