Funk legend George Clinton is having a rough start to his 2013. A judge just forced the great one to give away some of his most prized possessions to settle a million dollar lawsuit against him, according to TMZ.
Hendricks & Lewis won a judgment against the singer for $1.5 million, but weren’t able to collect. Even though the suit was won in 2010, they were only able to get $340,000 out of Clinton. As a result, the courts went after Clinton where it hurts. A federal judge ruled that Clinton had to give up the rights to four of his classic hits:
– “Hardcore Jollies”
– “The Electric Spanking of War Babies”
– “Uncle Jam Wants You”
– “One Nation Under A Groove”
The company then has the right to do whatever they want with the songs: They can sell them or collect the royalties. Once the debt is cleared up, Clinton can have his songs back.