Lil Nas X is set to take a ride from the ‘Old Town Road’ to the town’s courthouse thanks to a lawsuit with a whopping $25 million tag attached.
Reports have it music publisher The Music Force is suing the 20-year-old hitmaker and his parent company Sony Music for the use of an unauthorized sample of R&B singer Bobby Caldwell’s 1982 song ‘Carry On’ in X’s song of the same name. ‘Carry’ (which can be heard above) is featured on the rapper’s 2018 mixtape, ‘NASARATI.’
Hear Caldwell’s tune below and see if you can spot any similarities:
The Music Force not only claims the sample destroyed the value of Caldwell’s song, but was also ‘motivated by greed and malicious intent.’ Their suggested remedy? $10 million USD in damages plus an additional $15 million USD in punitive damages. Yikes!
As of time reported, Sony nor Lil Nas X have made a statement about the legal matter. Sounds a bit dramatic, but $25 million USD isn’t anything to take lightly; the hefty charge breaks down to