YG is being sued by a poet named Henry Richard Russell, also known as Grimmis for his contributions on YG’s debut album, My Crazy Life. Grimmis is suing YG for failing to pay for his contributions on “Who Do You Love?” & “Bicken Back Being Bool,” as well as copyright infringement and fraud as reported by Uproxx.
The lawsuit claims Russell and YG met back in 2014. After beginning a friendship the two collaborated on YG’s debut album, My Krazy Life. At the time of recording, YG “did not have the resources” to pay Russell, but the poet claims the two struck a deal regarding future revenue shares to both new material and previously existing work used on the album.
Russell also claimed that he joined YG for a few live appearances to “pump up the crowd.” Russell says that his contribution is a part of the success of the album. DJ Mustard, Def Jam, UMG and YG’s 400 Wayz publishing company have also been named in the suit. Additionally, Russell has filed an injunction to prevent the selling of the two songs.
This isn’t the first time “Who Do You Love?” has been involved in legal drama. Back in 2104, Drake paid $100,000 to Houston rapper 4-Tay for using a verse from his “Playaz Club” track for “Who Do You Love?” after being put on blast by the Houston rapper. While 4-Tay never filed suit, the twitter blast was enough for Drake to pay up before it escalated.
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