Afeni Shakur, mother of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur, has reached a settlement over the $2.2 million she said her son’s estate is owed in the bankruptcy case of Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight.
Earlier this month, a bankruptcy judge ruled that Afeni will receive a claim of $668,121.76 in Suge Knight’s bankruptcy case. In 2006, Knight and Death Row filed for bankruptcy protection.
The claim Afeni is collecting is the amount of an arbitration award she won for Death Row’s breach of a 2003 settlement agreement related to the unauthorized distribution of her son’s songs.
Additionally she sought $500,000 for the unauthorized licensing of certain songs, $750,000 in attorneys’ fees and at least $300,000 in lost profits.
Since Tupac’s passing, Afeni has been acting as head of his estate and has kept a close eye on the use of his songs, image, name and the release of any new material.
Via EUR Web