MC Breed's Wife Suing Jon Connor For Copyright Infringement

Natasha Breed claims that she did not give the Flint, Michigan rapper approval to sell his tribute track on iTunes.

Jon Connor recently paid respect to fallen rapper MC Breed with his tribute track “Ain’t No Future,” which samples Breed’s classic “Ain’t No Future in Your Frontin’.” But after Breed’s widow Natasha Breed saw the track for sale on iTunes without being given the proper approval, she’s filing suit against the Flint, Michigan up-and-comer.

“It’s kind of ironic because the title of their song is ‘No Frontin’ and I need them cats to do just that, stop frontin’,” she said. “Jon Connor who? I seen the whole campaign, I know who’s sponsoring the whole project, I know who’s behind him. I show Flint town love and everybody that knows me knows that I’m about straight up loyalty.”

She explained that she doesn’t approve of the track because he’s using the original cut without approval and profiting from its usage.

“Immediately when I heard it, I did not approve for several reasons. Here you have a song that’s a 24-year-old classic hit. This song paved the way for the Midwest, period. Put Flint on the map, Michigan on the map, opened up the gates for everybody on that end of the map,” she continued. “You just can’t take and say whatever you want to do with anybody’s material, number one. Some stuff that can’t be touched.”

Listen to Natasha Breed’s full interview below.

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83 Comments

  • Straight Jackin

    First of all, FUCK all yall! Right is right Nigga Connor is dead wrong for his shit trying to make it off another nigga's shit! Where I come from thats poor home training! His Moms and Pops should have taught him better. Tasha wife should make an example out of his ass no matter what his intentions were he should have got that permission before trying to appear gansta ghetto big dick rapper to the hood. Niggas kill me trying to act hall hard and shit. Pay the woman and her kids Mofo

    • I'm At Work And Bored

      Ahahahahaha damn, ur still here? We know all these comments are from you, you dumb fat bitch. Go pay all 1000+ artists Breed sampled from first you stupid whore or shut the F*ck up. And thanks for killing Breed with your child support payments you worthless Kunt. What kind of heartless succubus throw their signiciant other in jail for unpaid child support when the man is dying? Just do everyone on this planet a favor and kill yourself. Or go get a job u fat hippo.

  • Info

    Man like she said end of the day it's all about business and his wife is 100% right, that nigga left a family behind man, they got to eat too, i am sick of other niggas always trying too make money off a death rapper and aint doing the right way. man 3rd Bass said it they best you stole a nigga record and loope it, now you get sued you kinda stupid, cut that woman a check, maybe they should have real listen to the sound first aint no future in your fronting

  • Pooter

    real talk, most of these comments are mrs breed lol Connor's not going to make enough intellectual revenue for you 2 even recoup lawyer fees..settle out of court and finito that shit -Pooter Keep a bitch on the corner

  • onetrack

    Tasha ur right ppl need to stop frontin. So will u plz cut it out like gum in ur hair. Ur not Erics wife u have kids by Eric u have no legal right to anything. U changed ur last name on Facebook after Eric passed. I have been knowing Tasha Denise Gist for over two decades and she has always been a fake and a liar. Shawnell Harris produced that track so it belongs to Red!!!! I guess all the drug dealer that u use to mess with are all gone so this is ur last chance for money T Brown

  • John Book

    It's hip-hop, anyone can touch anything and everything. It's a matter of interpretation. She wants money from any iTunes profits? Here, I have 25 cents I was going to add to my McChicken budget.

  • Tanner G.

    Protecting the estate? Haha. Come on now. MC Breed was a legend. Ain't no one here saying he isn't. Respect to Breed and respect to everyone he was down with. I respect his wife for trying to get what's hers, but the fact is she's going to make little to no money going after Jon Connor. It's an iTunes release. How much money do you think cats really make from iTunes? Let's be realistic here people.

