Music Stars and Lawsuits

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  • 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
  • Jay Z, Frank Ocean, Kanye West
  • Damon Dash, Lee Daniels
  • Kendrick Lamar

Drave vs. the Jimmy Smith Estate

Drake is reportedly being sued for upwards of $300K over a 35 second clip in the intro of his "Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2" song featuring Jay Z. The monologue uses a sample credited in his Nothing Was the Same liner notes as being picked up from the 1982 song "Jimmy Smith Rap." The only problem is Jimmy Smith's estate claims permission was never given to use the sample. That could be an expensive oversight on Drizzle's part. More on this as it devlops.

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