Swizz Beatz Faces $1.5 Mil Lawsuit for Unpaid Royalties

Swizz Beatz may have to face the music in court. Antwann Frost, a man who collaborated with Swizzy on the beat for Cassidy’s 2007 hit “My Drink N’ My 2 Step” is suing the producer to the tune of $1.5 million, for unpaid royalties.

According to tmz.com, Frost filed suit against the beatmaker, two days ago, claiming he is responsible for making “all of the other original musical components that shaped and defined” the track, while Swizzy only created the drums.

At the time that song was released, the man says he rejected an offer made by Swizz for $5,000 along with, 5% ownership, while Cas and the Bronx-bred producer received the rest of the profits.

Swizz has yet to comment on the suit, as he seems to have more on his mind. Just last Thursday (October 14) the Bronx-born hitmaker and his bride, Alicia Keys, welcomed a newborn baby boy into the world. —Nicki Nahmeanez

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  • Official Fully

    lol! No way that song made even a million dollars.

    Wait, who’s Cassidy? :/

    • FromDat202

      Who is Cassidy??? C’mon man, u CANT be serious!

      • Official Fully

        Of course I know who Cassidy is. It was a shot at his relevance.

        Either way, he wasn’t even that popular when he was hot.

  • Swizz Beatz

    It’s Gucci Time niggas!

  • pharoethagreatest

    Of course I dont know the whole story, but if it is true, why do niggas not wanna pay cats? I mean, damn swizz you already got chips, let niggas eat cuz.

  • John Cochran

    Anybody who makes beats knows this is very common. If you collaborate with a bigger producer, theyll wind up not only taking the credit, but trying to pay you some small amount of cash and little rights. Get your paperwork up my niggas. $5000, cmon. I wouldve said get the fuck outta here too.

  • yeah

    5% and 5,000 sold

  • gertz

    John you are right on point, everybody do this shit dre, timbaland, shit even kanye, always getting the small name dudes to give em beats pay em like some small ass amount and go make millions off it, thats why you have to have your business game up or you just gonna take losses….

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    mann i thought swizzy switched the style with that beat too…

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