Lil Nas X and Cardi B are facing a copyright infringement lawsuit over their “Rodeo” collaboration. An up-and-coming producer named Brandon Lee is suing the duo along with Sony Music, Columbia Records and Cardi’s ex-manager, Klenord Raphael, TMZ reported on Friday (Oct. 4).
Lee alleges that “Rodeo” copied “Broad Day” a song that features his track, his “gwenXdonlee4-142.” According to the site, Lee claims that both track are similar in sound, cord progression, drumbeat, composition and more. It’s unclear how X and Cardi would have heard the 2017 track, although Lee purportedly asserts that the song was known around Atlanta.
Lil Nas X released “Rodeo” off his 7 EP over the summer. Although not as critically or commercially successful as “Old Town Road,” the track fell just shy of the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, debuting at No. 22.
Last week, Lil Nas X announced that he was going on vacation after working for seven months straight. The Atlanta native has yet to publicly respond to the lawsuit.
Listen to both songs below.