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Did anyone know Cirque du Soleil even made music?! Well, Justin Timberlake sure does!
On Thursday, the popular circus sued the soulful singer for copyright infringement, claiming a track off the artist's 20/20 album sampled one of their songs without permission!
We're a little confused as to why this complaint is just getting filed now, since that album dropped back in 2013, but we digress.
The Canadian company took their grievance to New York federal court, saying in the legal papers that JT's number Don't Hold the Wall sampled their tune Steel Dream, from their 1997 album QUIDAM.
Yes, album! Cirque du Soleil's actually released a BUNCH of records over the years, believe it or not!
Ch-ch-check out the two songs (below) and let us know in the comments if U think the circus is just trying to make a quick buck, or if this is a classic case of copyright!
New Music From Aaliyah! Yep, You Read That Right — Hear Timbaland's Previously Unreleased Collab HERE!
It really happened!
However, the 43-year-old music producer just dropped his new mixtape King Stays King on Sunday and one of the songs actually features the goddess herself!
In the previously unreleased track Shakin, Aaliyah can be heard singing the verses to Tim's hook and chorus, and it's just heavenly.
It's such an incredible feeling to hear her voice on something new again!
Ch-ch-check out Shakin, featuring Timbaland and Aaliyah (below)!!!
Jay Z Is Big Pimpin' Once Again As Judge Tosses Out Copyright Infringement Case Brought Against Him — Get Details On The Ruling!
Hova is safe for now!
U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder just dismissed a copyright infringement case that was brought against rapper Jay Z after a weeklong case.
The nephew of Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi brought a lawsuit against the 45-year-old rapper as well as Timbaland because he used part of Hamdi's song Khosara Khosara in Big Pimpin'.
Snyder dismissed the case after Timbaland testified and said he believed they had the rights to use the Egyptian song. The judge ultimately ruled that the heir didn't have the authority to sue Jay Z over the song.
However, after the ruling came down, Pete Ross, the lawyer for the heir of Egyptian composer, said they will appeal the ruling and that he thought the judge's ruling was "completely wrong."
Though neither Jay nor Timbaland appeared in court, their attorneys were both obviously pleased with the outcome of the case.
There may still be another chapter in this story with the appeal, but based on this ruling, we wouldn't be surprised if it fell flat!
[Image via Karl Piper/WENN.]
Hear it here first!
Zendaya dropped a new single called Close Up on an XM radio station in Dubai on Monday morning!
Ch-ch-check out a snippet of the new song (below)!!!
Could it be true?!
If Timbaland is to be believed, new music from Aaliyah might be on the way — and while the singer left us far too soon, there might be some new songs for us to enjoy and reminisce about her life!
Posting on Instagram late Sunday, the producer put up two pics of Aaliyah, including the one (above) that had the caption:
Timbaland Addresses Transphobic Comments About Caitlyn Jenner, Blames Everybody But Himself For His Insensitive Post!
Maybe it's time to log off social media for a couple hours?
This time, the 43-year-old has taken to tweeting his own defense to the fallout, and, um, he's still doing some things wrong.
His tweet stream:
If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!
Instead of respecting her wishes, he posted an image basically saying he's still going to refer to Caitlyn as Bruce.
The only thing different between the music producer and the former Nickelodeon star is that Timbaland did NOT delete his Facebook post at all and left the hurtful image up for the world to see.
He posted on Monday afternoon: