Damn, if this ends up to be true.. Props to AllHipHop for finding this.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Hip-Hop star Wiz Khalifa is being sued by a Pennsylvania man, who claims the rapper stole the concept for his hit single “Black & Yellow.”
Songwriter Max Gregory Warren, of Sharon Pennsylvania, filed a lawsuit in United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Friday (December 30, 2011).
The lawsuit claims that Warren authored a song titled “Pink N Yellow,” in November of 2007.
He says he copyrighted “Pink N Yellow” in February of 2008, when he sought to publish or license the song.
Warren claims that prior to “Pink N Yellow” being officially copyrighted, Wiz Khalifa, along with producers Stargate, as well as label Rostrum Records, stole the concept for the song.
Warren claims Wiz stole “Pink N Yellow” and released it as “Black & Yellow,” and “Black & Purple,” in addition to several other remixed versions of the song.
According to the lawsuit, Wiz Khalifa and his producers heard “Pink N Yellow” and “engaged in a scheme to defraud plaintiff out of the fruits of his copyright of the Subject song.”
Max Gregory Warren is suing Wiz Khalifa for fraud and deceit, copyright infringement, civil conspiracy and unjust enrichment.
Also named in the lawsuit is Wiz Khalifa’s publishing company PGH Sound, EMI Music Publishing, Rostrum Records, Warner Music Group and Atlantic Recording Corporation.
Warren is seeking $2,375,000 in punitive and actual damages.
Check out a copy of the lawsuit below: