Megan Thee Stallion, Big Sean Hit With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Over 2020 Track 'Go Crazy'
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Megan Thee Stallion, Big Sean Hit With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Over 2020 Track 'Go Crazy'

After dropping new music, sometimes artists find their celebrations cut short due to an unforeseen lawsuit.

Megan Thee Stallion and Big Sean are the latest rappers being sued for copyright infringement for their single “Go Crazy” released in 2020.

According to court documents provided to Complex, Duawn Payne (Go Hard Major) and Harrell James (H-Matic) filed the copyright infringement lawsuit against the Hip-Hop artists due to claims that their single was “strikingly similar” to their song “Krazy,” which was released in 2012.

Before the lawsuit, Payne and James issued a cease and desist to Megan Thee Stallion and Big Sean in March for their alleged “willful and reckless disregard” of their copyrights, HipHopDx reports.

Payne And James Seeking Unspecified Damages

Payne and James believe “Go Crazy” shares a strong resemblance to their song’s chorus, timing, and “melodic sequence.”

In addition, Payne and James stated they passed out CDs of the single at Detroit nightclubs, according to HipHopDX. Detroit also happens to be the hometown of Big Sean, which reportedly led the pair to believe this is how “Krazy” landed on his radar.

“The sale of thousands of physical copies of CD’s featuring the Copyrighted Work on the streets of West Detroit and the parking lots of hip hop clubs in West Detroit frequented by [Big Sean] provide further access of the Copyrighted Work to Defendants,” the lawsuit states, according to Complex. “Due to the striking similarity between the Infringing Work and the Copyrighted Work, the wide dissemination of the Copyrighted Work, and the access to the Copyrighted Work by [Big Sean], Defendants each had a reasonable opportunity to hear Plaintiffs’ Copyrighted Work prior to the creation of the Infringing Work..”

Payne and James are now reportedly looking for unspecified damages.