EXCLUSIVE: Kanye West Switches Up Lawyers In Battle For Freedom With EMI

(AllHipHop News) Kanye West has ditched his legal team as his battle with EMI over his publishing contract continues in court.

In January, Kanye filed a lawsuit against EMI in a California state court, seeking to be released from a “lopsided and oppressive” publishing contract.

According to Kanye, his agreement stipulates that he can never retire from his music career.

Kanye sued the publishing giant in a California court in an attempt to get out of the deal, which was signed in 2003.

EMI bosses countersued Kanye West over his “servitude” contract, saying the terms of the agreement are legal in New York, where the deal was not only executed but renewed as well.

Reps for Kanye were in court earlier this week, where they disclosed he was dropping his old counsel, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.

The law firm of Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C. now represents Kanye West in his battle for freedom and the songs he recorded after 2010.

In addition to representing Kanye West, Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C. will defend the rapper’s other companies tangled up in the lawsuit as well, including one named Please Gimme My Publishing.