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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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sexyleema    

to those up here talkin about who is blackstreet and makin your little comments about how they dressed and etc. if u too the time to get educated u would know that thats the way guys dressed in the 90's not wearin those tight a** booty huggin jeans yall wear now...jeans be tight than the chicks these day lmao...then the fact that Teddy Riley paved the away for R&B..with out him there would be no R.Kelly, no trey songs, no usher, and etc.use ur google search instead of comin on here soundin ignorant.blackstreet was a big group in the 90's

422 days ago
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sexyleema    

to those up here talking about who is blackstreet and making your little comments about how they dressed and etc. if u took the time to get educated u would know that thats the way guys dressed in the 90's not wearing those tight a** booty huggin jeans yall wear now...jeans be tight than the chicks these day lmao...then the fact that Teddy Riley paved the away for R&B..without him there would be no R.Kelly, no trey songs, no usher, and etc.use ur google search instead of coming on here sounding ignorant.blackstreet was a big group in the 90's they even did a song with Janet Jackson and ask anyone who would know, that was hard to do back then...Janet didn't do songs with just anybody back then because of how big she was back then

422 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

WHO ARE THIS AGAIN ??????????????????

422 days ago
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danielle    

Actually, Teddy Riley is relevant. He is a musical genius and currently writes and produces music for a lot of the pop and r&b stars performing today. He's also written and produced music for Michael Jackson, Usher and many others. He's won multiple grammys as well.

420 days ago
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Imit8ionOFLife    

UPDATE:NEW TEDDY'S JAM!!!! Teddy Riley responds to rumors of lawsuit & snide former group member comments in this leak of Teddy's Jam 4 ft. Lil Mo (Chauncey Black & Guy Diss) http://hulkshare.com/q6baf0vlx05c ENJOY!

376 days ago
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