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    February 08, 2011

    This Pissed Me Off!!!

    There is a lawsuit that was filed on 2-02-2011 against Trey and others because
    Milton James aka “Tony Scales”

    Name was not listed as one of the producers to the music of the track that was allegedly recorded in his basement…
    Because Trey and Atlantic records supposedly ignored the “cease-and-desist” letters, not only are they suing Trey, but they are suing Atlantic, as well as Kodak (for using the music on a commercial) for something like $18 million dollars….

    As I said, this pissed me off…I feel as though this is just a “get rich quick” type of thing… I cannot stand when people do that…

    Not trying to throw any shade, but how come NICKI MINAJ was not mentioned on this claim as well? #JustSaying

    I pray the TREY gets out of this… the money that he makes from his fans and all other work he does, is NOT for some people that want to “get rich quick”. Work for what you want…just like Trey does.

    I have a feeling they will not get over on him… I hope they don’t…
    && for the future, I hope he is smarter with the people he decides to make business choices with..

    You CANT trust everybody….

    #TEAMTREY!!!

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HIs-LastTime's picture
on Feb 8, 2011 - 10:57AM

This Pissed Me Off!!!

There is a lawsuit that was filed on 2-02-2011 against Trey and others because
Milton James aka “Tony Scales”

Name was not listed as one of the producers to the music of the track that was allegedly recorded in his basement…
Because Trey and Atlantic records supposedly ignored the “cease-and-desist” letters, not only are they suing Trey, but they are suing Atlantic, as well as Kodak (for using the music on a commercial) for something like $18 million dollars….

As I said, this pissed me off…I feel as though this is just a “get rich quick” type of thing… I cannot stand when people do that…

Not trying to throw any shade, but how come NICKI MINAJ was not mentioned on this claim as well? #JustSaying

I pray the TREY gets out of this… the money that he makes from his fans and all other work he does, is NOT for some people that want to “get rich quick”. Work for what you want…just like Trey does.

I have a feeling they will not get over on him… I hope they don’t…
&& for the future, I hope he is smarter with the people he decides to make business choices with..

You CANT trust everybody….

#TEAMTREY!!!

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Luvly_Ldy's picture

wooow Tony you want $18mil becuz someone didn't mention your name...come on omg..ok now we know ur name so what...we hardly look at the credits anyway...if you have gotten paid for his part in creating the song then he should be satified i understand u wanting ur name but come on Trey is a hitmaker hed make u a continue income being fore him rather than against...dang do u kno how long its takes him to make 18million and u wanna make it in a day...#getoutta her wilth that

Mz.Songz_202's picture

This is some bull! People always trying to sue someone for anything and everything they can think of... I know Trey has lawyers to fight this bogus lawsuit. We just need to keep him lifted in prayer. This is what his Angels are for to pray over and protect him....

Rolanda4's picture

Wow.. It's like they say "More money.. More problems" All we can do is pray over the situation.

ladyt1980's picture

ppl r now starting 2 c wat alot of us have seen n trey 4 a long time & now they want a peice of him. #bottumsup has bcum a hit now ppl want sum of it. all ppl r seein r $ signs. whoeva this guy is wont get away w/ it cus god is always n control. god doesnt like it whn u mess w/ his chosen ppl & tremaine is def 1 that god has chosen.

Da Shy Scorpio's picture

ikr. how do we know 4 a fact that this dude even helped produce the song??? he could be lying and trying 2 get sum $. idk. but i hope they clear things up soon

IAmMzFotographik's picture

Man what is society coming too especially our society at this point in time. Always trying to still each others spotlight one they see that you are achieving they will find every way possible top tear you down. I like to call this society Haterville. It will never stop until they see you perish.

Trey I'm Praying For you
Love always

JesusIsMySavior's picture

Anne B

I agree the information in the document was suspect.

Anne B's picture

i read the claim and it kinda made me laugh i dunno reading other claims this one looks like something i would draft and i'm still finishing my degree.
i really think even if this goes to court trey should be fine and able to argue his case
they dont even really include the crease and desist in this
ppl are money hungry

Kyla_Kylie's picture

I heard about this on the radio a couple of days ago, and I was pissed Off!! So i google it on my phone to see if it was true, and sadly it was all over the internet. I was soo Mad

Anne B's picture

oh and further reading they claim they have a contract of some sort for 50% of the royalties basically yet they would sue for breach of contract rather then wat they are suing for

Anne B's picture

This just seems really really stupid the court will take into account the mitigating factors about the promptness of the claim being brought if it is anything like common law in england
also from reading the court documents as soon as they referred to bottoms up as a monster track I couldn't take it seriously
there also seems to be alot of waffle that is unneeded
what's more this is trey 4th album i doubt that they would make a mistake like this
it seems that its for publicity and is not a justified claim, and he's trying to catch all parties in some sort of umbrella
i really pray trey gets thur this
they should not direct the claim at the royalties trey or kodak may of made over this
rather they should take a claim against the producer that misled trey team if this is the case
i cant lie i kinda got bored of reading the court document but yea
it does not seem like they have a reason to sue kodak wat is there claim because they didnt research who actually produce the claim
it seems a very far off claim

TREYZONELOVE_2's picture

I agree with everyone about the money $18 million is a helluva lot of money! And he probably wasnt too much concerned until he saw how well bottoms up did!

