TREY SONGZ AND KODAK BEING SUED FOR $18 MIL FOR “BOTTOMS UP”Published by Justin Joseph on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 11:08 am.
AllHip-Hop.com is reporting that a Washington, D.C. based production company has filed an $18 million dollar lawsuit against Trey Songz and Kodak in regards to the rights to the singer’s hit song “Bottoms Up” featuring Nicki Minaj.
Doc Mob Records, IHip Hop Music, and Derrick Price filed the lawsuit against Songz, his label Atlantic Records, Kodak (who has been playing the song in a commercial featuring the star), his manager Gee Robertson, and the song’s producer Kane Beatz.
According to the lawsuit, which was filed February 2nd in the Southern District of New York, Doc Mob hired producer Milton James aka “Tony Scales” to produce the original, copyrighted track of the song for his company, Doc Mob Records. Allegedly, James later collaborated with Beatz, who added production to the song, of which the final product was used.
The lawsuit claims that “Bottoms Up”—featured on Trey’s latest album “Passion, Pain and Pleasure” —only listed Beatz as producer of the song. The lawsuit also states that Price sent multiple cease-and-desist letters to Atlantic Records and Trey Songz, but they were “ignored.”