  • BobCatGucciGoldWInk

    I feel where Mrs Breed is coming from. If Jon's camp, didn't clear the record,then they have to go back to the table and rectify that. I mean it is on iTunes for sale. Kind of different than a mix CD. Well I hope they can work it out and resolve the problem.

  • carl cliterous

    bitch get over yourself and hit the gym...but r.i.p to mc breed ...we painted the white house black after all.

    • Anonymous

      and while you wanna shoutout Breed, you want his wifey to stfu for protecting his estate. ya'll are crazy

  • Tanner G.

    Shit's dumb, I haven't even heard the song but if it samples Ain't No Future In Yo' Frontin, Jon and his team could just say hey we sampled Funky Worm. Basically, by Breed's wife putting it out in public, she opened up a complete other can of worms so to speak. And for the record, I think it's stupid to sue over this considering it's digital only and not only that MC Breed's wife and kids don't need to eat off that shit. It's one single song. She must be desperate for money or something. She's not going to even earn a G off this shit after lawyer fees. #whatajoke and for those who keep talking about sampling...two words - Funky Worm.

  • Anonymous

    old bitch looking for money

  • Anonymous

    nowadays everyone wants to sue someone for the eazy money If you ever been locked up you NEEED to watch this. watch what the system does to us while were distracted http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e42iKGVcPQ

  • I'm At Work And Bored

    Breed's 3 kids: Mommy, how come we don't have a place to live and no food? We're hungry!!! Breed's Fat Wife: well kids, it's because nobody out there has been sampling your daddy's music since he passed away. But I heard this dude named John Conner just sampled your daddy's music, so after he sells $1000 download, I'm gonna sue him for 20%!!! That's $200 kids! Then we're gonna gobuy a house, food toys and... Breed's Kids: Well, mommy... we're hungry now, how come you don't have a job like my friends normal mom and dads? Breed's Wife: Kids!!! just look at me! I'm a beautiful Hippo of a woman. Beautiful fat lazy chicks like me don't have to work because we're special Breed's kids: Mommy, we want a divorce

    • Anonymous

      A you have to be a kid cause bringing dude kids up and bout they saying can get you delt wit......be careful.....and if you new Breed you no he wouldnt leave here and without leaveing his kids a way to eat.

    • I'm At Work And Bored

      ahahahahaha. Shut up you "Anonymous" whore. This fat heartless witch got Breed arrested and thrown in jail for unpaid child support when he was having health issues and now she's claiming to protect his estate? It's not enough she sucked him dry while he was alive and now that he's dead, she's going after others talking about they owe? She's the one who actually tortured him until his death and I'm the "misguided and ignorant"??? ahahahaha. Shut the f*ck up. Go drink some motor oil or something and kill yourself you worthless kunt.

    • WoaWoaWoa

      calm down with the ALL CAPS!!! 1. hows that disrespectful? 2. who gives a shit if it is? 3. HAHAHAHA fucking hilarious! its okay man just go smoke something. dude was just having fun making fun of someone he doesnt know, and shouldnt give two shits about in the first place

    • Anonymous

      BEING AT HOME PLAYING WITH YOUR MOTHERS PUSSY IS NOT WORK!!!

    • Anonymous

      YOU TRULY ARE ONE MISGUIDED IGNORANT DISRESPECTFUL MUTHAFUCKA!!! NIGGAS LIKE YOU NEED TO BE HUNG UPSIDE AND SHOT IN THE HEAD TO MAKE SURE THAT BITCH EXPLODES LIKE A MELON!!!!

  • Leon

    Jon Connor is my dude... MC Breed's joint was a classic song, and from what I can see it's all about perspective. There hasn't been anything major in hiphop for Flint, MI since Jon. He's doin' something major reppin' the city, and on top of that -- he's staying right by his people/music. This is a silly way to hold back somebody who is doin' something positive for your city. And beyond all copyrights/publishing, this DEFINITELY should be handled in person and out of public, not pushed as some campaign of disrespect. People just look for ways to make a profit and hold kids on the move back. It's disappointing... good lesson tho for my own future references.

