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Blackstreet

Bandmates in Legal War

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5/27/2013 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0524_blackstreet_GettyChauncey Black, one of the founding members of the group Blackstreet, does not like the way Teddy Riley works it ... so he's taking him to court.

Black claims in a new lawsuit he owns the name, but Teddy's been using it illegally.  It's actually a bit more complicated.  Black says originally Teddy owned the name but his trademark expired and Black then snapped it up.

Black claims Riley has flagrantly violated his rights by performing with another band and passing themselves off as Blackstreet.

As for why they're not performing together, Black claims he can't work with Riley because of his "uncooperation."

A rep for Riley tells TMZ, "At this time we have no comment on ANY of the ridiculous and frivolous claims APPARENTLY being made by Chauncey Andre Hannibal aka'Black.'"

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Boogie Onerism    

This

432 days ago
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Boogie Onerism    

Has no story...next!

432 days ago
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Boogie Onerism    

211 was better

432 days ago
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Kari    

Whenever I see pictures like this, I always envision people standing in front of a mirror, practicing their "tough guy" look!

432 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

That picture is hilarious. Four Ass Clowns in brand new leather trying to look bad but looking like a live action version of the 1970's Cosby Kids cartoon.
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Hey, hey, hey Chauncy. I hear your irrelevant, sorry ass in all bent out of shape 'cause Teddy is out playing bowling alleys and corner bars using the name Blackstreet. Tough Shyte Chauncy - now go back to the 1990's where you belong."
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432 days ago
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TheEric    

Who the **** is Blackstreet?

432 days ago
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Laura    

I've never heard of them, and the guy on the right could be a comedian!

432 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

If there's one thing that validates that "thug" look...it's brand new hats, glasses, shaves and faux-leather.
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Poseurs!

432 days ago
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LCS27    

poor and unknown people suing poor and unknown people? what depressing crap. Just the lawyers will see some money. Maybe not even them

432 days ago
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Salty    

That gangsta look is getting old and disgusting.

432 days ago
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Ojay21    

Who cares?? Like anybody even knows the members of blackstreet!! Tmz is reaching today

432 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

This is really sad. Teddy has been a member of two platinum selling groups and none of his former band mates can stand him. He is the common denominator in this situation. Maybe if he does right by his bandmates he wouldn't be so broke.

432 days ago
13.

princeton    

one of the greateast group ever..........I remember the song dont leave me....such a shame not song like this are not made anymore....and people that saying who are they???you rather listen to justin bieber stories and kim kardashian. or chris brown...

432 days ago
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Zombie Whitney Houston    

Even if it was still 1994 back when this group was relevant, I'm sure I wouldn't care about this.

431 days ago
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Mercurial Lollipop    

Dang, they been suing Teddy Riley for years!
By the way, Teddy Riley does not get enough credit for producing mega hits

431 days ago
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