Justin Bieber’s got more problems than just a few fans!
And he might have Usher to thank for this new dramz!
Both musical magicians are being sued over allegedly stealing the song Somebody to Love from fellow musician De Rico.
De Rico and his writing partner, Mareio Overton, claim they were granted the copyright to the song for De Rico’s 2008 album My Story II.
The lawsuit has stated they then took the song around to major labels and artists, like Usher. It also reports:
“Without any authority or consent. [Manager Jonetta Patton] and Usher conspired with songwriters and producers…to directly copy Plaintiffs' song Somebody to Love, intending to appropriate Plaintiffs' intellectual property as their own.”
So the story claims Usher recorded the song as a demo for his Raymond v. Raymond album before the Biebs got his hands on it which eventually ended with Usher recording a remix of the song in 2010.
Now, De Rico and Mareio are seeking at least $10 million in damages for alleged copyright infringement, contributory infringement and vicarious infringement. They also want a permanent injunction preventing Justin, Usher and the other defendants from laying any further claim to the song's copyright.
Sounds like this guy doesn’t know what he’s getting into with the Beliebers!
Hopefully they give him a break if he actually DOES own the copyright to the song!
[Image via WENN.]
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