Megan Thee Stallion teamed up with Big Sean and 2 Chainz on “Go Crazy” in 2020. Nearly two years later, Megan and Sean are being sued by a Detroit songwriting duo who claims they copied their music, according to RadarOnline.
In a copyright infringement lawsuit filed this week, Duawn Payne (Go Hard Major) and Harrell James (H-Matic) say “Go Crazy” ripped off their 2012 song “Krazy,” which they originally uploaded to the music platform ReverbNation.
The duo claims Megan’s track not only shares a similar title, but a “strikingly similar” chorus and identical timing and melodic sequence.
Payne and James also allege they passed out CDs containing “Krazy” in Detroit, which they believe is how Big Sean came across the song.
“The sale of thousands of physical copies of CD’s featuring the Copyrighted Work on the streets of West Detroit and the parking lots of hip hop clubs in West Detroit frequented by [Big Sean] provide further access of the Copyrighted Work to Defendants,” reads the suit, which also names Universal Music and 1501 Certified Entertainment.
Payne and James issued a cease and desist against Megan Thee Stallion and Big Sean in March before filing the lawsuit, claiming the rap stars continued their “willful and reckless disregard” of their copyrights. The duo is seeking unspecified damages.
Produced by J.R. Rotem, Nicki Pooyandeh and Benjamin Lasnier, and featuring a sample of The Jackson 5’s “ABC,” “Good News” appeared on Megan The Stallion’s platinum-certified debut album Good News, which dropped in November 2020.