Is Mary J.Blige being forced to take legal action against ‘Nostalgia Ultra’ lyricist Frank Ocean?
Confused? Not to worry, meet us below for a full explanation of the pair’s unique legal battle below.
Pulled from Blige’s game-changing ‘What’s The 411?’, 3.15% of ‘Real Love‘s copyright is owned by a company named TufAmerica.
Why? Well, while by way of its sampling on The HoneyDrippers 1973 cut ‘Impeach the President’, ‘Love’ finds the aforementioned percentage of itself owned by ‘America’, who own the rights to ‘President.’
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Now, because Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’– lifted ‘Super Rich Kids’ features a sample from Mary‘s ‘Love’, ‘America’ have filed a lawsuit against the Universal Music Group and its owner Vivendi, citing Ocean’s sampling of a song that had already sampled a song they owned the rights to as their grounds for doing so.
Yes, you heard right…sued for sampling a song that sampled 3.15% of another song.
Click here to peep the case’s court documents.
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