Boosie Badazz Planning Rod Wave Lawsuit Over Allegedly Copied Song

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - SEPTEMBER 24: Rapper Boosie Badazz speaks onstage during the 2022 Revolt Summit at 787 Windsor on September 24, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
"Can't let you just take my sh*t and I'm not getting nothing," Boosie says.

Boosie Badazz recently took to social media to announce plans to take legal action against other artists who he believes have sampled or even copied his work without permission. He shared the news during an Instagram Live, claiming to be fed up with people not thinking he's "business-minded." He called out Rod Wave specifically, referencing his Nostalgia track "Long Journey," which is a take on Boosie's 2010 Incarcerated cut with Webbie by the same name.

"Can't let you just take my sh*t and I'm not getting nothing," he explained. "I just want my split, you know, my cut ... I ain't mad, I love when they do that sh*t." Boosie continued, describing how although he appreciates when other artists "give [him his] flowers," it's only fair that they also give credit where it's due. "You gotta compensate me, too," he said. "It's a business."

Boosie Badazz Is Fed Up

Later in the live stream, Boosie noted how he feels as though people think he's too "gangster" to file a lawsuit, and take advantage because of it. According to him, he just wants the same respect that other artists get. "They wouldn't do that to a white artist. They wouldn't do that to another artist, just Boosie," he explained. "So I'm coming back for all that, bro. Y'all already know." This isn't the only time Boosie turned to taking legal action, however. He's currently wrapped up in a lawsuit with his brother and Yung Bleu over a contract they allegedly signed without his permission.

Earlier this month he revealed that while it hasn't come without a cost, he still plans on getting the money he feels that he's owed. "I lost a relationship with my mom and everything," he said. "I don't give a damn. You think I'm dropping this lawsuit? I swear to God I ain't." What do you think of Boosie Badazz planning to take legal action against artists who sampled or copied his music without permission? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.