Juice WRLD just finished dealing with Sting suing him over the burgeoning rapper’s Billboard hit “Lucid Dreams,” which samples Sting’s 1993 chart-topper “Shape Of My Heart.” Now Juice is facing more legal trouble over another song.
16-year-old beatmaker Jerome Willisch out of Colorado has filed a lawsuit through his guardians against Juice WRLD for allegedly lifting his song “Ice” as the basis for “Lean Wit Me,” which lives on Juice’s 2018 album Goodbye & Good Riddance, TMZ reports.
According to court docs, the up-and-coming producer, who goes by the moniker Fly Jxy, believes his song “Ice” is “the essential beat and foundation” for “Lean Wit Me.”
The visual for “Lean Wit Me” was uploaded to YouTube back in August and currently sits at over 36 million views.
Fly Jxy has named Juice WRLD, Internet Money producer Nick Mira (who also produced “Lucid Dreams”), Interscope Records and Universal Music Group in the lawsuit. He is seeking unspecified damages and has requested the judge to yank “Lean Wit Me” off all digital service platforms.
Listen to Fly Jxy’s “Ice” for comparison below.