  • Anonymous

    anybody on here who tries to diss her knows nothing about music publishing or the music business. simple as that.

    • Anonymous

      because you have to get CLEARANCE to use a song ALREADY MADE. AND HOW U KNOW WHAT HER POCKETS LOOK LIKE? O, U ARE BORED AT WORK.

    • I'm At Work And Bored

      What the f*ck is music publishing law have to do with the fact this is another fat lazy bitch who never worked a day in her life? it Must be so hard for her now that child support checks stopped coming in due to his passing. ahahahahaha, cry me a river.

  • surgicalchick

    If Mrs. Breed lets this slide by without making any noise, it will just open the door for others to step in and steal from the Estate of Eric Breed. Sure, Jon Connor wanted to make a tribute to MC Breed, I truely belive that may be possible, BUT, in this business, like all others, there is a way to do things. Trust and believe that had this man brought this idea to Mrs. Breed, before his project took off, she would have handled it in another fashion. Natasha has 2 teenage children with Eric Breed, that are in the music indutsry as well....for all we know THESE KIDS, HIS KIDS were gonna bring back their fathers hit song for this generation!! Bottom line this music belongs to the Estate of Eric Tyrone Breed, and no one has the right to touch it. As for those that are saying she is out for money.....this woman is raising 3 children of a rap legend by herself...its not about money, its about showing her children that their father has a legacy that cannot be tampered with. Give Mrs Breed the same respect that you would show the wife of any other artist that has passed on.....POINT BLANK PERIOD!!

    • ruseroius

      Tasha we know you posted this comment! You're not ERIC'S WIFE!!!!! and for the record one hit song does not make you a LEGEND most of today music listeners do not know who BREED was.

    • I'm At Work And Bored

      Shut the F*ck up with that bullshit you stupid whore! This ain't about respect for MC Breed, it's about another lazy cunt who's done nothing in her life thinking people who owe her shit because what their husband accomplished. yeah, I'm sure MC Breed paid for every sample he used in his career? yeah right. Oh, so she has 3 kids?!? How is she going to support them? So is getting a job and feeding them not an option? ahahahaha, i swear this chicks man, always using the kids as an excuse for being lazy. Get the F*ck outta here. I bet surgicalchick is Breed's wife herself. shut up and go get a job!

    • REAL TALK

      NOW THAT'S REAL TALK RIGHT HERE. YOU MADE MORE SENSE THEN ANYBODY.

    • REAL TALK

      NOW THAT'S REAL TALK RIGHT HERE! YOU MADE MORE SENSE THEN ANYBODY.

  • Detroit Player

    Jon Connor, CUT THE CHECK, BRUH BRUH!!!

  • Detroit Player

    Jon Connor, CUT THE BRUH BRUH!!!

  • tracey

    wow! what she has stated is a fact. People have to read contracts. I have much love for MC breeds work!!! Every state i travel and when i party i request "aint no future in the frontin" Kid capri played in cancun for me!!!

  • GOODMORNING

    JON CONNOR NEEDS TO FIRE HIS MANAGEMENT TEAM FOR ALLOWING THIS. I AGREE WITH TASHA, IF SOMEONE DID THIS TO PIMP C SONG, TEXAS WILL RIDE FOR PIMP C. C'MON MICHIGAN, RIDE FOR MC BREED AND HIS KIDS. MC BREED KIDS NEED TO EAT OFF ANY SALES FROM THIS SONG. POINT BLANK

  • GOODMORNING

    I AGREE WITH TASHA, IF SOMEONE DID THIS TO PIMP C SONG, TEXAS WILL RIDE FOR PIMP C. C'MON MICHIGAN, RIDE FOR MC BREED AND HIS KIDS. MC BREED KIDS NEED TO EAT OFF ANY SALES FROM THIS SONG. POINT BLANK

  • wellwhale

    MUSIC "BUSINESS", thats all this is, Mc Breed had to pay the late Roger Troutman,so Jon Connor has to pay the late MC Breed(wife). Thats what OWNING YOUR PUBLISHING is. MC Breeds family probably do like the song BUT, they cant eat shout outs.........Jon Connor, just give her a call and settle out of court, before Mr Troutmans Estate gets wind of this!

