Looks like R&B sensation Trey Songz may end up feeling the wrath of the law. News broke earlier today that the singer and his label Atlantic Records were recently named in an $18 million lawsuit over one of his most popular hit singles “Bottoms Up.”
According to AllHipHop.com, Derrick Price, Doc Mob Records and iHip Hop Music are currently suing Songz, his label and producer Kane Beatz over the Nicki Minaj-featured track. Reports indicate that Doc Mob had hired producer Tony Scales to produce the original copyrighted track for his Doc Mob imprint. The track, which was recorded in Derrick Price’s home studio, eventually ended up in the hands of producer Kane Beatz, who added elements to the song.
The plaintiffs have stated that although Kane Beatz did contribute to the final version of the song, the original producer Tony Scales was not credited to any capacity with its production on Trey Songz’s album Passion, Pain and Pleasure. They also said that Atlantic Records and their artist allegedly ignored a series of cease-and-desist letters that they had sent prior to the suit.
Yet Songz, Kane Beatz and Atlantic Records aren’t the only parties mentioned in the suit. The trio of plaitiffs is also suing Trey Songz’s manager Gee Robertson and Kodak, who used the song in an advertising campaign featuring the popular singer.
DX will keep you updated as these legal proceedings continue to unfold.