Music Stars and Lawsuits

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  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Lil Wayne
  • Katy Perry, Flame
  • Drake
  • Jermaine Dupri
  • Frank Ocean
  • Dr. Dre
  • Jay Z
  • Ludacris
  • Rick Ross
  • Kanye West, Bound 2
  • Jay Z
  • Nina Simone
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Robin Thicke
  • Lil Kim vs. Anderw Ro
  • Alicia Keys
  • Frank Ocean
  • Pharrell
  • Tyga
  • Naughty By Nature
  • Rick Ross
  • Game, 40 Glocc
  • Game
  • Game
  • Kanye West
  • Kanye West and Common vs. Joe Farell Lawsuit
  • Kanye West vs. Vince P Lawsuit
  • Bobby Poindexter vs. Kanye West Lawsuit
  • The Throne vs. Syl Johnson Lawsuit
  • Jay-Z Roc-A-Fella Lawsuit
  • Jay-Z vs. Patrick White Lawsuit
  • Jay-Z and Timbaland vs. Baligah Hamdy Estate Lawsuit
  • Jay-Z
  • Young Money, Lil Wayne
  • Lil Wayne, QD III
  • Flo Rida
  • Soulja Boy
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber vs. Stacey Wilson Betts Lawsuit
  • Mac Miller vs. Lord Finesse Lawsuit
  • 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
  • Lady Gaga vs. Rob Fusari Lawsuit
  • John Legend vs. Anthony Strokes Lawsuit

Meet Me at the Courts: Kendrick's Pain

Even hip hop's prodigal nephew can get sued. Kendrick Lamar was recently named in a suit for his Section.80 track "Keisha's Song (Her Pain)," released in 2011. Woolfsongs Limited claims he didn't get proper clearance from The Alan Parson's Project for use of their tune "Old & Wise." That's not to say, however, that K-Dot actually sampled the U.K. rock band (leave that dispute to the lawyers).

Meanwhile, the good kid is far from the first artist to get called to the courts. Read on for more circumstances that caused music stars and estates to wage a legal battle over copyrights, unpaid services and more.

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