Yo Gotti was hit with a lawsuit for allegedly stealing the beat to his 2010 track “28 Bars.”
Earlier this year, 50 Cent managed to fend off a copyright infringement lawsuit over his track “I Get Money”; now, it looks like Yo Gotti finds himself in a similar situation. AllHipHop reports that the Memphis rapper was hit with a suit earlier this week over the beat from his song “28 Bars.”
Eric Dion Flemming filed suit against Gotti and his manager Brandon Cottrell for allegedly using one of his beats for Gotti’s “28 Bars” and failing to compensate him for his work. The plaintiff indicates that he originally sent the track to Starlito, an artist signed to Yo Gotti’s Inevitable Entertainment, who then passed it along to Gotti.
Flemming says that he emailed Gotti about the song prior to filing the suit and that the rapper didn’t deny the infringement when he responded. In addition, Flemming also names director Jordan Tower for shooting a video for the song in question.
The song has been available for purchase through iTunes, Amazon and other retailers since 2010. DX will keep you updated as more information comes to light.