NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – TeeFLii, 2 Chainz, DJ Mustard and DJ Ketchup are being sued for copyright infringement in connection to their 2014 song “24 Hours.”
According to the lawsuit filed in federal district court in New York last week, composers Allen George and Sten Hallström (a.k.a. Stonebridge), as well as the estate of late co-composer Frederick McFarlane and music publisher EMI Blackwood, are alleging that the defendants willfully ripped off the “dominant themes” of Robin S.’s 1993 track “Back It Up.”
Sony Music, which owns Epic Records, the label that released the song, was also named as a defendant in the suit.
According to the suit, the plaintiffs are seeking an estimated $10 million in damages, and a proper split of royalties from “24 Hours” going forward.