Kid Rock has settled out of court for an undisclosed amount with his ex-manager, who sued the musician back in July for $4 million.
“We are glad that this case has been settled fairly and that the litigation has been brought to an end,” said Stephen Hutton of Uppercut Management and Rock in a joint statement on Monday (March 12). “There are no hard feelings and we wish each other well.”
Hutton sued Rock – real name Robert Ritchie – for not paying up on the contract the two signed in 1996. “Against the backdrop of a dismal track record, Hutton, who had tremendous faith in Ritchie, took on the daunting challenge of turning Ritchie’s career path around,” said the original suit. “Unfortunately, Kid Rock’s rise to fame has been coupled with a marked increase in grandiosity and a marked decrease in gratitude.”
Hutton was fired in June, shortly after Rock’s rise to fame behind his multi-platinum album Devil Without a Cause. Hutton turned around and slapped Rock with a breach of contract lawsuit shortly thereafter. Kid Rock is now managed by Punch Enterprises.