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The makers of 3121 are none too happy with Prince's performance.

Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics Inc. has sued the artist and Universal Music Publishing Group for $100,000, claiming that Prince and his record company failed to help peddle a scent inspired by his 2006 album 3121.

Per the lawsuit filed Monday in New York State Supreme Court, Revelations licensed Prince's name and likeness to create two fragrances—3121, which came out last year, and another due in 2009.

According to court documents, while Revelations forked over $2.5 million for said privilege and promised to give Universal a 50 percent cut of the proceeds, Prince was supposed to be available in return for marketing purposes.

"Since July 2007, despite repeated attempts by Revelations there have been virtually no communications from anyone who could commit to or coordinate any promotional efforts by Prince," the suit states.

Responding to the suit, which its legal team had not yet seen, Universal issued a statement calling the plaintiff's claims "completely without merit."

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