Eddie Levert and Walter Williams, the two founding members of legend soul group The O’Jays, are saying, "for the love of money, gives us ours!"
The group members are suing Crown Royal Whiskey for a TV ad which uses their hit “For The Love of Money,” only the commercial uses a rap on top of the funky, classic track. The group claims they weren’t asked for permission and are accusing the Crown Royal brand of depreciating them to the minimal role of “background singers.” Other names used to describe the ad in the claim are “humiliating” and “demeaning.
The amount Levert and Williams are asking in damages? A cool $1 million.
Peep the Crown Royal commercial below. What do you think?