A New Orleans jazz group has filed a lawsuit against T Pain, DJ Khaled, and more for over $100 million.
The Batiste Brothers, a legendary New Orleans jazz group has issued a lawsuit against DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, T-Pain, Pitbull and Cash Money for an astonishing $100 million (eight zeros) for using their music, and lyrics in countless songs.
While the names are not limited to the artists above, the lawsuit filed by Paul Batiste is a staggering 118 pages and claims, “an immense number of songs infringing upon Plaintif’s catalog.” Some popular songs named in the lawsuit include T-Pain’s “Blame It” and “Booty Wurk” as well as Khaled’s wildly successful “All I Do Is Win.”
Seeking $100,000,000 in damages, the lawsuit says, “Defendants have blatantly poached beats, lyrics, melodies and chords from Plaintiff’s songs.”
You can see portions of the lawsuit in the gallery above attained by AHH.