A Los Angeles federal judge on Monday granted Iggy Azalea a temporary injunction blocking an ex-boyfriend from selling previously unreleased music from the Aussie pop star’s earliest days without her consent.
Azalea sued Maurice Williams — also known as Hefe Wine — for copyright infringement in federal court in September, alleging he was illegally promoting her unissued music on the Internet without her approval.
U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell issued a preliminary injunction blocking Williams from selling the recordings, and using Azalea’s name to promote them.
Williams could not be reached for comment.
According to the lawsuit, Williams and his partners ignored demands that they refrain from exploiting Azalea’s name, likeness and copyrighted music by distributing her music without her consent and by using her trademarked name and likeness to promote themselves and the music they allegedly misappropriated.
Azalea — whose real name is Amethyst Kelly — contends the tracks were stolen from her computer in 2008 and were never completed nor approved for commercial use.