Jason David Yonai Said Dr. Dre, Chris Brown & The Game Robbed Him Of His Music & Tried To Take His Life
A relatively unknown rap artist has sued some of the biggest names in West Coast hip hop and says they’re out to get him: stealing his music and even hiring hitmen to murder him, according to a bizarre new lawsuit.
Jason David Yonai, who goes by the stage name “KazeLoon” or “K.D. Lean,” sued music exec Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Chris Brown and The Game last month for a laundry list of offenses, alleging they committed “numerous counts of fraudulent, criminal acts,” like stealing Yonai’s intellectual property, copyrights, music – and even his personal property. He said the group have escalated their intimidation and even tried to have him murdered.
“The defendants in this matter committed numerous counts of fraud against me and the plaintiffs and then tried to hire hitmen to kill me and my group or the plaintiffs,” Yonai wrote in his complaint. “The defendants in this matter committed intentional acts such as threats, threats to commit a crime against our person, intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, defamation (slander and libel), solicitation of murder with great bodily harm and malice premeditation against us the plaintiffs, with a conspiracy theory and group of many people who are the defendants in this matter.”
Also named in the suit are Beats Electronics and Shady Records.
Yonai said he has evidence of the conspiracy but did not exactly spell it out in the complaint. He also said that he “put the pieces together” about the alleged conspiracy by clues on social media, but was once again scant on details.
“We the plaintiffs are seeking an undisclosed amount at this time due to the nature and complex situations of this matter,” Yonai wrote, according to court papers. “The Defendants know they owe us money and are continuing there (sic) criminal acts against the plaintiffs as stated above.”
Filed last month in U.S. Federal Court in L.A., the suit seeks more than $75,000 in damages.
Yonai is representing himself in the case. None of the defendants have responded to the suit.