As far as Trey being shady I highly doubt that and I say that because Trey is a business man who doesnt like the drama or bullshit! He is about making that doe and taking care of his family at the same time especially his mumma! And if he fucks up his flow in any way then it fucks with taking care of his mumma and we all know he dont want nothing messing anything up with his mumma!

At the most like previously stated it must have been sum kind of miss communication! I felt the same way! Why wait til now to sue?

These guys are full of it and like previously stated they just wanna throw salt in his game period because Trey is doing so well and he rarely has any trouble or drama!

Ive been praying for Tremaine and his camp and whats done in the dark ALWAYS comes to the light! POINT BLANK PERIOD!

JesusIsMySavior's picture

This is suppose to be the actual court documents.

http://bestylistik.com/wp-content/uploads/Trey-Songz-sued-court-doc.pdf

JesusIsMySavior's picture

I would like to know the same thing. Did they get a signature request or something?

HIs-LastTime's picture

@JIMS, the one report states that they sent several cease and desist letters and no response,
so what was taking so long for them to take further actions....

@iamSHEA - from my understanding is the beat was made in the guys studio ... I dont think Trey recorded it there.. but as I was saying they are suing KODAK too, just for using the song... so I believe he is just upset he wasnt mentioned at all...

JesusIsMySavior's picture

Right after someone ignores your cease and desist letter you should be suing early on.

JesusIsMySavior's picture

His Last Time

I agree I don't think he would have a problem acknowledging a person the contributed to a track. Now if Kane knew about the another producer he should have added his name.

babidollface1's picture

i heard they were sueing nikki and kodak

curleyfries2002's picture

Bottoms up has been out forever.. y did he wait til now.. to wanna GET BIG... ugh annoying.. but nevertheless.. i hope Trey and his Team.. fix this... and i agree i hope he chooses better ppl when doing business.

@iamSHEA's picture

People sue artists all of the time. Hopefully everything will play out fine and they can get all of it settled without actually going to court. Nicki's name was probably left out because Trey may have recorded in their studio but Nicki may have done so somewhere else. That's how a lot of collabs go. Regardless, praying for the best! That's a lot of money to be playing with.

JordanJelise's picture

smh I have nothing to say about this...it's sad....All I can say is i'm praying that he gets through this and this doesn't bring him down.... people are so shady....

Introducingme_B's picture

Greed, no doubt about it! If there were a song and I had part in the making process and didn't get my cut, I'm definitely waiting till the song blows up, then I'm gonna show up and recover mines, when it will be most profitable. SMH! Where are my morals. But maybe this isnt whats going on but if it is....(sigh)

SongzBabyy's picture

This bullshxt better not be true!! Wtf so your gonna cry bcuz you were on the list of producers? Really you should be happy that you were even in Trey's presence. Go sit down CLOWN!!

lisaleigh30's picture

The love of money is the root to all evil. He is a star it wouldn't be right, if he didn't get sued over something.

HIs-LastTime's picture

I only read ONE report since I am at work,
I havent gotten to look at other sources, BUT...
the one I read only says that it was recorded in
some basement.. , but Kane Beatz is the only
one mentioned.. I believe that Mr.Kane has a lot
of explaining to do.. AND he should be held
responsible if he shopped the beat around not giving
the whole story...

I feel like he is the one that was being SHADY.. he
could have very well presented the beat like it was his
own...

I dont think Trey or his camp has a problem mentioning
anyone that helps him to be successful...

I understand the guy might feel upset but he needs to direct
his anger in the right direction. 18 million dollars is an
outlandish amount for one song...

I wish Trey would speak...

Ariel @COOGIdown's picture

greed.... its the simple answer to the why's. they saw how much $$$ became of the song & wanted a cut of what they think is "theirs."

they're wrong for this. i pray everything works well in Trey's teams' behalf.

JesusIsMySavior's picture

Did the man really help create that beat? Because from my understanding Milton actually created that beat but because of the contract he was in anything created within that company was their property.

HIs-LastTime's picture

I feel as though they could have sued a long time ago...
Bottoms up was Leaked (intentionally) in July 2010 ...
PPP dropped in September of 2010 ... LONG before the KODAK
commercial and everything...

its now SEVEN months after the initial leak, and ALL of the SUDDEN...
this man remembers that he had a hand in creating the beat?

NO, thats wrong... he should have reported it way back when... I feel
as though they see how much royalty the song has, so they want parts

THAT IS SO WRONG...

Introducingme_B's picture

Oh yeah and of course we know most situations like this aren't intentional, but ignorance doesn't hold up very well in court. I wanna learn more on the story though, I'm certain there is more to it.

Introducingme_B's picture

Wow, that's crazy. I hope 18 million is an overestimate lol. That's way much for just failing to recognize someone, but i believe the determining factor for those numbers will be based on the amount of money the song brought in, so maybe its not a stretch...(Shrugs). And if you think about it, in this business recognition and having a "name" means EVERYTHING! I pray things work out though, this is my first time hearing about this.

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