An aspiring artiste is claiming Jason Derulo, 34, left her ‘traumatized’ after she signed a deal with him but then it became apparent he expected sex in return, per lawsuit
Emaza Gibson, alleges that two years after signing he before dumping her her record deal when she refused his apparent quid pro quo sexual to advances, her lawsuit claims
She claims that Derulo approached her about the record deal in August 2021 – a month before his split with Jena Frumes, the mother of his son
Gibson, now 25, said she was thrilled when Derulo promised her a record deal, until she realized it came with strings attached
She took the high moral ground refusing to be victimized as payment for career advancement, Gibson said in an interview
Emaza Gibson [right], now 25, said she was thrilled when A List Artiste Jason Derulo [left], promised her a record deal in 2021, until she realized it came with strings attached, according to suit filed in Los Angeles County Court
An aspiring artiste has claimed A List musician Jason Derulo left her ‘traumatized’ after she signed a deal with him and later realized he expected sex in a revolting quid pro quo.
According to a bombshell new lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, Emaza Gibson said she was a thrilled 23-year-old back in 2021, when Derulo promised her a record deal, that is until it became apparent there were strings attached, NBC reports.
‘I’m at this point in my life right now, it’s very heartbreaking,’ Gibson said in her NBC interview.
‘I have anxiety; I’m traumatized. I’ve dealt with inhumane work situations. I’m at this point where I’m back to zero and I have nothing.’
‘I have anxiety; I’m traumatized. I’ve dealt with inhumane work situations. I’m at this point where I’m back to zero and I have nothing,’ Gibson said of her relationship with Derulo. The signee named Derulo in a sexual harassment lawsuit, claiming her music deal was dropped after she rejected his overtures
Gibson seen dancing with Gibson in a video she posted October 2022, alleges that he dumped her record deal after she rejected his sexual advances and invitations to go for drinks
Gibson, now 25, is claiming that Derulo, 34, dumped their record deal after she rejected his overtures – invitations to go for drinks – accusing him of demanding ‘sex in exchange for success’.
Notably Derulo at the time Derulo had been dating model Jena Frumes, the mother of his son. The pair welcomed a baby boy, named Jason King, in May 2021.
After nearly two years of dating, the pair split in September 2021, just a month after Derulo approached Gibson, who at the time was a member of a band called Ceraadi with her sisters.
At the time of the lawsuit alleges that Derulo made inappropriate advances towards Gibson, he was in a relationship with Jena Frumes, the mother of his son named Jason King, the former couple welcome their baby in May 2021
After their baby’s arrival Frumes broke things off with Derulo, accusing him of cheating and not paying child support
Frumes later hit out at Derulo accusing him of cheating and not paying child support – around that time.
Meanwhile, Gibson and her sisters had moved to LA in 2008, and they launched a YouTube channel for their music which now has 1.25 million subscribers.
But the aspiring singer’s sisters fell out of love with the music industry while she kept going with dance videos in an attempt to launch a solo career.
According to her lawsuit, Gibson agreed to a deal which involved her producing a mixtape in four months and an album over half a year. Speaking with NBC in September, the month the Derulo and Frumes split with Frumes – Gibson admitted that she agreed to have a drink with Derulo in the studio
Derulo’s request to start a joint venture, at the time with Ceraadi, his brand Future History, and Atlantic Records, came in August 2021.
According to her lawsuit, Gibson agreed to a deal which involved her producing a mixtape in four months and an album over half a year.
Gibson told NBC that in September – the month Derulo split with Frumes – she agreed to have a drink with the ‘Trumpets’ singer in the studio.
Emaza Gibson, seen [photo], with Derulo, said her world ‘went upside down a year ago’, which appears to be referring to her erstwhile mentor’s behavior towards her
Her lawsuit claims she was plied with ‘inappropriately large amounts of alcohol’. Gibson took a sip before telling Derulo it was too strong.
‘I told him that I wasn’t a drinker … so it’s like, you know, you’re not listening to that the first time I tell you, and you’re still pushing on me,’ Gibson said in the NBC interview. ‘It’s, like, pressure at this point.’
Derulo allegedly responded by telling Gibson she might have to embrace ‘goat skin and fish scales’ – which is slang for a strain of cocaine and rituals involving sex, according to the lawsuit.
The legal document says that combined with his alleged predatory behavior, Gibson considered this statement an ‘explicit demand for sex-in-exchange-for-success’.
By November 2021, Gibson said she had had enough of Derulo’s advances and told him she was not willing to betray her morals for success in the music industry.
In June this year, Gibson said she had ‘looked up to’ Derulo and was devastated by the way he allegedly treated her.
In her lawsuit Gibson accuses Derulo of telling her that she might have to embrace ‘goat skin and fish scales’ – which is slang for a strain of cocaine and rituals involving sex
By November 2021, Gibson said she had had enough of Derulo’s advances and told him she was not willing to betray her morals for success in the music industry
Speaking with Sports and Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max about the ‘toxic work environment’ she said he created, Gibson explained: ‘It’s unfortunate.
‘I really looked up to him, I was a big fan of his music, you know, seeing a black man in the pop space, not doing the regular music like the rap…
‘But it is what it is. Imma talk my talk and we can always have a discussion.’
In November 2022, Gibson posted a tearful video on her YouTube channel showing her saying: ‘All I want to do is make music but people are making my experience hell, for no reason’.
She posted another clip of herself dancing alongside Derulo the month before, in a video called ‘New Beginnings! I signed to Atlantic Records & choreographed for Jason Derulo’.
Gibson gave more details about how happy she was when she was first approached about a record deal by the Ridin’ Solo singer.
But towards the end of the YouTube clip, Gibson cuts to a dark screen with an audio recording of her saying: ‘I don’t feel comfortable talking to him (Derulo) or anything.
‘Like, I don’t want him around me.’
Derulo said in a recent interview that dating was ‘not a focus’ for him and he was putting his career first.
‘It’s difficult for anyone to understand my mindset, because mine isn’t a normal way of living or of thinking,’ he told People.
‘When it comes down to me choosing between my relationship and my work, my work will win nine times out of 10, and I’m probably being generous by saying only nine.’