Kanye West and EMI have agreed to settle their contract dispute. According to court papers filed in the Southern District of New York, a settlement between the parties has been reached and the case will be dismissed on Feb. 14.
"The parties are very close to finalizing a settlement agreement and expect to have a final settlement agreement by Feb. 15," according to a letter from EMI attorney Robert Jacobs sent to the judge overseeing the case.
EMI sued West in March 2019 for damages after what it called in court documents a response to "West's efforts to renege on his bargained-for contractual obligations to the company." EMI said in its initial court filing that West, "represented by some of the top law firms in the music industry," decided "to enter into an extensively negotiated co-publishing agreement with EMI in 2003."