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Producer to Jill Scott -- You Can't Leave Me!

2/3/2010 7:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jill ScottShe sings like a diva, but 3x Grammy-winner Jill Scott is now being accused of acting like one too -- after the producer who claims to have made her a "superstar" says she walked out on a contract 3 albums too soon.

Scott is being sued by Hidden Beach Records -- the company who claims to have discovered Scott in 1998.

In the lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Hidden Beach claims they signed Scott to a six album deal in 1999. But in 2009, she told the company through a letter that she was "moving on" after only completing 3 of the 6 albums.

In the lawsuit, Hidden Beach comes off like a scorned lover who claims they were "rolling the dice and betting everything it had on an unknown talent" when they first signed Scott ... and are "deeply saddened" by her recent actions.

Hidden Beach is suing for an unspecified amount.

Calls to Scott's rep were not returned.

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31.

lynn    

I cannot believe some of these comments. Jill Scott is an amazing talent. She is not only a poet, but a writer and quite the actress. In this day and age of 'pop stars', she is the rare one who actually has meaning and soul behind her music. She won 3 Grammy's, because she deserved it!!!!! Hidden Beach is a piece of crap label anyway, they never promoted her in the first place.

1636 days ago
32.

Aarrin    

This is my first time visiting this website. Some of these comments are really ignorant.

1636 days ago
33.

Kellee    

I am starting to honestly believe that white people are demons walking the earth, and your God is the Devil himself. White people are so racist the only logically answer is that you people don't have souls. That explains the Holocaust, slavery, Jim Crows 60's, The KKK, The Nazi, Alexander the Great, Rome, The Catholic Churches, The execution of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. You white people are the devil and your time is coming to an end...Praise God

1634 days ago
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uwrong    

When you do your research and look into situations before opening your ignorant racist mouths this is what you may find out: "The lawsuit filed on February 3, 2010 by Hidden Beach Recordings against Jill Scott has no legal merit and misrepresents the history of Ms. Scott's relationship with the label. Jill Scott has the legal right to terminate her recording contract with Hidden Beach Recordings under California's 7-year rule, where she had been a recording artist for more than 10 years. During her time at Hidden Beach Recordings, she released several highly successful albums. At this time, with many creative projects in the works which include music, film and television roles and product development, Ms. Scott looks forward to continuing to further her artistry and building the Jill Scott brand in other creative environments."

1633 days ago
35.

MOM_IN_OHIO    

Always the same problems

1625 days ago
36.

spiritglue    

If everyone would stop reacting and think. Jill Scott is a break through artist,original and powerful. She was and is the voice of common sense when all the Hip Hop artist had sold themselves to whoever portraying themselves as pimps and Hoes. She brought dignity back into the game. For those that don't know about her and commented probably didn't change their radio station in the last ten years.

1570 days ago
37.

e    

ya'll don't no jazz then. she the best artist hands down and i heard off her,so to bad you didn't. do what you need to do boo. she still gonna make good music regardless homie and what that have to do with being black the sister make good music. love you jill keep your head up baby. e

1456 days ago
38.

e    

ya'll don't no jazz then. she the best artist hands down and i heard off her,so to bad you didn't. do what you need to do boo. she still gonna make good music regardless homie and what that have to do with being black the sister make good music. love you jill keep your head up baby. e

1456 days ago
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precious    

if yhu dnt noee who she is y r yhu commmenting..really..iy meen iy can tell yhu dnt have ayee life..so get off jill's ****..nd get ayee life...nd if yhu got sum tew say let meh noee

1410 days ago
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TEE    

I THINK SOME PEOPLE ARE STUPID WHY WOULD YOU EVEN COMMENT IF YOU DO NOT KNOW OR EVEN HEARD OF HER BEFORE, I THINK SOME PEOPLE ARE TALKING WITH HATE IN THEIR VOICE THEY MUST KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT HER FOR HER TO EVEN GET THEIR ATTENTION OR READ AN ARTICLE ON HER.HEY THIS WOMAN IS VERY INTELLIGENT AND SHE IS ALLOWED TO BREAK HER CONTRACT IF SHE WANT TO I DONT CARE WANT ANYONE SAY SLAVE DAYS ARE OVER, IF YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE WITH SOMETHING I SAY FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT I GUESS CERTAIN FOLK DONT GET THAT IT A BLACK THING AND SHE CAN I SEEN HER IN CONCERT AND SHE SOUNDS JUST LIKE HER MUSIC I CANT SAY THAT FOR OTHER ATRIST AND SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL BLACK WOMAN AND IF ANY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT THEY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE LORD BECAUSE HE CREATES US OUT OF HIS IMAGE AND ITS A BEAUTIFUL THING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THAT TALENT TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD.

1274 days ago
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