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Music producer Anastas’ Pupa Nas-T’ Hackett, and his company Travelling Man Productions, LLC, filed a $10M copyright lawsuit against Jamaican singer Shenseea and her label Interscope Records over her song “Lick,” in collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion. Hackett claims he “refused the request due to inadequate terms offered” and that “Lick” was released without his consent. His lawsuit demanded “$150,000 in wilful infringement damages above $10,000,000; and actual damages and profits from 43 sources including sales, ringtones, streaming, endorsements, and touring.” In addition, “Shenseea’s co-defendants to remove and destroy all traces of Lick from the public domain.”

Judge Vyskocil noted, “No responses were filed [by May], and Plaintiffs have not prosecuted this case to date.” “Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that any motion for entry of a default judgment as against Defendants Interscope Records Inc. and Chinsea Linda Lee shall be filed by July 14, 2022,” the judge added. The judge warned that the entire lawsuit would be dismissed if Hackett failed to file for a default judgment by the July deadline. 

– Excerpt from an article for Dancehall Mag by Dani Mallick. Read the full article here.


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