DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, T-Pain Facing $100,000 Lawsuit

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A large group of hip-hop’s most popular artists such are staring down a $100,000 lawsuit filed in United States District Court this week. Artists like Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, T-Pain and Ace Hood along with dozens of publishing and production companies are being sued by Paul Batiste – a representative of New Orleans’ Batiste Brothers Band – for copyright infringement for allegedly incorporating elements of his music without proper permission.

In a 118-page lawsuit that directly cites Ross, Khaled, T-Pain and Ace Hood  as defendants, Batiste is seeking compensation for elements of his music being incorporated into songs like T-Pain’s “Blame It” and “Booty Wurk” and DJ Khaled’s “All I Do is Win” without the group’s permission. The lawsuit is seeking in excess of $100,00o in damages.

Along with the damages, Batiste is seeking full accounting, award of actual damages, as well as profits and a permanent injunction to prevent the defendants from use of his music in the future.

[Via AllHipHop]

  • NYClater

    DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMNNNN! They in trouble.

  • antilame

    wait what parts of the music were used?

  • chrisco

    tryin 2 get a buck so sad who ru anyway

  • emiko_swag

    100 thousand dollars is easily present in any one of these guy’s Instagram photos. They will be fine.

  • emiko_swag

    100 thousand dollars is easily present in any one of these guy’s Instagram photos. They will be fine.

  • Guardian Angel

    This article is wrong – the actual amount is $100M not $100K