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Soulja Boy Hit With A Lawsuit After Filming His Chauffeur Without Permission
The footage was later used in one of his music videos.
Soulja Boy is being sued by a chauffer who claims the rapper included footage of him in a music video without his permission.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the rapper hired Kamilah Daily from a transportation company in February of last year. Daily was responsible for driving Soulja, his director, and his manager around during their time in Las Vegas, and during one ride, Daily alleges that he was filmed without his consent. Footage that featured Daily was later included in Soulja's "Bling" music video, which has since been removed from YouTube.
"I am a private person, so I have kept quiet about this whole legal matter with Soulja Boy," Daily told The Blast. "This video has circulated throughout social media outlets and was requested to be taken down. The video originally was taken down off one of his YouTube accounts but keeps being reposted over and over again. I have driven A-list celebrities and their families and I never had to go through anything like this with them or had problems."
Daily is seeking unspecified damages, citing substantial distress and mental anguish; his attorneys have also filed an injunction that will prevent Soulja Boy from further distributing the footage.
The trouble for Soulja Boy doesn't end there, either; the rapper's lawyers have requested that they be dropped from the case, claiming that communication issues with Soulja and his team have prevented them from providing adequate legal representation. They say the rapper has yet to pay attorney fees, even after he was issued a warning that he would be dropped as a client if he did not do so.
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