Rapper 2 Chainz is faced with a lawsuit that demands he pays up some $10 million to aggrieved songwriters who claim that he is profiting from their hard work!
Allen Georgia, Sten Stonebridge and Frederick McFarlane are suing TeeFLii, 2 Chainz and DJ Mustard, accusing them of ripping off a song they own the rights to.
The lawsuit explains they own the rights to the song “Back it Up,” which was performed by Robin S. (of “Show Me Love” fame) back in 1993.
The song was successful at the time and they believe 2 Chainz and the other defendant definitely had access to the track. The writers claim that TeeFLii song with 2 Chainz, “24 Hours” is an “obvious, knowing, willful infringement” of “Back It Up.”
The songwriters allege that the defendants “either copied, or reproduced, the dominant theme from ‘Back It Up,’ and co-opted it as the main theme for ’24 Hours,’ with minor modifications and a tempo change.”
The lawsuit is seeking in excess of $10 million.