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Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s widow files cease and desist against Rock the Bells

on May 17, 2013, 6:06pm

odb Ol Dirty Bastards widow files cease and desist against Rock the Bells

Icelene Jones, the widow of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, has filed a cease and desist order against Rock the Bells over plans for a “virtual performance” featuring the rapper at this year’s festival.

According to HipHopDX, Jones says she was not contacted about the performance even though she is administrator of ODB’s estate and is the only person who can approve the use of the rapper’s likeness.

However, Jones is not entirely opposed to the performance, saying in a press release, “I am looking forward to talking to Wu-Tang about this matter and coming up with a positive solution in order to bring my husband to the stage once again.”

Earlier this weekend, ODB’s mother Cherry Jones appeared at the press conference announcing the festival and offered her blessing. Cherry and Icelene have been at odds since the death of ODB in 2004, feuding over everything from the will to management of his estate.

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