LMFAO are on the receiving end of a breach of contract lawsuit filed by their former managers just as rumors about that they might be on the verge of a breakup, E! News has learned.
Here's the skinny...
Per the complaint, filed on March 23 in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by E! News, former managers RMPGRP Inc. claim LMFAO members Stefan and Skyler Gordy unfairly fired the firm after it helped catapult the duo to pop success.
"LMFAO has thanked the managers who took them 'from 0 to 60' by throwing them under the tour bus (I.e. Firing them)," states the court documents.
RPMGRP contends it hatched a written agreement to manage the group back in March 2008 for a period of two years for a commission of 20 percent "of all gross monies or other considerations."
However, per the suit, LMFAO "poached two employees of the original managers, hiring them on a salary instead of paying a commission to the original managers."
"This case arises from LMFAO's failure to fully account and pay commissions to its now former managers, pursuant to both written and oral agreements," added the complaint.
RPMGRP is seeking damages in excess of $7 million, which is the amount they believe they lost out in commissions.
A lawyer for LMFAO could not be reached for comment. A case management conference has been set for July 11.
And about those rumors of the duo splitting up?
The New York Post reported yesterday that the Grammy-nominated rappers are fighting, apparently over the cash they've made from their catchy tunes, including the number one hits, "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy and I Know it," and are on the verge of going their separate ways.
A source tells E! News that SkyBlu has been sidelined with a herniated disc in his back and can't dance much with it due to pain. The pair, who are related, have always been able to make up, according to the source, but adds that the future of the duo is in question as both are looking to strike out on their own.
Despite these reports, LMFAO performed on American Idol last night.
—Reporting by Ken Baker