Britney Spears & will.i.am Legal Drama Sees UK Singer Awarded Huge Payout

Published: Wednesday 4th Apr 2018 by Sam

will.i.am and Britney Spears were dealt a damning blow by a British court today.

For, a judge ruled in favor of a UK singer who alleged that a song she co-wrote was snatched and re-worked into the pair’s hit ‘Scream & Shout.’ And she never received a credit. But that’s all about to change.

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The singer in question is former NDubz star Tulisa.

She launched legal proceedings soon after the track’s release in 2012 after realizing that it sounded familiar.

See, she initially co-wrote the song with will’s producers – at which time it had a working title of ‘I Don’t Give A ****.’

However, her version wasn’t liked by all involved and it was scrapped from her album ‘The Female Boss’ (which went on to bomb). It was eventually re-worked into will and Britney’s chart-topping smash.

Upon release, though, Tulisa’s name was omitted from the writing credits. Instead it solely read: will.i.am, Jef Martens and Jean Baptiste.

At the time of her filing, will (who was one of the names being sued) actually admitted:

“Tulisa wrote to that song before I did – this is the truth. But the producers of the beat … didn’t want her to have it.”

Perhaps even more endorsing to Tulisa’s case was the revelation that her vocals were still detectable alongside Spears’ in the released version of the song.

As for her rewards, she’ll now be listed as an official co-writer and will receive 10% of the song’s publishing royalties and overall income.

Intriguingly, all profits from the song were frozen when she launched her case in 2012. And given how big the song became (huge hit worldwide and a UK #1), Tulisa is likely in for a huge payday. [Source]

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  1. Sweetnothings78 April 4, 2018

    Good on her and absolutely right that she’s given credit (que the haters)…

    • Jasmine April 4, 2018

      Good for her. They should have paid her and given her credit from the very beginning.

  2. Dominick April 4, 2018

    This song sucks but good for her! After Tulisa’s p*** tape, she needs to get this sattisfaction!

  3. Shaka April 4, 2018

    BAG SECURED Tulisa good on you!!!👏🏿

  4. JOHNVIDAL April 4, 2018

    Black people dont steal…

    • MariahTheOne April 4, 2018

      Girl 💀 they do, but white people steal much more. Let’s not begin this discussion daahling

      • JOHNVIDAL April 4, 2018

        So when was Mariah last popular? I don’t remember seeing her on the chats.

      • taustin13 April 4, 2018

        2017 to be exact. She will always be popular each and every year qnd make millions.

        Christmas QUEEN!!!

      • taustin13 April 4, 2018

        *and

      • Adele4Life April 4, 2018

        @Taustin13
        You should not be schooling people like that. Have mercy on idiots.
        LOL!
        Mariah went top10 on the Hot100 4 months ago indeed…. with a SOLO song.

      • JOHNVIDAL April 4, 2018

        A Christmas album is all you have to boost about lol she’s a washed up has been.

      • JOHNVIDAL April 4, 2018

        She acts like a white girl from the valley, ain’t nobody got time for fat guts.

  5. erica April 4, 2018

    This has nothing to do with Britney tho? this was a lawsuit against the writer & producer, Britney is just a feature she didn’t steal anything

    • Adele4Life April 4, 2018

      ikr
      I think he got confused. Maybe TGJ thought they were writing an article about Beyonce cause Britney does not get involved in those credit stealing tricks.

      • JOHNVIDAL April 4, 2018

        #fatwhitealaady4life learn how to read Britney was never credited as a writer. Put the burger down it’s messing up what little brain you do have. And Beyonce does have to use her privilege to sell her music.

    • DanYiel Iman April 4, 2018

      Her fans always excuse her behavior!!

  6. cocobutta April 4, 2018

    Justice!! Happy for her. When you put effort in craft and it gains success she deserves her pay.

    Lets hope she doesn’t put it into those bad surgeries she’s had so far.

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