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Lil Nas X Sued for $25M for Allegedly Stealing Bobby Caldwell’s 1982 Song “Carry On”

Lil Nas X Sued for $25M for Allegedly Stealing Bobby Caldwell’s 1982 Song “Carry On”It’s mo’ money, mo’ problems for Lil Nas X! Reuters reports that the rapper’s being sued for ripping off Bobby Caldwell’s 1982 track “Carry On” to use in his own song of the same name. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, a California-based publishing company called The Music Force claims Lli Nas was “motivated by greed and malicious intent” when he used Caldwell’s song without permission. Sony, Lil Nas’ new label, is also named as a defendant in the suit even though the song does not appear on Lil Nas’ EP <i>7</i>. The Music Force alleges that Sony still should have made sure that Lil Nas’ use of Caldwell’s song had been cleared. The company is seeking $25 million, including $15 million in punitive damages, plus $10 million in compensatory damages because Lil Nas’ tune has created “confusion in the marketplace” that has destroyed the value of Caldwell’s song.https://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-lil-nas-x-idUSKCN1UK2VH?utm_campaign=trueAnthem: Trending Content