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From becoming a two-time Grammy award winner to starring in a Super Bowl Commercial for Doritos, the past 12 months have quite been eventful for Lil Nas X. And now he’s run into some pretty major disputes. He was sued by music producers Brandon Lee and Glen Keith De Meritt III alongside Cardi B for copyright infringement over their hit single “Rodeo”. Nas X is now trying to get the New York Federal court to dismiss the lawsuit entirely.
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According to Brandon Lee and Glen Keith DeMeritt III, the producer originally composed the music for a song entitled, “gwenXdonlee4-142,” but later incorporated the track into another song entitled, “Broad Day,” by PuertoReefa & Sakrite Duexe. Brandon Lee claims that his song shares a similar tempo, musical elements, and chord progressions as “Rodeo” and was released before Lil Nas X and Cardi B’s version of the song.

In recently filed documents by Lil Nas X and his legal team, he reveals “Rodeo” was independently created and denies all the allegations of any wrong doings in regards to the original lawsuit.

“The work, Rodeo, was created independently from and without knowledge of the allegedly infringed work. The musical elements from ‘gwenXdonlee4-142′ supposedly used in Rodeo are neither original to Plaintiffs nor copyrightable subject matter.” “Without admitting the use of any copyrighted material allegedly owned by Plaintiffs, the conduct of which they complain was impliedly and/or expressly licensed.” The statement read.

There’s no guarantee how this will play out in court without any significant proof that the production was legitimately stolen by Lil Nas X and Cardi B from Brandon Lee.

Check out the Don Lee and Glen Keith DeMeritt III produced “Broad Day” in the video below as well as Lil Nas X and Nas’ “Rodeo” in the video provided below and let us know what you think.

Lil Nas X feat Nas – Rodeo:

 

Broad Day – PuertoReefa & Sakrite Duexe:

By: Muyiwa Aguda

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