Sanctuary Urban Group terminates Carter’s five-year contract, as well as those of his Erving Wonder partners, J. Erving, and Tony Davis, before they expired. An eventual settlement closes the chapter on Sanctuary’s alliance with the urban music genre. Carter says the cultures of the two firms were just too different:
Instead of me being able to be creative with the artists, I was sitting in finance meetings a couple of times a week. It killed my spirit as an entrepreneur.
He loses his payday from the sale.
As an entrepreneur you take big swings of the bat. I struck out.
Carter confirms he is no longer working with Banks:
I can confirm that I ended the business relationship with Azealia last month on very amicable terms. She’s incredibly talented and I wish her nothing short of an amazing career.
After Gaga’s YouTube Music Awards Dope performance, Gaga and Carter split over “creative differences.” Sources say Carter has been cut out of the ARTPop album campaign, and Gaga has been refusing his advice:
She doesn’t take direction anymore.
The two had been having rifts in recent months – including a reported fight around August’s MTV Video Music Awards that one source describes as a “blow out,” but was later resolved. Another insider says that Carter, while sad, feels “liberated” to be relieved from duty.