Jamie Foxx, 2 Chainz & DJ Mustard Sued Over New Single
Looks like Jamie Foxx’s return to the music world may have had a false start, as a record label has reportedly files papers against him and his collaborators 2 Chainz and DJ Mustard over the new single ‘Party Ain’t A Party‘.
Nontra Records is claiming that the three created a track that is near-identical to a track by J Rand of the same name….according to them, Mustard already sent the production to J Rand’s former company Poe Boy Music Group, thus already giving them the rights to the record. Nontra Records has since bought out J Rand’s contract, and now say they own the record as a result (they also claim to have paid for the mixing and mastering of the original track).
Judgement requested? “…at least $150,000 for the copyright infringement and…a claim of contributory copyright infringement against Fox for widely distributing the work.”
DJ Mustard has already responded to the allegations through his representation:
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.
As far as the two records, you can check them out below….both songs are identical in production and lyrics, the only difference being the singers (Foxx and Rand) and features (IAMSU! is on Rand’s version instead of 2 Chainz). Given that, we don’t think that’s the issue…it will come down to if Rand and whoever he’s signed to had the rights to keep and distribute the song as his own.