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Justin Bieber & Usher SUED For $10 Million Over Song Stealing Accusation!

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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.”

Oh snap!

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!

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7 comments to “Justin Bieber & Usher SUED For $10 Million Over Song Stealing Accusation!”

  1. MichJB says – reply to this


    How can that be possible? Isn't the Beaver writing two or three block-buster songs everyday? Why would he need to steal from someone that obviously doesn't have nearly the talent of this superstar songwriter?

  2. 2

    I hope they sue these two douche bags for everything they have. Two bad that will not get rid of this POS.

  3. CelebrityNut.webs.com says – reply to this


    Re: MichJB – Usher does the stealing thing all the time! I'm NOT surprised.

  4. Bob Smith says – reply to this


    Re: MichJB – Please tell me your being sarcastic

  5. ONIT says – reply to this


    Usher did record Somebody to Love before Bieber. The track leaked before the release of the Raymond v. Raymond album. That part is true and it's no secret at all. But released Somebody to Love is supposedly written by Justin Bieber, Heather Bright, The Stereotypes and produced by The Stereotypes/Benny Blanco. Those people should be sued if true. I don't see Usher in this.

  6. ONIT says – reply to this


    Re: Bob Smith – Belieber believe anything! ;)

  7. Austin says – reply to this


    well I think I found the song, and I'm pretty sure these guys just want money because the two songs, it sounds nothing alike… Bieber works with Usher… Usher did the demo probably with some insight for/with Bieber, and then Bieber was just the one whom the song was released under…