Twenty years after the tragic death of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, the Mexican songstress’ estate is suing BMG Recordings Inc. over royalties.
In the lawsuit filed in NYC on Tuesday, March 31, the estate claims the record company has withheld money since she died two decades ago.
“Despite enjoying the continued posthumous commercial success of Selena’s music, UMG has, contrary to its obligations under the Recording Agreements, consistently failed to properly account to and pay Plaintiffs under the agreed-upon royalty structure,” the document says, according to ‘Reuters.’
Reps for UMG Recordings Inc. — which is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group — have yet to comment.
Selena’s family following her death (from left): husband Chris Perez, parents Marcela & Abraham Quintanilla, and siblings A.B. & Suzette.
March 31 marked the 20th anniversary of Selena’s death. This singer was just 23-years-old when her best friend and the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, shot her in cold blood at a Days Inn Motel in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Jennifer Lopez famously played the late entertainer in the 1997 biographical flick, ‘Selena,’ which grossed $60 million at the box office.