Los Angeles-based producer/rapper Motoe Blizzid is claiming that T.I. snatched “substantial portions” of a track titled “Reverence” without permission and reused it for “What You Know,” the Grammy Award-winning song from Tip’s fourth solo LP, “King.”
Blizzid (born Nathan Filby) filed the suit in Los Angeles Federal Court. “In recent years, the recording industry has taken a particularly strong stance against copyright infringement, filing countless multi-million dollar suits against individuals for online file sharing," Filby’s attorney, John Tehranian explained to X17online. "We are hopeful that T.I., Atlantic Records and Warner Brothers will demonstrate the same respect for copyright in responding to this suit."
The lawsuit, which has yet to be addressed by T.I., names Grand Hustle Records, Atlantic Records and Warner Bros. Entertainment as defendants.