Tha Row Hit With Wrongful-Death Suit

The mother of a Los Angeles woman allegedly killed and partially eaten by aspiring Texas rapper Antron Singleton (aka Big Lurch) has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Tha Row Records and others.

The mother of a Los Angeles woman allegedly killed and partially eaten by aspiring Texas rapper Antron Singleton (aka Big Lurch) has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Tha Row Records and others, Billboard Bulletin reports.

Singleton, 27, allegedly killed and mutilated his 21-year-old roommate, Tynisha Ysais, on April 10, 2002, following a night of drug use. A medical examination of Singleton's stomach after his arrest found human flesh, according to reports. Singleton is awaiting trial on charges of murder and torture.

The civil suit, filed last week by Carolyn Stinson in L.A. Superior Court, alleges that Singleton was actively courted and supplied with drugs, including PCP, by Tha Row -- despite his "extensive criminal record for violence" and song lyrics that refer to rape, murder, and cannibalism. The suit seeks unspecified damages.

Marion "Suge" Knight, CEO of Tha Row, told Billboard Bulletin his label has never been affiliated with Singleton. "Not only is this slanderous, I think it is criminal to lie to shake somebody down for money," said Knight.