… according to his nephew.
In a lengthy Facebook post, SkyBlu (now known as 8ky) has blasted his uncle and former band mate, 41-year old Stefan Gordy (AKA Redfoo), for stealing the LMFAO brand they built as a duo.
The 30-year old allegedly broke his silence after receiving a phone call from his lawyer advising that Redfoo is claiming himself entitled to 100% of LMFAO royalties.
The post says:
Ive been wanting to speak my truth about this whole LMFAO situation for a looooooooong time. Out of respect to our family i kept it all to myself. I woke up this morning excited to plan the release of my album that has been 2 years in the making, but then i get a call from my lawyer telling me you say you own all my LMFAO royalties. Different things like this would go on all the time when you know we are 50/50 across the board. The way you belittle people and your crazy power trips was some of the main reasons our relationship as family and partnership has greatly suffered.
Im sure you know I have been trying to get this money released that was held up from the rick ross lawsuit. Unlike you i didn’t take the LMFAO brand for myself. Your whole vibe and style since our last show together is completely a half ass version of LMFAO. My back went out right before a big arena show, you went out and performed but then just left on the tour bus without seeing me…. in fact you didn’t speak to me after that for about a year….Which is around the time you announced our hiatus.
As someone who really cared, loved and had your back this really hurt…..I mean…your my uncle!! My blood!!! You even kept touring as LMFAO and made a lot of money doing it. You never once called me to ask me how i was recovering you just kept shuffling everyday without me. i really loved you, i looked up to you man, but the more successful we got, the more you wanted control. While i was hurt you and some people at interscope tried ( and kinda succeed ) to put on a huge stadium tour and cut me out of it as much as you possibly could with still using the lmfao brand.. this is crazy!! something we built together… after a while you took for yourself. I mean your last album is called Party Rock Mansion. the only two LMFAO albums where called Party Rock and Sorry for Party Rocking. Even if we wanted to comeback you severely damaged the brand especially with your last album.. You tried to sell happiness, but you’re not a happy person. no matter how hard you try Lmfao will never be the same with out me.. so therefore it will never be the same. i couldn’t stand how you disrespect people. i was gonna let it all go but still you fucking wit me and my lively hood even though you already just took so much from me, its still not enough. Well the shit stops here Stefan. i just wanted to make music from a real place, not from the 13-25 female demographic or what ever other statistics you and the label obsess over.
Music for me is from the heart from the start. I will help people with my musical message and vision, not control them. A big portion of our music industry is fucked up. They need to stop treating artist like cows and chickens using them for all they can produce and then just discard them without a care. Its time to treat artist like race horses! They should be groomed to be strong and champions!!!
Its time to put creativity first and the business after! a lot of y’all got it fucked up. its time for a change. that just means Big Bad is right on time. i am thankful for LMFAO and i love our music but most importantly… the people we touched with it! its the behind the scene realities that caused me to embrace my self more. this in part lead me to become the man i am today. the whole world looks at me as member of LMFAO but very soon the world will meet 8ky.