Skylar Gray sells rights to Eminem and Dr. Dre Song in divorce case
Singer Skylar Gray reportedly had to sell the rights to some of the biggest songs she’s contributed to in order to fund her messy divorce battle, including hits with Eminem (“Love the Way You Lie”), Dr. Dre ( “I Need a Doctor”) and Diddy (“Coming Home).”
Monday (June 6), Variety conducted an interview with Gray, which was mostly out of public view for over half a decade. The singer said she went through a bitter divorce battle in her absence, during which she had to sell her property of hit songs in order to pay her mounting legal costs.
“Since 2017 I was going through a divorce and a lawsuit, it was emotionally and financially destroying me,” Gray told the publication. “Last year, 2021, we finally settled it, settled it, I had to sell my catalog in order to pay the settlement, which was very sad in a way, because these songs like ‘Love the Way You Lie” and “Coming Home” are my babies. But at the same time, no one can tell me that I didn’t write those songs just because I don’t own the rights to them anymore. I didn’t want them. sell, but it was my only way to put the past behind me.”
Variety also mentions Dre’s “I Need a Doctor” as a song the singer had sold her rights to. Skylar Grey’s messy divorce included her reportedly taking out a restraining order against her ex, Todd Mandel, after accusing him of stalking her.
She added, “[The songs are] always near and dear to my heart and yes, I will always treasure them, but it’s different now. Every time one of those songs is used in a movie or whatever, I don’t see that money anymore. But unfortunately the majority of what I received for my catalog went to taxes and my ex-husband.”
Skylar Gray is the most famous co-writer of Eminem and Rihanna’s 2011 hit “Love the Way You Lie,” which has since become a certified diamond and is currently 13 times platinum. She probably still received important checks for this file. She has also worked with several other hip-hop artists including Nicki Minaj, T.I. and Macklemore. On several occasions she has worked with Eminem, who produced her in 2012 don’t look down album. Gray released her self-titled comeback album in April.
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