2 Chainz, TeeFLii and Mustard Face $10 Million Lawsuit After Being Accused of Stealing Robin S’ Song
TeeFLii may have a had a breakthrough hit with "24 Hours" with 2 Chainz and DJ Mustard on the beat in 2014, but now all three artists are under fire for allegedly stealing the song from a veteran singer.
Today (Dec. 4), TMZ got ahold of legal documents from the three songwriters of Robin S' "Back It Up." The uptempo pop song is featured on her 1993 album Show Me Love. According to the documents, the songwriters claim that "24 Hours" is essentially the same melody with a couple of modifications and a slower beat.
Since appearing on his Starr album, TeeFlii's "24 Hours" has garnered 25 million views on YouTube and 26 million streams on Spotify. Robin S' camp is looking for their cut of the earnings. According to the lawsuit for copyright infringement, Robin S' songwriters are suing TeFLii, Tity Boi and Mustard for damages which total out to over $10 million.
Neither artist has commented on the lawsuit just yet, but they look like they can handle whatever legal battle comes their way. After dropping songs like "Hot Wings" and "Girl's Best Friend" a few weeks back, 2 Chainz is launching his own premium brand of marijuana. Recently, he teamed up with Green Street Agency to launch Gas Cannabis Co., which is a brand carrying three different strands of premium weed named after octane levels that you can find at a local gas station.
“I know quality GAS by the look, the feel, the smoke," 2 Chainz says, referring to the acronym that stands for "good ass shit." "GAS stands for one thing, and you’ll know it when you experience it. It’s top-end, but at an affordable price, because I want everyone to be able to understand that GAS is the real fire.”
Hopefully, 2 Chainz, TeeFLii and DJ Mustard will be able to resolve everything with Robin S' songwriters.
XXL has reached out to 2 Chainz's reps for comment on the matter.
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