R&B crooner Trey Songz has been slapped with an $18 million lawsuit for his hit single âBottoms Up,â which features Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj.
According to court documents, filed February 2nd in the Southern District of New York, owners at Doc Mob Records claimed they hired producer Milton James to produce the original, copyrighted track for their company.
Doc Mob Records’ executive Derrick Price and IHip Hop Music, claims, James later teamed with producer Kane Beatz for the song, which was eventually released on Songz’s latest album ‘Passion, Pain and Pleasure.’
According to AllHipHop.com, Price allegedly sent multiple cease-and-desist letters to Atlantic Records but they were ignored by the defendants in the case.
The lawsuit names Trey Songz, his label Atlantic Records, manager Gee Robertson, producer Kane Beatz and Kodak. The photo company has been dragged into the proceedings for using the song in an advertising campaign featuring Songz.
via [AllHipHop News]