Last night, news broke that Lord Finesse had filed suit against Mac Miller for $10 million after using his “Hip 2 Da Game” instrumental without permission.
Though he says he wasn’t supposed to speak on the issue, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania rapper took to Twitter earlier this morning to speak out on the suit. During a series of posts, Mac explains that he thought everything was cool with Finesse since they spoke with one another an hour after he heard the record and “cleared the air.” He says that when he heard there was an issue, he reached out to Finesse to smooth it over but he was met with silence.
Finesse initially claimed that he sent a cease and desist to DatPiff, Miller and Rostrum Records in early July but was met with silence.
Read Mac’s full response below.
I’m supposed to be on hush but lemme speak on this real quick. 1. I made that record and video as nothing more than an 18 year old kid who wanted to rhyme and pay homage, no other intentions. 2. Finesse and I spoke on the phone for an hour after he heard the record and cleared the air. We even planned to work on music together. 3. All I wanted to do is shed light on a generation that inspired me. 5. Finesse never cleared the Oscar Peterson sample on the original record. I did nothing wrong. We spoke on the phone had a good conversation, he was cool with the record. It’s all love tho. I ain’t even mad at dude. He still a legend. 4. When I heard there was a problem, I reached out to him to try and solve it. No response. Lord Finesse, thank you for what u did for hip hop. Thank you for bringing my favorite rapper into the game.