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Pretty Ricky Looking for New Member, Sued by the Ex

December 19, 2007 06:16:02 GMT

Pretty Ricky gave out specific idea on what kind of person can join them to be the replacement of Pleasure who quit in October.


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After Pleasure walked away from R'n'B group Pretty Ricky in October, the remaining three members are forced to look for his replacement, which possibly will come up as a reality show. They won't just snatch any talented person and make him a member, but want a guy with rather specific quality.

Telling MTV on the specification, member Baby Blue said, "We want to stay true to the sound. We're a hip-hop and R&B group. The three of us rap, and the fourth member has to be a singer just to keep the music consistent." He added there should be a brother bond that enable the new member to "cope with all our family issues" and that he "got to be a woman magnet".

Later on, MTV also reported that Pleasure (real name Marcus Ramone Cooper) filed a lawsuit against Joseph Smith, head of Bluestar Entertainment, the company where Pretty Ricky was under and the group's management and booking company, International Artist Agency.

The lawsuit stated that Smith "exploited conflict of interests in the competing roles he occupied in Cooper's life", used physical intimidation to Pleasure's friend and that Pleasure has not received proper royalty after his contribution to the group that own two Gold-certified albums.

It was, however, reported that Bluestar which still own a contract with Pleasure also filed a lawsuit against him for breach of contract.

Pleasure aka 'the singing one' is keen on having a solo career, a path that he left upon joining Pretty Ricky in 2005. He will release a studio album in 2008.

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by Fantasyy.. on Jun 22, 2010
MAN ALL YA TRIPPIN. THE NEW SINGER LINGERIE KILLS ON THE VOCALS..BUT PLEASURE AINT NOTHIN WIT OUT P.R BCUZ HIS ALBUM SUCKED AND P.R HAS TWO NEW ALBUMS COMIN AFTER THEY LET GO OF THAT WEIRDO 4PLAY BT YA CANT LIE HE WAS IGHT ON THE TRACKS...PRETTY IS STILL DOIN IT BIG WITOUT PLEASURE ...THE KINGS OF THA BEDROOM
posted by ms.rowe on May 12, 2010
you fine
posted by ms rowe on Apr 29, 2010
you fine
posted by miah on Apr 26, 2010
he should not do that is mean i love prettyricky
posted by love on Apr 26, 2010
hi
posted by sexy dee on Nov 24, 2009
i tnk pleasure waz rite fo leavin cuz snce he been gone pretty ricky has been so wack and da new member is ugly
posted by lady d.c. on Nov 07, 2009
you guys no nothing of what you're speaking about. Pleasure is not their brother. He was the only one in the group that was not Joe Smith's son. Joe is the other guys' father although Slick'em has a different mom than the other guys. I know because pleasure is my 1st cousin and we all grew up together. So guys please get your info correct.
posted by bluestar5 on Sep 29, 2009
man pleasure was da ish he should have stayed with pretty ricky their bros but its whatever
posted by PHRESH PRINCE on Jun 21, 2009
AW YALL HOES NEED 2 SHUT DA FUCK UP N STOP HATIN
posted by selena henderson on Jun 18, 2009
frst of all pleasure is a damn good singer and if theres no pleasure p theirs no pretty ricky and if u ask me he will be good by his self and make his money on his on and the new dude dat they put in pretty ricky he is ugly ass hell and he aint know women magnet wit his small head and a big body im in love wit pleasure and watever he do i will support him i don t give a fuck about wit no one say
posted by lil liz on Mar 27, 2009
and terkela lawson shutup if you wanted to know you should've read the article you act like my sister she always want to be in tha situation but never listen or know wats going on no offense
posted by lil liz on Mar 27, 2009
thank you for goin wit my opion i mean it's right but it's wrong but mostly right
posted by ernisha on Mar 27, 2009
pretty ricky you can kiss my ass bicth
posted by tea MILlzx on Feb 13, 2009
I THINK THTS DEAD WRONG WAT HE DID BUTT AT THE SAME TYME HE DID IT 4 HIS SELF SO HE KAN BE INDEPENDENT N HE DNT ALWAYS WNT 2 BE KNOW AS A MEMBER OF PRETTY RIICKY HE WNT 2 BE KNOW AS HIS SELF NOT A PART OF. BUT PRETTY RICKY IS STILL GUNNA MAKE IT WITH OR WITT OUT HIMM.
posted by tea MILlzx on Feb 13, 2009
I THINK THTS DEAD WRONG WAT HE DID BUTT AT THE SAME TYME HE DID IT 4 HIS SELF SO HE KAN BE INDEPENDENT N HE DNT ALWAYS WNT 2 BE KNOW AS A MEMBER OF PRETTY RIICKY HE WNT 2 BE KNOW AS HIS SELF NOT A PART OF. BUT PRETTY RICKY IS STILL GUNNA MAKE IT WITH OR WITT OUT HIMM.
posted by tea MILlzx on Feb 13, 2009
I THINK THTS DEAD WRONG WAT HE DID BUTT AT THE SAME TYME HE DID IT 4 HIS SELF SO HE KAN BE INDEPENDENT N HE DNT ALWAYS WNT 2 BE KNOW AS A MEMBER OF PRETTY RIICKY HE WNT 2 BE KNOW AS HIS SELF NOT A PART OF. BUT PRETTY RICKY IS STILL GUNNA MAKE IT WITH OR WITT OUT HIMM.
posted by lil\'liz on Feb 11, 2009
ooh,that's why pleasure left he is soo right for dat pleasure don't listen to what they got to say...FUCK YA'll KISS MY ASS
posted by Olivia Wright-Mass on Sep 08, 2008
I think that pleasure should have stayed with the group.But,the way the make the group look good it is not always as it seems.I honestly think that the group it nothing without his unqiue voice.
posted by honey on Aug 31, 2008
i think that it's good that pleasure p went aboout his buniess and his own daddy is going this to him i think that is fuck up just he's not with the group!!!!!!!!!
posted by ANONNYMOUS on Aug 07, 2008
I was told in the past about the terms of this deal. If Pleasure didn't know about them then I think I would have been in jail right now if I was him ( I would have killed someone). If he did know, it was his foot in the door with his boys... he's what made Pretty Ricky. Also, he had every right to leave... BRIANNA if you knew the deal he got you would be feeling bad for all the boys.. If they would walked out on the contract together they wouldn't have been allowed to sign with anyone.. This is actually the first step in everyone leaving or the terms of the contract being fixed. You should thank Mr. P, because he is enabling the contract to be made right for his boys that he claimed are his brothers.. So, he is doing them a favor.. The original Pretty Ricky isn't together so now the contract is more flexible.. The sad thing is that I don't think he'll get the money because of what was on that contract. None of them will... They will never live up to how many albums they signed for before they get paid.... I don't even think Mariah Carey has done that (the # of albums they signed for).
posted by BRIANNA on Aug 04, 2008
I DONT THINK THAT HE SHOULD HAVE WALKED OUT ON U GUYS CUZ THAT WASNT COOL U GUYS ARE BROTHERS AND IT SHOULD HAVE STAYED THAT WAY IMNOT SAYIN THAT THE GROUP AINT GONE BE GOOD I KNOW THAT U GUYS ARE GOIN TO BE GOOD AND NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IMMA STILL LOVE PRETTY RICKY BUT IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT PLEASURE BUT I GUESS U GUYS CAN MAKE IT BETTER:-)
posted by Terkela Lawson on Jan 29, 2008
Why did Pleasure walk out on u yall

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