Justin Timberlake Is Being Sued For His Hit Song "Suit And Tie"
|Justin Timberlake Is Being Sued By Universal Music|
Group Sly, Slick, ANd Wicked
A lawsuit has reportedly been filed by Seventies R'n'B group Sly, Slick and Wicked against Universal Music Group, in which it is claimed that their vocals were used on Suit & Tie without consent.
|Sly, Slick and Wicked|
The media has obtained the papers, which suggest that Universal Music Group paid for the rights to sample Sly, Slick and Wicked's 1973 song Sho' Nuff, which was produced by James Brown, but not the lyrics.
Further to this, the lawsuit reportedly states that Sly, Slick and Wicked were not paid when Universal Music Group licensed Suit & Tie for a Bud Light commercial.
Suit & Tie has sold over three million copies and has some 92 million views on YouTube.
This lawsuit follows a series of high-profile court cases, in which
artists have sued other artists for plagiarism.
In a joint statement Thicke and Williams, said: "While we respect the judicial process we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward.
"Pharrell created Blurred Lines from his heart, mind and soul and the song was not taken from anyone or anywhere else. We are reviewing the decision, considering our options and you will hear more from us soon about this matter."