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It’s Official: ‘Gucci Gang’ Rapper Lil Pump Re-Signs With Warner Bros. Records

After paperwork was submitted on March 12 for Lil Pump to remain on Warner Bros. Records, the rapper’s contract is now signed, sealed and delivered, the Warner Music Group label announced on March 13.

The rapper’s contract with the label came under scrutiny in recent months because it was signed when he was a minor and thus left him open to competing offers, a source close to the situation confirmed to Variety. Those offers were said to be as high as $8 million to $12 million and possibly higher, according to reports.

A report in TMZ last year said that Pump received a nearly $350,000 advance on his Warner contract, but after a Top 3 hit single with with “Gucci Gang” and a self-titled debut album that bowed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, he’s set to make a substantial improvement on that — all before he turns 18. “Gucci Gang” has logged 1.5 billion audio and video streams, and over 650,000 equivalent album sales for, according to WBR.

Pump is represented by attorney John Branca of Ziffren Brittenham. Because of his age (Pump, whose legal name is Gazzy Garcia, turns 18 in August), the recording contract had to be ratified by a judge.

The signing is among the first for the new leadership regime at Warner Bros. Co-chairman/COO Tom Corson officially took the helm in January after several successful years at RCA; co-chairman/CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck remains under contract to Interscope until September and it remains unclear when he will move across town. Both were brought aboard by new Warner Music Group CEO of recorded music Max Lousada, who officially took charge on Oct. 1.

Said Corson: “Everyone here at Warner Bros. is thrilled to continue our successful partnership with Lil Pump. This new chapter promises to be even more extraordinary than the last, and we can’t wait to unleash Pump’s powerful new music to the masses.”

“We are pleased that we can bring the next album release from Lil Pump to Warner Bros. Records,” added Dooney Battle, CEO of Tha Lights Global, Lil Pump’s management. “From the second I met Lil Pump, it was clear that he had star power and could lead the wave of rappers breaking on SoundCloud and YouTube. I knew that we could combine his authentic music and unique persona with TLG’s ability to create engaging visual content, and utilize our influencer network to build worldwide exposure for him. We look forward to working together again to take Lil Pump’s career to even greater heights.”

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