Eazy-E's Son and Widow Settle Lawsuit Over NWA, Ruthless Records


"Rich & Ruthless" is yours to use, Lil Eazy-E

The son and widow of deceased N.W.A rapper Eazy-E have decided to take their legal squabble straight outta the court system.

Eric Darnel Wright, professionally known as Lil Eazy-E, and the company owned by Eazy-E’s widow Tomica Woods-Wright, have settled their lawsuit over the use of the names N.W.A and Ruthless Records.

The legal saga began in August 2017, when Woods-Wright’s company, Comptown Records, filed suit, alleging that Ruthlessrecordsinc, the website of Wright and his associate, creates “the impression that [their company] NWALLC is the ultimate owner of Ruthless’ trade names and marks. Defendants state: ‘Ruthless Records Inc. is an exclusive branding and marketing agency for NWA Entertainment and signed artists under NWA Entertainment.” Comptown alleged that those assertions are “intentionally false and misleading.”