UPDATE: There are, of course, two sides to every story. We are eagerly awaiting Yasmine’s and Jahan’s response to this ordeal. There is no right or wrong in this situation, only a close group of friends who are going through a very rough time. We ask that everyone consider the facts before they weigh in on something they know nothing about.


Krewella has become one of the most recognizable brands in dance music in just a staggering couple years. Their Monstercat debut of ‘Killin It’ rocketed them to stardom and it’s been a nonstop party since then.

However, for one member, Kris Trindl, the journey has been a little more bumpy. In the late summer of 2013, he was entered into rehab for alcoholism and began attending Alcoholics Anonymous. Anyone who has been through a recovery program can attest to how difficult it can be on the body and mind, and according to a pending lawsuit, it seems that the Yousaf sisters did not appreciate Kris’ new depressing demeanor.

In January, Trindl says he moved into a bedroom at [Jake] Udell’s residence, which from the sounds of the lawsuit, might not have been the best place for a recovering alcoholic. And so begins the foundations of the legal claims.

“At this time, Udell, the Yousaf sisters and others conspired to remove Kris from the group altogether,” says the lawsuit. “Now that the band was successful, they figured they could always hire outside people to write and produce music for far less money than it would cost to continue splitting their income equally with Kris, as they have done (one-third to each member).”

The lawsuit for $5 million is a scary look into the behind-the-scenes dealings of producer groups that aren’t maybe as cohesive as we once thought. According to the complaint, “It was not Kris’ health or sobriety the others were thinking about, it was all about keeping him off the road so Jahan and Yasmine could establish themselves to live audiences as a duo without Kris, so they could eventually erase him completely from Krewella and reap greater financial rewards.”


Read the whole story at Hollywood Reporter.

Trindl v. Yousaf, Et Al