He hosted the MTV series for 6 seasons back in the mid-2000s and he’s ready for them to run him a check he claims is long overdue.
Xzibit is revisiting his time on Pimp My Ride, but not because he’s looking back at fond memories. The Rap icon uploaded to Instagram what looked to be paperwork from his time on the series and alleged that there is still money owed to him.
“While I’m at it, hey @viacom_intl why is it you’ve made millions off the show #PimpMyRide I carried on my back and and found ways to cut me out?” Xzibit questioned in his caption. “Like saying I would get percentages of all merch sold let alone streaming(which wasn’t even in the contract) and putting in the fine print ‘with my name and likeness’ then proceed to take my ‘name and likeness’ off of ALL the merchandise including dvd sales after season 1? To top that you guys went back and EDITED all of my music out of ALL entire seasons in order to avoid paying me for my publishing.”
“Let’s talk about worldwide syndication!!!! Wow. Hey, guys, my number is still the same. Hit me up. Or…… Can anybody hit me with a law firm who isn’t afraid of Viacom to get me right? Robert M. Bakish President of Paramount Global @mtv.”
No word on if Viacom has responded to Xzibit’s complaints. Check out the rapper’s post below.