Wiz Khalifa Sued For Copyright Infringement
January 5, 2012 at 3:22 PM (PT)
A SHARON, PA man has sued rapper WIZ KHALIFA,claiming KHALIFA’s smash hit, “Black And Yellow,” which went to #1, actually ripped off a song which he wrote and recorded in 2008.
In a copyright infringement suit filed in PHILADELPHIA federal court MAX GREGORY WARREN, who uses the name “MAXAMILLION” when he performs, is seeking $2.3 million in damages. He claims KHALIFA’s song is very similar to his song, “Pink And Yellow,” which he wrote in 2007 and recorded in 2008.
The suit, filed DECEMBER 30th, says KHALIFA and co-songwriters MIKKEL ERIKSEN and TOR ERICK HERMANSEN and producer STARGATE collaborated to defraud him.
WARREN claims KHALIFA based his version of “Black And Yellow” on “Pink And Yellow” after hearing it. KHALIFA is from PITTSBURGH, just down the road from SHARON, PA. WARREN also says the defendants “improperly and unlawfully filled copyright infringements with the Library Of Congress for ‘Black And Yellow’.”
The suit also names ROSTRUM RECORDS, ATLANTIC RECORDS, WARNER MUSIC GROUP, WEA INTERNATIONAL, EMI MUISC PUBLISHING and others as defendants.