Rick James’ Estate Sues “Mary Jane Girls” For Performing Without Permission

Two Members of 80s girl group, Mary Jane Girls, recently reunited for a small tour, but before they could really kick the dust off their feet, a lawsuit has ensued.

Administrators of Rick James’ estate has filed a lawsuit against group members Kimberly ‘Maxi’ Wuletich and Cheri ‘Candy’ Wells-Chez, citing the two stars did not ask permission.

Mary Jane Girls was formed by the late soul/funk legend and they produced hits like “Candy Man,” “In My House,” and “All Night Long.”

In the suit, the estate administrators have requested that the judge prohibit the two girls from performing under the “Mary Jane Girls” moniker, which they claim was owned by Rick James. In addition, they are also asking for all profits from the tour.

James died in 2004 at the age of 56.

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