In a lengthy Facebook post, LMFAO's Sky Blu called out his uncle and bandmate Redfoo after the latter claimed that all of the group's royalties belong to him. He also blasted the rapper for using LMFAO's name for his personal gain.
According to Sky Blu's post, who now goes by the stage name 8ky, he was in the process of preparing the release of his solo album last week. On Sept. 9, he got a call from his lawyer who said that he doesn't have the rights to claim half of LMFAO's royalties because all of these belong to Redfoo. Since he was hoping to use his earnings from the band to launch his album, the call from his lawyer derailed his plans.
8ky also detailed how Redfoo abandoned him after he injured his back just before a major concert. Even though one half of LMFAO was unable to perform, Redfoo still carried on with the group's live performances and tours without checking up on 8ky.
"As someone who really cared, loved and had your back this really hurt," 8ky posted. "I mean... you're my uncle!! My blood!! You even kept touring as LMFAO and made a lot of money doing it. You never once called me to ask me how I was recovering, you just kept on shuffling every day without me."
The 30-year-old rapper then accused Redfoo of still using LMFAO's achievements to launch his own career. In the post, he noted that his uncle's latest solo album Party Rock Mansion was named after LMFAO's two LPs Party Rock and Sorry for Party Rocking.
As noted by TMZ, 8ky and Redfoo's current situation is no different to what happened to the latter's father, Berry Gordy Jr., the founder of Motown Record Corporation. According to the site, just like the LMFAO members, Gordy also experienced various controversies over ownership of royalties.