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India.Arie

Sued for Allegedly Screwing Up

Her Own Career

12/20/2011 3:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1216_india_arie_EXIndia.Arie's former manager isn't just suing her for money she claims she's owed ... she also believes India sabotaged her own career, which cost her even more money ... this according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

According to a lawsuit filed earlier this year in federal court in Tennessee, Noreen Nalli served as India.Arie's manager from 2005-2009, when she claims Arie dumped her without notice.

The two are now involved in a she-said-she-said battle. Nalli claims India.Arie still owes her money from when they worked together and India.Arie counter-sued ... claiming she overpaid Nalli.

But here's the interesting part ... Nalli claims India.Arie constantly canceled shows, rejected offers to perform, and would be unavailable for weeks at a time ... which hurt record sales and therefore cost Nalli additional money.

A rep for India.Arie tells TMZ that "she remains hopeful that the matter will be resolved amicably."

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TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

India Arie is one of the most talented, gifted and underrated singers that have ever recorded and if you don't know you better ask somebody.

1038 days ago
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Criss    

I still like her anyway.

1038 days ago
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Nayners57    

Who cares? I never liked her anyway......she's already a has been.

1038 days ago
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Truth    

HA! I BELIEVE IT 100. SHE WAS HOT FOR LIKE 1-2 YEARS THEN FELL OFF THE PLANET LIKE HER CAREER... JUST LIKE HER MANAGER STATES. #TRUTH!!

1038 days ago
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Delaware D    

Who is India.Arie??

1038 days ago
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INSIDER H8TURD, V.P.    

Oh man.... if you can sue someone for fvcking up their own career, you could make a mint from Linds. There's a lawsuit that's worth at least billions, if not trillions. What comes after trillions?

1038 days ago
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the real diva    

she was like a one hit wonder and then forgotten anyways.

1038 days ago
8.

be real    

Real talent does not exist make it in America..........


devil makes ure the nastiest and raunchiest make it. not anyone spiritually or morally sounds.

they let the croth shot queens and all the half naked h-0-3-s- achieve

Roc Nation

that is why I lluc UK artist. real singers who do not have to get naked to be noticed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1038 days ago
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She's baaaack    

Let's back up a minute. It.started.with.that.f'ing.ridiculous.name

1038 days ago
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SusanCoyote    

Who????

1038 days ago
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Shake"n"Bake    

I love India.Arie, but if she doesn't want to utilize a good manager I'll take her lol CALL ME MS NALLI! @myssjackson

1038 days ago
12.

C'mon Son    

@therealdiva

Let's see... 10 million albums sold over 4 albums, 4 Grammys, various TV & Film appearances(i.e. Oprah, Soul Food, Sesame Street, etc.), musical collaborations with a countless amount of living legends and has a new album due next year.

So, yeah... she's a one-hit wonder. #kids #gottaloveem

1037 days ago
13.

samantha    

Well most of the ignorant comments are coming from NO-HIT wonders. some of you people are truly nasty and brain dead... Indie Arie career is going strong. she does not get the play that these raunchy talentless heffer get because the moral standards of this generation is lower than most of you idiots IQ.

1036 days ago
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