Lil' Kim attends the Nina Skarra Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on September 8, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

E! Online – Has Lil’ Kim been standing in her own way?

Responding to a $1 million lawsuit filed by the rapper, Kim’s ex-business partner has filed a $15 million countersuit, claiming “abuse of control, gross mismanagement, corporate waste and other misconduct” involving their company, International Rock Star Corp.

In his complaint, filed in New York Supreme Court, plaintiff Andrew Ro denies Kim’s allegations that he misappropriated her trademark and branding rights so that he and others could cash in.

He accuses her of engaging in behavior that prohibited him from making lucrative endorsement contracts for their company, claiming that she stopped returning calls and showing up for meetings while he tried to close deals for a private vodka label, an energy drink, a social media venture and a fragrance line.

Ro also alleges that Kim transfered company assets to herself or other parties without regard for IRS’ best interests.

He claims that her actions have cost the company at least $15 million.

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