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Young Buck Sued Over Music Royalties, Accused Of Refusing To Turn Over Assets In Bankruptcy

Jul. 30 2021, Published 12:23 p.m. ET

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Young Buck is accused of refusing to turn over the royalties he was paid despite owing thousands to creditors.

According to court documents obtained by Radar, the trustee presiding over Buck’s bankruptcy has filed a suit demanding the rapper turn over ASCAP checks.

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Back in January 2020, Young Buck (real name: David Darnell Brown) filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Tennessee Court. In his petition, the rapper said he pulled in $4,450 a month and his monthly bills totaled $1,490.

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However, he had assets totaling $5,761 with liabilities totaling $48,316.20 His biggest debt was $45,766.20 owed in back child support. He also owed $1,250 in taxes and other debts. Buck also listed 50 Cent as a possible creditor. The two have had beef ever since 50 kicked Buck out of G-Unit.

The court documents revealed Buck’s dire financial situation. He said he was using his girlfriend’s car for transportation at the time of his filing. His assets included his household furniture worth around $360, clothes worth $100, and $100 worth of jewelry.

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In this case, the judge appointed a trustee to take over control of Buck’s finances and determine how best to pay back the creditors. Buck previously agreed to turn over all royalties he collected to the bankruptcy. However, in a newly filed suit, the trustee accuses him of failing to do just that.

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The trustee says he recently learned Buck had collected money from the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers but kept it. The court believes the value could be up to $35,000.

The suit is demanding Buck turnover all money he was paid to help pay off his debts. The rapper has yet to respond.

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Buck has been experiencing legal issues for several years. In December 2019, the rapper was arrested due to an outstanding child support warrant. The rapper was released from jail in May 2020.

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In October 2020, only months after his release, the rapper was arrested on several criminal charges. The list included domestic assault, vandalism, and possession of a weapon. It came days after police arrested his girlfriend for firing a gun at him.

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