Jamie Foxx & 2 Chainz

Seems like everyone is getting into legal trouble for their music as of late…

Not even a full week after Jamie Foxx released his first new song in four years, the Oscar winning actor and musician is being pulled right into court of its release. YIKES!

The lawsuit filed by Nontra Records on Thursday against Foxx, DJ Mustard and 2 Chainz over “Party Ain’t a Party,” is a rather uncommon copyright lawsuit that focuses on the claim that an instrumental was first given to another artist named, J Rand.

And, according to the complaint, DJ Mustard sent the instrumental to Poe Boy Music Group [J Rand’s then-record-company] to serve as underlying material for a release. The artist then recorded the work on his own project and Poe Boy Music Group then “possessed sole ownership in the copyright of the sound recording.”

Nontra claims that the “only discernible difference” between the two recordings is that 2 Chainz is on the other track.

The plaintiff demands at least $150,000 from the defendants for copyright infringement. The lawsuit also alleges contributory copyright infringement against Fox for reportedly distributing the work. SMH

“DJ Mustard did not grant any rights to a third party to exploit the recording, ‘Party Ain’t A Party,’ and, accordingly, this claim against DJ Mustard has absolutely no merit,” said a legal representative for DJ Mustard in a statement.

Listen to both songs below:

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Source Billboard