Frank Ocean reportedly wants Blonde lawsuit thrown out

Ocean claims that music producer Om’Mas Keith’s claims over co-writing on the album are false.

August 13, 2018
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This weekend, there was an update on Frank Ocean's ongoing legal battle with music producer Om'Mas Keith over writing credits on Ocean's 2016 album Blonde.

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According to court documents reportedly obtained by The Blast, Ocean has apparently demanded that the case be thrown on grounds that Keith's claims of not receiving due credit for co-writing on the album are false.

Ocean reportedly denies that he and Keith ever entered into a deal to list the music producer as a co-writer on the album. Ocean also claims that when a deal agreement was sent to Keith, he refused to sign it and has demanded co-writing credits despite not co-writing on any of the songs.

Earlier in the year, Frank counter-sued Om'Mas Keith over the claims, saying that he had paid Keith a flat rate for work on the album. Keith reportedly claimed credit for 11-songs on Blonde, even registering with performance rights organization ASCAP as a co-writer.

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