It doesn’t appear as if the R&B group Blackstreet will be getting together for a reunion any time soon. According to DiaryofaHollywoodStreetKing, Teddy Riley and Chauncey Hannibal have filed a lawsuit against fellow group members Mark Middleton and Eric Williams. Teddy and Chauncey claim they each own one half of the Blackstreet trademark, but say that Mark and Eric have been using the group’s name to book performances without permission. Teddy and Chauncey say they sent their former bandmates cease and desist letters, but they were ignored. Mark and Eric recently went on Connecticut’s Hot 93.7 to explain their side. They admit that they have problems with Teddy and Chauncey, adding that there are two “different sets” of Blackstreet because Teddy and Chauncey won’t share proceeds.
Blackstreet arrived in 1994 with their self-titled debut album. They would go on to release a total of five studio records, producing such singles as “No Diggity,” “Before I Let You Go,” and “Booti Call.”