French Montana sued for allegedly stealing song - reports

2019-03-05 22:31
French Montana (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Rapper Fat Joe, Remy Ma and French Montana are being accused of stealing the song “All The Way Up” and not paying the original composer of the song.

The trio along with Infared released “All The Way Up” in 2016 and sold a whooping 2 Million copies and the song made it to the top 30 on Billboard Hot 100, but struggling Miami Hip Hop artist Fly Havana says he was given not any credit nor enough compensation.

According TMZ, Fly Havana filed a lawsuit in New York with claims that he created the hit song, and that he holds the unfinished version of the track and it is almost identical to the released version by the trio.

He alleges that his co-producer, Infared, had a friendly relationship with Fat Joe and that is how rapper Fat Joe was introduced to his song.

He also claims that when the unfinished version was done he never heard back from Infared and was stunned when Fat Joe released the song in 2016 as a collaboration with French and Remy Ma.

He is also accusing Fat Joe of promising payment and then later threatening him to keep quiet about creating the song.

The Miami unknown rapper, Fly Havana claims Fat Joe handed him cheque for $5,000 (R70 000) and allegedly promised more money will come.

In the lawsuit documents, Fly also stated that he did approach French Montana about the issue. But the Moroccan-American rapper never responded when he asked him about the stolen track outside DJ Khaled’s studio in 2017.

Fly Havanna is now suing Joe, French and Remy and is seeking profits made by the track and also wants a co-writing credit.

No comments have been made by the accused.

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