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    February 07, 2011

    Trey Songz Faces $18M Lawsuit for Jacking 'Bottoms Up'

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    Trey Songz may have nabbed a hit with his Nicki Minaj-assisted 'Bottoms Up,' but now it's time for him to lawyer up. Washington, D.C.-based production company Doc Mob Records is joining forces with IHip Hop Music and Derrick Price for an $18 million lawsuit filed against Songz, Atlantic Records, Kodak, producer Kane Beatz and manager Gee Robertson.

    The suit, filed in New York on Feb. 2, alleges that Doc Mob hired Milton James, also known as Tony Scales, to originally produce the track under their imprint. James, who produced the track in Price's studio, later teamed up with Kane Beatz for additional production on the club banger, though Price's name was omitted from the liner notes on Songz's album 'Passion, Pleasure and Pain.'

    Doc Mob Records claims that they attempted to reconcile with Atlantic Records, sending them several cease and desist letters that were consistently ignored by the label. Kodak is also listed as a defendant on the case, with the lawsuit dragging the conglomerate's name into the fold after they used the track in its SoKodak campaign.

    'Bottoms Up' first leaked to the internet back in July 2010, with its accompanying visuals premiering the following month. The track peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was later certified double-platinum for sales upwards of two million units.

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SHUNDRA hILL's picture
on Feb 7, 2011 - 07:57PM

Trey Songz Faces $18M Lawsuit for Jacking 'Bottoms Up'

Getty Images

Trey Songz may have nabbed a hit with his Nicki Minaj-assisted 'Bottoms Up,' but now it's time for him to lawyer up. Washington, D.C.-based production company Doc Mob Records is joining forces with IHip Hop Music and Derrick Price for an $18 million lawsuit filed against Songz, Atlantic Records, Kodak, producer Kane Beatz and manager Gee Robertson.

The suit, filed in New York on Feb. 2, alleges that Doc Mob hired Milton James, also known as Tony Scales, to originally produce the track under their imprint. James, who produced the track in Price's studio, later teamed up with Kane Beatz for additional production on the club banger, though Price's name was omitted from the liner notes on Songz's album 'Passion, Pleasure and Pain.'

Doc Mob Records claims that they attempted to reconcile with Atlantic Records, sending them several cease and desist letters that were consistently ignored by the label. Kodak is also listed as a defendant on the case, with the lawsuit dragging the conglomerate's name into the fold after they used the track in its SoKodak campaign.

'Bottoms Up' first leaked to the internet back in July 2010, with its accompanying visuals premiering the following month. The track peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was later certified double-platinum for sales upwards of two million units.

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taylovestremaine.'s picture

WTH!!! im running hot right now iv'e seen this twice today and i agree w/ @MissKehinde why do this b.s. now..? I just hope and pray that everything will be okay. And just leave that in god's hands.!

JesusIsMySavior's picture

Dude claims he sent numerous cease and desist documents.

MissKehinde's picture

This is so ridiculous! I read that this morning! Why now? Why not back in the September when the CD came out, and he realized his name wasn't listed. He waited until the song got big, and was used to endorse a major product, before he decided to go public with a lawsuit. I hope the judge throws this case out...

ANGEL_KIAH84's picture

Like the good book says:"No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me," declares the LORD. Isaiah 54:17

ros's picture

ARE U SERIOUS?????? THEY REALLY DOING THE MOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DAM STOP HATING AND START PARTICIPATING

WhitneyDesiree''s picture

Ahh man.....WTH????...Somebody always messing with Trey!!!!

SHUNDRA hILL's picture

Let Trey see how his Angels really get down for him...LEGGO

TEETIMME's picture

@Michelle..EXACTLY my thoughts! See a brother doing positive things & wanna try to bring him down...dont worry Tremaine, pray about it! God got ya back, dont worry!

JesusIsMySavior's picture

Saw this earlier today. This is messed up, but Trey will be fine. Sounds type bogus to me.

shrtyslim02's picture

omg is this true

SHUNDRA hILL's picture

I want a piece of him too but in the sexroom...lol

hpcmichelle@msn.com's picture

You see how every body wants a piece of Trey :(

SHUNDRA hILL's picture

Everytime a young black male is successful and on top of his game there is someone that's there to try and bring him down. Keep your head held high and shake them HATERS off

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