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Chris Brown Sued For US$1.5 Million Over Sample Of Red Rat’s Hit Dancehall Song

Chris used a vocal interpolation of Red Rat’s hit song in the 2017 mega-hit Privacy.

Chris Brown is being sued for US$1.5 million after he allegedly infringed on the copyright of Tight Up Skirt — a song recorded in 1997 by veteran Dancehall artist Red Hat.

Chris used a vocal interpolation of Red Rat’s hit song in the 2017 mega-hit Privacy.

According to a court document obtained by DancehallMag, the lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by UK-based Greensleeves Publishing Ltd against Brown and his Manhattan-based record label Sony Music Entertainment.

Chris Brown and Sony Music Entertainment’s “exploitation of Tight Up Skirt has occurred without authorisation or permission and constitutes an infringement of the copyright in the musical composition.” – Greensleeves stated.

Greensleeves is being represented by Attorney Daniel J. Aaron, and they are seeking “an amount in excess of” US $1,500,000 in actual damages plus interest.

 

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