The musician by the name Lazar Lakic claims he purchased “exclusive rights” to the instrumental in 2014 from producer Tony Fadd. The beat, then titled “Hello,” was later used for Fetty’s breakout single in April 2014. Lakic says Fadd attempted to buy the beat back from him just before the track took off on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 2015. As we all know, the single went 4x platinum with its video gaining over 400 million views. Lakic is now demanding royalties from the single and also wants all copies of “Trap Queen” to be destroyed. Fetty’s team responded to the suit, stating the rapper bought the track from Fadd legally. In other words, it’s not his problem.
Meanwhile, Fetty’s fans are playing a game of Columbo with DJ duo The Chainsmokers. The rapper’s hive believes the group’s pop hit, “Closer” is a rip off of Fetty’s “679.” Genius fused the songs together last week, which shows the tracks have a similar cadence.
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