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Thread started 05/27/13 11:06am

scriptgirl

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Teddy Riley sued by Chauncey Black over who owns the rights to the Blackstreet name

http://www.tmz.com/2013/0...cey-black/

BLACKSTREET
Bandmates in Legal War
NO DIGGITY!
EXCLUSIVE
0524_blackstreet_GettyChauncey Black, one of the founding members of the group Blackstreet, does not like the way Teddy Riley works it ... so he's taking him to court.

Black claims in a new lawsuit he owns the name, but Teddy's been using it illegally. It's actually a bit more complicated. Black says originally Teddy owned the name but his trademark expired and Black then snapped it up.

Black claims Riley has flagrantly violated his rights by performing with another band and passing themselves off as Blackstreet.

As for why they're not performing together, Black claims he can't work with Riley because of his "uncooperation."

A rep for Riley tells TMZ, "At this time we have no comment on ANY of the ridiculous and frivolous claims APPARENTLY being made by Chauncey Andre Hannibal aka'Black.'"


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Reply #1 posted 05/27/13 3:59pm

mrjun18

The male version of En Vogue

Suing each other over the band name, changing members, a quartet etc. Too many similarities. lol

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Reply #2 posted 05/27/13 8:07pm

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Oh my will they just stop this nonsense. It's been going on for years

and they are actually worse than EnVogue has been. Both of these guys seem

impossible to work with.

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Reply #3 posted 05/27/13 9:30pm

TonyVanDam

First Guy and now Blackstreet?!? Damn, that Teddy Riley and his massive ego! disbelief lol

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Reply #4 posted 05/28/13 3:44am

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phunkdaddy said:

Oh my will they just stop this nonsense. It's been going on for years

and they are actually worse than EnVogue has been. Both of these guys seem

impossible to work with.

Exactly. To be honest, I wasn't really interested in Blackstreet anymore after David Hollister left anyway.

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Reply #5 posted 05/28/13 6:43am

Graycap23

Does Teddy really need 2 use the name?

He has Guy and his own name.

Seems silly without knowing the details behind this squabble.

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Reply #6 posted 05/28/13 9:09am

Jermaine88

It's because Teddy Riley can't make up his mind about who he wants in Blackstreet & Chauncey's not having it. Chauncey's a cool cat and not difficult to work with but Teddy on the other hand is. He disrespects his bandmates but later tries to call and apologize. He recently reached out to Joe Stonestreet cause he had a stroke, he talks to Levi, Mark & Eric and talking about one day have all the members of Blackstreet onstage but he wants to do a new Blackstreet that won't feature Chauncey and it's taking away from Chauncey's income. Teddy on twitter talking about he wants it to be he, Dave Hollister & the new members Sherman "J-Stylz Tinsdale who has filled in for Chauncey & Mark on vocals before, Lenny Harold & Tony Tyler. For this tour Teddy Chauncey Dave Lenny & Tony names are on the line & it's booked as Blackstreet ft. Dave Hollister or Teddy Riley & Blackstreet ft. Dave Hollister for whatever reason cause they don't bring Dave out onstage until Before I Let You Go.Teddy was on twitter saying he don't care if Chauncey & his family eats and that the new members are better than him & deserve a shot plus when they did that show in London Teddy gave Chauncey's ticket to J-Stylz & told folks Chauncey's not coming & Chauncey has had it with Teddy switching the group up like the new Menudo & Dave Hollister is just happy to roll with Teddy no matter who's in the lineup cause since he's gone back Teddy switches the lineup like replacing Mark & Eric bringing them back then doing it again & same with Chauncey. Crazy & the situation with Guy is no better. He gotta change the name to BS2. Chauncey said it sounds like BS. Read his tweets he also disses Aaron & Damion Hall
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Reply #7 posted 05/28/13 9:11am

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As far as I'm concerned, BlackStreet is Chauncey and Teddy, but they have nothing if they can't work together.

snowflake

Teddy has his own name and Guy, and never seems to come back to BlackStreet. Maybe the court will be in favor of Chauncey.

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Reply #8 posted 05/28/13 9:12am

Graycap23

Jermaine88 said:

It's because Teddy Riley can't make up his mind about who he wants in Blackstreet & Chauncey's not having it. Chauncey's a cool cat and not difficult to work with but Teddy on the other hand is. He disrespects his bandmates but later tries to call and apologize. He recently reached out to Joe Stonestreet cause he had a stroke, he talks to Levi, Mark & Eric and talking about one day have all the members of Blackstreet onstage but he wants to do a new Blackstreet that won't feature Chauncey and it's taking away from Chauncey's income. Teddy on twitter talking about he wants it to be he, Dave Hollister & the new members Sherman "J-Stylz Tinsdale who has filled in for Chauncey & Mark on vocals before, Lenny Harold & Tony Tyler. For this tour Teddy Chauncey Dave Lenny & Tony names are on the line & it's booked as Blackstreet ft. Dave Hollister or Teddy Riley & Blackstreet ft. Dave Hollister for whatever reason cause they don't bring Dave out onstage until Before I Let You Go.Teddy was on twitter saying he don't care if Chauncey & his family eats and that the new members are better than him & deserve a shot plus when they did that show in London Teddy gave Chauncey's ticket to J-Stylz & told folks Chauncey's not coming & Chauncey has had it with Teddy switching the group up like the new Menudo & Dave Hollister is just happy to roll with Teddy no matter who's in the lineup cause since he's gone back Teddy switches the lineup like replacing Mark & Eric bringing them back then doing it again & same with Chauncey. Crazy & the situation with Guy is no better. He gotta change the name to BS2. Chauncey said it sounds like BS. Read his tweets he also disses Aaron & Damion Hall

Wow...........

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Reply #9 posted 05/28/13 10:00am

Jermaine88

Cinny said:As far as I'm concerned, BlackStreet is Chauncey and Teddy, but they have nothing if they can't work together. snowflake Teddy has his own name and Guy, and never seems to come back to BlackStreet. Maybe the court will be in favor of Chauncey. Tell Teddy that & Teddy is doing Blackstreet he just doesn't want Chauncey, Mark, Eric nor Levi as members he does Blackstreet like they do in the playoffs he wants to see if they make the final cut but basically if you let him treat you any kind of way and don't make waves he'll keep you which is why Dave is there but Teddy and his new members who has been kissing his butt so it's no problems. Chauncey Mark Eric & Levi has spoken out about Teddy's tactics before & so did Dave back when he first left but they made up & he's happy as a clam to do whatever Teddy likes this time & Dave even got into the mess along with J-Stylz & Lenny on twitter. J-Stylz was upset that folks don't like him replacing Chauncey. Basically J-Stylz admitted he's Teddy's puppet same with the others they said they do whatever Teddy asks don't ask about nothing no suggestions & Chauncey's been there but Teddy feels he has no right & Teddy treats them new cats better than Chauncey who's been with him for over 20 years
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Reply #10 posted 05/28/13 2:26pm

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missfee said:

phunkdaddy said:

Oh my will they just stop this nonsense. It's been going on for years

and they are actually worse than EnVogue has been. Both of these guys seem

impossible to work with.

Exactly. To be honest, I wasn't really interested in Blackstreet anymore after David Hollister left anyway.

Dave left initially because of a squabble with Riley but once they patched

things up Dave basically all but stated that his beef with Riley had more

to do with Chauncey who was Riley's right hand man. Chauncey had input

early on as to who was in the group and out the group. Dave considered

Chauncey to be a guy who doesn't care about anyone but himself. Yes Teddy has a big ego to. He dogged the Hall brothers out too.

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