Megan Thee Stallion and Big Sean have been sued for copyright infringement over their song “Go Crazy, ” Rolling Stone reports and court documents viewed by Pitchfork confirm. Detroit artists Duawn “Go Hard Major” Payne and Harrell “H Matic” James claim that the song from Megan’s 2020 album Good News infringes on their 2012 song “Krazy” (which currently appears on ReverbNation under the title “Go Crazy”).
The lawsuit claims that the title, chorus, wording, timing, melodic sequence, harmonic sequence, tonal sequence, use of reverb, and use of cadence in the Megan and Big Sean song are all “nearly identical” to the 2012 song. The lawsuit argues that their song is “so strikingly similar to the Copyrighted Work as to preclude the possibility of independent creation” and that Big Sean frequented Detroit clubs and bars where the song was performed by Payne and James. They also claim that the song was ranked No. 1 on ReverbNation’s Detroit chart in 2015.
Also listed in the lawsuit are 300 Entertainment, Universal Music Publishing, and 1501 Certified Entertainment. Megan and 1501 are currently in a legal battle over whether or not Something for Thee Hotties counts as an album under the terms of her contract.
2 Chainz, who appears on the song, is not mentioned in the lawsuit. Payne and James are seeking all profits from the song, plus damages and to stop all future infringement. Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Megan Thee Stallion and Big Sean.
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