Teenage YouTube Star Sued for Big Bucks After Ghosting Music Producer
UPDATE: Mackenzie’s legal team issued the following statement: “This is a frivolous lawsuit, which we intend to prove in a court of law. This is yet another example of a production company taking advantage of a young rising star.”
Most 13-year-olds are busy obsessing over Jacob Sartorius, complaining about going to school and trying to get 500 followers on Instagram before summer vacation starts. Mackenzie Ziegler, on the other hand, is currently building an empire. Maddie Ziegler‘s little sister is no longer just known as “the young one” from Dance Moms, but now also has a YouTube channel with over 1 million subscribers AND a budding singing career. Whew. Needless to say, Kenzie has more life experience than most new teens…in both bad and good ways.
TMZ reports that the “Monsters (aka Haters)” singer and her mom, Melissa Gisoni, are being sued by producers Kismet Music who claim they breached their 2014 contract. The company is seeking 15 percent of the money the girl made while working together.
The site obtained documents that claim the dancer agreed to “deliver technically and commercially satisfactory records” in exchange of the record company working to get her a recording contract and distribution deal. The team says, however, that once 2016 rolled around, Mackenzie and her mother stopped showing up to meetings, studio sessions, etc., and completely cut off all contact.
Kenzie also started working with a DIFFERENT producer, which is a major no-no, according to Kismet.
Neither of the Dance Moms stars have spoken out about the allegations.
YIKES. Good thing Mackenzie is mature for her age, because this predicament definitely requires some adult decisions.
You prob didn’t know that these YouTubers were involved in serious lawsuits: