Music Stars and Lawsuits

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  • Lil Wayne vs. Deezle Lawsuit
  • 50 Cent vs. Bobby Poindexter Lawsuit
  • Curren$y vs. Damon Dash Lawsuit
  • Drake vs. Ericka Lee Lawsuit
  • Cash Money vs. EMI Lawsuit
  • The Black-Eyed Peas vs. Phoenix Phenom Lawsuit
  • Max Gregory Warren vs. Wiz Khalifa Lawsuit
  • Usher vs. Ernest Lee Straughter Lawsuit
  • Jim Jones vs. Christopher R. Liggio Lawsuit
  • Lil Wayne vs. Rich Rick Lawsuit
  • Lauryn Hill vs. Jay Gore Lawsuit
  • Outkast vs. Rosa Parks Lawsuit
  • Lauryn Hill vs. New Ark Lawsuit
  • Drake vs. Playboy Lawsuit
  • Destiny's Child vs. Ricky Allen Lawsuit
  • Mary J. Blige vs. Jay Ballard and Kim Jones Lawsuit
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Kanye West and Common vs. Joe Farrell

In May 2008, Kathleen Firrantello, daughter of late jazz legend Joe Farrell, filed a lawsuit against Kanye West, Common, Method Man, Redman and Universal Music Group for unlawfully using portions of her father's 1974 song "Upon This Rock." Apparently, the track was sampled in three different songs without proper approval, including West's "Gone," off 2005's Late Registration, Common's "Chi-City," off 2005's Be (which was produced by West) and "Run 4 Cover," a track from Method Man and Redman's 1999 album Blackout.

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