  • Anonymous

    niggas wont beef its watever this BIG OUTBURTS MUSIC WHOEVER WONT BEEF WIT MY SISTER TASHA LET ME KNOW WE AINT HRD TO FIND

    • Straight Jackin

      A that what up Niggas alwayz want to call foul on a woman but to coward to step the FUCK up and repeat all that noise in her face. A Jon Connor saying all this shit on the low down tip but hiding behind Cleaves balls. Pussy Bitch Mofo need to write the check out and say fuck it lesson learned. The code of the hood is that Niggas dont steal shit and if they do consequences are on the menu. Jon grow some balls and get a real management team that has at least one lawyer.

  • Negro

    whats up with these spanish broads man??? first big pun wife trippin, now the nigga mc breed wife trippin...spanish bitches be hood as fuck, they must be thirsty for that dick!!!

  • Anonymous

    Reading these comments just lets me know how far people in society have fallen!! For Christ sake Breed is dead and some of you have disrespectful shit to say. If the woman feels like she has been done wrong then she is entitled to feel that. Yes everyone is looking out for themselves to one extent or another, but in this case I dont think she is only out for the money. Some of you really need to look at yourselves in the mirror and examine your morals. Cause some of you really have some demons inside of you that you need to address!!!! real talk

    • Benji

      At both you Anonymous fuck boys i do know about music so how about y'all fuck off...I know exactly what dilla's mom be goin through as far as the music is concerend and she don't doin this shit to all the cats that dilla tributes..go look at how many peeps did dilla tributes you fuck ass niggas...and the second anonymous i don't give a fuck if you like my name...Bet you'll like this dick you fuck nigga

    • Anonymous

      @benji: Dude i can tell by your name and what you wrote that I would beat the living shit out of you!! So im not gonna argue with a fool ass nigga like you!!! I will continue to post my comments regardless of what you and other fuck boys like you think BITCH NIGGA!!!!

    • Anonymous

      hey benji, you know NOTHING about music publishing. She's doing the same thing as Pac & Dilla's mom, making sure the protocol is followed to clear the song. Connor's people screwed it up, and she has to do this before ROGER TROUTMAN'S estate jumps in and sues her & Jon.

    • Benji

      you're an idiot going through everyone's comments just to argue with people...no one gives a fuck what you think about this so called "society"...its fucked up she trying to make mad paper off this shit...I don't see dilla's fam complainin from all the tribute tracks and his mom has Lupus the exact disease he died from...he left behind 2 children at least and the ain't living well but they suing every rapper making tributes to them either...so go fuck yourself fuck face

  • Onaje Jordan

    I mean this kid not gonna make any money off itunes sales. Leave him be. Jon is dope though.

    • Straight Jackin

      Great point you made. He not going to make money off this shit becuz his pussy ass wrong. Just goes to show you he not quality shit. Tryin to be all hard and ganster but still a fresh milk smelling bitch ass nigga on the down low. She should sue the fuck out his dumb ass for being so damned stupid

  • Anonymous

    people still live in Michigan??

  • Onaje Jordan

    This chick is a retard

  • Anonymous

    LOL @ filing a lawsuit for a song that hasnt made any money, she's gonna spend more on lawyers then she'll ever make back Dumb bitch, some shit you just gotta let go

    • Anonymous

      What if you died and your woman was ridin for you like Tasha is for Breed? Would you want people callin your woman a DUMB BITCH?!!

    • Anonymous

      and if thats what she wants to do in honor of her DEAD husband then so be it. It doesnt make her a DUMB BITCH!!! She ridin for something that she feels in her heart is right I dont know about you but I can respect that!!

