Payne and James claim that Stallion’s song ‘Go Crazy’ from her 2020 Good News album – featuring Big Sean – infringes on the duo’s 2012 track ‘Krazy’ – though this track also appears on ReverbNation by the name ‘Go Crazy’.
A lawsuit filed by James and Payne’s lawyers states that the “title, chorus, wording, timing, melodic sequence, harmonic sequence, tonal sequence, use of reverb, and use of cadence” in Stallion and Sean’s tune are almost identical to James and Payne’s 2012 track.
The lawsuit also claims that the songs are “so strikingly similar to the Copyrighted Work as to preclude the possibility of independent creation”, before adding that Big Sean had been a regular visitor to the Detroit nightclubs where James and Payne’s track regularly had playtime. Reportedly, ‘Crazy’ was ranked as the number one hit on ReverbNation’s Detroit chart in 2015.
The lawsuit also lists Universal Music Publishing, 300 Entertainment and 1501 Certified Entertainment, as Stallion and 1501 Certified Entertainment are presently embroiled in a legal tussle over whether or not her Something for Thee Hotties compilation album should actually be classified as an album at all, under the terms of her contract.
However, someone not mentioned in the lawsuit is 2 Chainz, even though he did perform on the track with Stallion and Big Sean. James and Payne have been reported to be going after all of the profits from the track, as well as artistic and creative damages, plus a guarantee to end all future infringement.
In other Megan Thee Stallion news, Stallion has recently commented on Adele doing the ‘body dance’, calling her “Hot Girl Adele” with a heart-eyes emoji.