Mac Miller and Lord Finesse Address Lawsuit via Twitter


Adelle Platon | July 11, 2012 - 8:12 pm

After Lord Finesse dropped a 10 milli lawsuit on Mac Miller for using his “Hip 2 Da Game” beat for “Kool Aid and Frozen Pizza,” the Pittsburgh MC tweeted his thoughts on the sticky situation.

“I’m supposed to be on hush but lemme speak on this real quick,” he posted.
“1. I made that record and video as nothing more than an 18 year old kid who wanted to rhyme and pay homage, no other intentions.
2. Finesse and I spoke on the phone for an hour after he heard the record and cleared the air. We even planned to work on music together.
3. All I wanted to do is shed light on a generation that inspired me.
4. When I heard there was a problem, I reached out to him to try and solve it. No response.
5. Finesse never cleared the Oscar Peterson sample on the original record. I did nothing wrong. We spoke on the phone had a good conversation, he was cool with the record. It’s all love tho. I ain’t even mad at dude. He still a legend.”

Keeping it classy, Mac ended his piece with “Lord Finesse, thank you for what u did for hip hop. Thank you for bringing my favorite rapper into the game. I should just drop some new music.”

The DITC leader hopped on his Twitter handle to address the ordeal in enumerated form as well.
“1. I appreciate Mac’s kind words but his people did not handle his business correctly,
2. Basics – Mixtapes are one thing, but you can’t take someone’s else’s entire song, shoot a music video and call it your own,” he wrote.
3. Mac’s on the top of his game right now. I wish him the best in Europe and I hope to hear from him besides on Twitter.”

Check out both versions of the track below: