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Iggy Azalea granted injunction to block distribution of early songs

Rapper Iggy Azalea has been granted a preliminary injunction to block her ex-boyfriend from selling her early recordings.

The Fancy hitmaker sued producer Maurice Williams, aka rapper Hefe Wine, in September (14), accusing him of copying files and footage from her computer when they were dating.


In the lawsuit, Azalea alleges that Williams acquired unreleased master recordings and was planning to include the tracks on an EP, after claiming to have "secured the rights".


According to the lawsuit, the project constituted a violation of her copyright, trademark, name and likeness, and on Monday (12Jan15), Azalea inched closer to victory over Williams, when a federal judge in Los Angeles agreed to issue a preliminary injunction to prevent the early tracks from being released by music company bosses working with Williams, who is also prohibited from using Azalea's name to promote the songs.