Eminem Accused Of Bailing On Video Game Deal

By | July 29, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Eminem is at the center of a lawsuit filed last week accusing his management and licensing representatives of fraud and breach of contract.

Santa Monica, California, videogame maker Conspiracy Entertainment claims the rapper reneged on a contract he signed in February to release “Mix TV Presents: Eminem,” a game for PCs and PlayStation involving a collection of his videos.

Conspiracy believes Eminem’s representatives pulled out of the agreement to work with a bigger company and is asking for $5 million in damages.

Cousins Entertainment and Bravado International are named as defendants in the lawsuit, not Eminem.

In fact, Conspiracy president Sirus Ahmadi suggested that he believed the rapper did not know about the breach in the deal. “We hope everyone can arrive at a quick resolution now that Eminem is fully aware of the problem,” he said in a statement.

Neither Cousins nor Bravado responded to requests for comment. A spokesperson for Eminem also did not respond.

“Mix TV Presents: Eminem” was to feature six different types of puzzles for users to unscramble while watching four of Eminem’s videos. The company was supposedly developing other games with the rapper as well.