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Kanye West Attempting to Settle Legal Battle with Music Publisher EMI in Private

By TheBlast Staff

Kanye West is putting his massive legal battle with his music publisher on hold while the parties try to work out their issues outside the public view.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Kanye and EMI jointly filed documents asking the judge to stay the case.

Essentially, they do not want to proceed with the lawsuit because "they wish to explore the potential for a resolution of this action, and believe a stay would benefit the parties and the Court by enabling the parties to engage in meaningful discussions in an attempt to resolve this action without having to incur the burden and expense of litigation and motion practice."

They are asking for a 60-day extension while they hash out their issues.

Earlier this year, Kanye West sued song publisher EMI claiming his deal was unfair and illegal and wanted it voided. He believed the deal should have expired in 2010 and sued for ownership of his music catalog.

EMI then filed their own lawsuit against Kanye for his attempts to get out of his deal. They want a court order declaring the contract to be valid.

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