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Ex-Mary Jane Girls

Sued By Ghost Of Rick James

11/20/2013 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1980s girl group Mary Jane Girls should be as dead as the Walkman ... but 2 ex-members have resuscitated their careers, much to the chagrin of Rick James' Estate, which has now sued the chicks.

Here's the problemo.  Kimberly "Maxi" Wuletich and Cheri "Candy" Wells-Chez have been hitting the circuit recently, performing as the Mary Jane Girls at small venues.  As you know ... Rick founded the group and now, the people managing Rick's Estate claim when the group broke up Rick kept the name and the music for himself.

James' Estate wants a judge to stop the music ... STAT.  What's more, the Estate wants all the profits the girls made from their appearances.

Hard feelings die hard, right?

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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I hate to burst their little 80s bubbles but I don't think they're going to go very far with their resurrection.

304 days ago
2.

Phishie from Philly    

I'm Rick Jemes BIT.CH!!!!!
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304 days ago
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Clint Beastwood    

I know right...They must be making millions on the club circuit! Who wouldn't want to see 2 of the Mary Jane Girls perform all their memorable hits?

304 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

That is awfully mean and petty of the estate. These women have to be well into their 50s and maybe even 60s. They aren't going to make a ton of money performing. Why would the estate have a problem with them performing their songs?

304 days ago
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mamamiasweetpeaches    

As a fan of THE MARY JANE GIRLS I find it odd they can in any way perform as MARY JANE GIRLS without JoJo McDuffie. She was the talent of that group. The other girls were pretty much lip synching back up dancers.

And for anyone wondering who would go see them you would be surprised. There are a lot of concerts that feature a lot of different artists from the 70s and 80s. They get a bunch of different bands to come out and each sing a few songs. Maybe these girls were doing that.

Well, they say "You Cant Take It With You". I guess Rick James found a way! LOL

304 days ago
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I'm A Lawyer    

Disgustingly greedy of the estate. Let them make a living. It doesn't affect them in any way.

304 days ago
7.

stu    

Ricky was a super skank ..a super skank ...YAAAAAAAAA

304 days ago
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stu    

Oh sure...go after the white girls.

304 days ago
9.

stu    

Is that Ricks sister behind the blond? She look like her ugly bro. U Dig Me?

304 days ago
10.

Jake    

You have 'Candy" wrong. You're pointing at Corvette. Candy is on the far right.

304 days ago
11.

myopinion    

I hope they get to keep the money they made!

304 days ago
12.

jay    

COLD BLOODED!

303 days ago

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