The single “28 Bars,” gets Yo Gotti into a lawsuit
Yo Gotti’s 2010 hit single “28 Bars,” causes the rapper to get hit with a lawsuit.
The lawsuit is for allegedly stealing the beat. Yo Gotti isn’t the only one with a lawsuit another rapper found himself in a similar situation. Earlier this year, 50 Cent managed to fend off a copyright infringement lawsuit over his track “I Get Money.”
Eric Dion Flemming sued against Gotti and his manager Brandon Cottrell for using one of his beats and failing to compensate him for his work. The plaintiff indicates that the track was originally sent to Starlito, an artist signed to Yo Gotti’s Inevitable Entertainment, who then passed it along to Gotti.
Flemming emailed Gotti about the song and that the rapper didn’t deny the infringement when he responded, Flemming also names director Jordan Tower for shooting a video for the song.
Since 2010 the song has been available for purchase through iTunes, Amazon and other retailers. We’ll keep you updated on this case so stay tuned to HipHopRX.