According to The Hollywood Reporter and The Blast, Kanye West has filed a pair of lawsuits, one against EMI and the other against Roc-a-Fella Records, UMG Recordings, Def Jam, and Bravado International Group.
Filed January 25, the lawsuit documents are reportedly heavily redacted. However, from the scant information available, it seems the lawsuits are "regarding the parties' rights and obligations to one another under the EMI Contract/Recording Agreement and Extensions." EMI has handled West's song rights since 2003.
Specific details of the complaints, as well as the amount in damages being sought, are blacked out, but left uncensored is West claiming credit for “helping revitalize JAY-Z’s career.” West produced and wrote on JAY-Z's 2001 album The Blueprint.
In its report, The Blast makes it clear that this is not beef between Kanye and JAY-Z.
Stay tuned for updates.