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Lox and Diddy settle publishing dispute

Posted on December 10, 2005 by

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The Lox and Diddy have finally settled their music publishing dispute, following a heated argument during 97 radio station's broadcast last month.

Styles P and Sheek Louch allegedly dropped in on Angie Martinez's radio show on Friday (December 9) to discuss the dispute between themselves and their former boss, and also to indicate that a settlement had been reached and negotiated.

"What he did was sweet. He came back [with his offer] and I almost jumped out my seat," Styles P said during the broadcast. "Basically, he gave us all our publishing back. He didn't have to do what he did. In the business world, what he did was like a four-leaf clover. The results was great."

AllHipHop indicate, Styles went on to say that both parties had a meeting between themselves and lawyers and negotiated a deal which suited both.

The rapper also said that after the first exchange of words on November 16, that he and Diddy had a phone call where the consensus was that the matter was repairable.

"Before the [legal] meeting I spoke to him over the phone. He said, 'I want to meet up, look y'all in the eye and speak as men. The bottom line is we can fix it,'" said Styles. He also stated that the entire situation was nothing more than a "miscommunication."

"What he was saying was true, but what we were saying was true. It's an argument where you could say both sides were right. It was grown man, eye to eye," the rapper continued.

During the November 16th live on air dispute, both Lox members Jadakiss and Styles P had a lot of anger directed at Diddy, accusing him of owning half of the trio's publishing rights for more than 10 years.

The pair furiously attacked the Bad Boy CEO, calling him "a thief" and "a coward".

The following day (November 17), Diddy appeared on the same radio station to tell his own side of the story, bringing various paperwork and going into some detail regarding the publicising situation and percentages of ownership.

"I don't own 50% of [The Lox's] publishing and that's what the embarrassing part is. Puff gets 20% of they publishing, so they get 80% of they publishing," Diddy told Angie Martinez. "These accusations attacking me as a man are totally not true."

Diddy has yet to comment following this settlement.

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