Ricky Martin’s recent legal troubles could derail his career completely

Ricky Martin is in hot water and it seems his former manager Rebecca Drucker isn’t letting up. Martin first rose to fame in 1984 after being cast in boy band Menudo. Together they became a hit teen sensation, touring the world over the five years he was part of the group. The singer later began his solo journey and after a few years became one of the biggest Latin artists in the industry. For more than decades, Martin has been releasing chart-topping artists, releasing record-breaking albums, garnering millions of monthly listeners on Spotify, and even winning two Grammys – but that’s only part of what he’s accomplished.

“If you really want to do something, nothing can stop you,” Martin told ET in 2020. “I’ve been doing this since I was 12 years old. I can’t imagine life without being able to be on stage.”

While the “Livin’ La Vida Loca” singer has worked extremely hard to get to where he is today, Drucker is responsible for a large part of his success and is helping the artist take his career to the next level. However, the former talent manager is now coming back to get what is due her.

Ricky Martin’s ex-manager takes him to court

Ricky Martin’s ex-manager Rebecca Drucker has made it very clear that she wants her former client to pay. According to the New York Post, Drucker worked for the Latin singer from 2014 to 2018 and believes she helped revitalize Martin’s career when she managed him again from 2020 to 2022. Now, however, she’s taking a stand and has slammed the artist with a $3 million lawsuit for allegedly breaking his end of their bargain. “There is just one problem: Martin has completely and maliciously refused to pay Rebecca the millions of dollars in commissions he owes her under her management contract,” according to a legal complaint received by Deadline.

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Drucker not only helped navigate all of Martin’s business ordeals, but she also helped him deal with an unspecified “end of career” claim in September 2020, according to Variety. The former CEO claims Martin managed to “[emerge] intact and [proceed] with his professional resurgence” and eventually returned to the limelight. The ‘Vuelve’ artist reportedly never paid Drucker for her services during that time, prompting her to file a lawsuit against him.

According to Billboard, Drucker was reportedly responsible for coordinating Martin’s 2021 comeback tour with Enrique Iglesias. Though his North American tour grossed a whopping $19 million, she says the artist has yet to pay his dues.