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Wiz Khalifa Sued by Pennsylvania Rapper for $2.3M; claims “Black and Yellow” is his song!!!

6 Jan


A Pittsburgh rapper is suing hip hop star Wiz Khalifa for $2.3 million over allegations that he stole the hit song “Black and Yellow.”

Max Warren performs under the stage name Maxamillion. He says Khalifa’s chart-topper “Black and Yellow” was lifted from his own song “Pink N Yellow.”

Warren says he copyrighted “Pink N Yellow” in 2008 and Khalifa copyrighted “Black and Yellow” in 2011.

The copyright infringement lawsuit was filed in federal court in Philadelphia and seeks at least $2.3 million in damages. It names Khalifa, whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz, two other songwriters and several record companies and music publishers.

Warren’s lawyer declined to comment Thursday. A spokesman for Khalifa at Atlantic Records didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Entertainment Law News: Babygrande Records Sued For $200,000 Over Wiz Khalifa’s “Deal or No Deal” Album

12 Dec

A company that provided marketing services for Wiz Khalifa’s album Deal or No Deal has sued Babygrande Records for unpaid royalties.

Malbon Brothers Farms filed a lawsuit against Babygrande Records on December 7, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

The lawsuit claims that Babygrande was required to pay Malbon Brothers Farms 20% of all the net profits resulting from the commercial release of album Wiz’ Deal or No Deal.

wizkhalifadealornodealIn exchange for the 20%, Malbon Brothers Farms provided marketing services to promote the album.

According to the lawsuit, the Deal or No Deal album has sold well over 100,000 copies since its original release date.

Malbon Brothers Farms claims that Babygrande paid just $8701.73, claiming it represented the 20% that was due to Malbon Brothers Farms.

When Malbon Brothers Farms contacted Babygrande Records’ CEO Chuck Wilson, Wilson claimed that he “cross-collateralized” expenses related to the album, by adding Babygrande’s marketing, manufacturing distribution and selling fees.

The lawsuit accuses Babygrande Records of reducing Malbon Brothers Farms 20% for the Deal or No Deal album by adding the unnecessary expenses.

Malbon Brothers Farms claims the breach of contract has caused them at least $200,000 in damages, in addition to the 20% still due from any net profits derived from the Deal or No Deal album.

Check out a copy of the lawsuit below:

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