    • Anonymous

      Its the truth, the DUMB BITCH gonna spend more suing then she'll ever get

    • Anonymous

      You the dumb bitch for writing that shit you just wrote!! Have some fuckin respect...oh I forgot ya momma or ya daddy didnt teach you shit ya fuckin disrespectful monkey!!!

  • The Fan

    GREAT INTERVIEW TASHA, STOPING STEALING PEOPLE SHIT JON CONNOR. AND STOP LEAVING COMMENTS ON THESE BLOGS SITES JON CONNOR. I KNOW THOSE ARE YOUR COMMENTS

  • The Fan

    you niggs must be real young or real dumb, he is stealing food out her kids mouth. dumbass.

    • Anonymous

      @ronald mcdonald: You have no clue on what your talking about!!

    • ronald mcdonald

      what's he stealing...a happy meal, maybe a large pizza? seriously that's about it.....you guys are seriously trippin...gtfoh..you guys don't know what you are talking about...that song will not make any money...she will see and she will fall back....the bizness isn't the same as it was when her husband was alive.RIP MC Breed but on the real this is ridiculous and I bet he would have felt honored rather than insulted if he was alive.

    • Anonymous

      best comment about this subject. I really dont know what the fuck everybody else is on!!

  • Prev

    It's thanks to Jon Connor that a new generation is reminded of that classic cut. Don't front, it wouldn't be as relevant today if it wasn't for him

    • Anonymous

      Thats retarded shit his ass stole somebody else shit and threw in a rememberance at the end. Trying to be all hard and not hard enough to get lawyers or someone with sense on his team. Jon you a wanna be Street Nigga and aint no future in you frontin

    • Machiventa

      @Anonymous: you're dumb. Learn how to spell, you'll appear smarter.

  • dumassbitch

    lol ! u dumb bitch . findum fuckum and flee

  • fuck this hoe mane

    bitch shut the fuck u aint about loyalty u about that dollar so u can buy a fendi bag u hoe ,jon connor dat nigga he killed dat shit

  • exec

    wow...sorry lady but I don't think you are gonna get any money off that. Jon Connor's tribute isn't gonna make any money. It certainly wouldn't make enough money to pay for a lawyer's time to even entertain the thought to go to court. And what will you be suing for....$2,000.00 and what...punitive damages from an artist who hasn't made any money yet? RIP to your husband but I think this is absolutely ridiculous. If anything you should be thanking him for the tribute and the resurgence of interest in your late husbands classic and for introducing the song to the teenagers that otherwise would not have known about that classic. And did Jon Connor's producer redo the beat...it sounds much more clear than the original which is a different type of sampling if so and he would have to contact the label who owns the original copyright from which he sampled from and I assure you they wouldn't even care b/c the new song isn't gonna make enough money for them to even care to take action....sorry

  • 718rob

    Although, if he selling it, he deserves it.

  • Nico 3

    Breed was a hustler for sure, but if his wife needs money that bad, go get a job. It's one song... Now if it was an entire album chalked full of famous rappers paying tribute that would be different.

  • 718rob

    DAMN. Wildest headline I seen all summer. A brother tries to keep an unknown guy's name out there for youth and gets slapped for it.

    • Anonymous

      Unknown?? Nigga plz check your history. Breed was on some national shit with his. Connor still on Flint town level living off breast milk and shit. The point is the MoFo stole on that Bitch type shit. Stealing shit will get your ass checked on all levels. Ole girl doing just that no matter how much she gets paid. Connor you come out front and call her a bitch and all taht other shit to her face dont hide behind anonymous posts and see how that goes.Thats real talk from the hood. PPl keep saying the song not going to make no real money so what does that tell you Nigga. you got some talent but sounds like its for sucking dick

    • Anonymous

      please tell me who is unknown. Cause last time I checked Breed was well known. What are you like 12 years old or something?!!! Go eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich young ass nigga!!!!!

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