Looks like Pharrell Williams isn’t going down without a fight. Will.i.am sued him the other day for using “I Am” in his “I am Other” brand. So now Pharrell is counter suing saying that Will.i.am has no right to come after him since it’s just part of his stage name. It’s all pretty stupid if you ask me, just leave Skateboard P alone. Here’s what Pharrell had to say about the whole situation.
“Pharrell says Will is using the “I Am” is a Seussian way — as a playfull riff on his own name — and to hammer home his point, he quotes from Green Eggs and Ham: “Sam I am I am Sam I am Sam Sam I am”. Pharrell continues in his suit, “In contrast, the I Am Other mark means ‘I am something else,’ leaving what that ‘else’ is to the imagination of the consumer. It certainly does not mean ‘I am Will.’”
We definitely didn’t see this coming, but apparently Will.i.am is claiming that Pharrell is infringing on his “I AM” brand and has taken legal action against him. Hopefully with both of them being super-artists they can work things out. Here’s what Pharrell had to say about the situation.
“I am disappointed that Will, a fellow artist, would file a case against me. I am someone who likes to talk things out and, in fact, I attempted to do just that on many occasions. I am surprised in how this is being handled and I am confident that Will’s trademark claims will ultimately be found to be as meritless and ridiculous as I do.”
Who didn’t see this coming? At first we were surprised the girl didn’t do anything, but now she might be taking action against Miguel. Click HERE for the full story.
Sounds like 40 Glocc is pretty upset about what resulted from the fight that him and The Game had a while back and is coming after his money. Supposedly the YouTube video of the fight that went viral lost him some potential earnings and caused pain & suffering. Here’s the breakdown of what 40 Glocc is asking for. Wonder how far this case will go, if anywhere.
– $500,000 in pain and suffering
– $500,000 in emotional distress
– $750,000 in lost earnings
– $2 million for punitive damages
– $25,000 in medical expenses
– Various other stuff
Looks like Donald Trump is coming after Mac Miller for not getting permission to use his name for the track “Donald Trump”, makes sense. Seems like Trump is just trying to be a prick considering the fact that he isn’t hurting for money and doesn’t need to collect Mac Miller’s dollars for it. Tweets above show that he’s serious about this.
Not sure if you remember this but Mac Miller was sued by Lord Finesse in 2012 for using a sample of his track without permission. Lord Finesse had originally sued Mac Miller for $10 million but they ended up settling outside of court. Mac couldn’t speak on what all went down because of legal terms but here’s what he had to say about the situation…
“I’m actually legally not allowed to say anything about what happened. Other than that it’s been resolved and we didn’t go to [trial]. If that was really a problem, people would be getting sued left and right.”
Looks like we’re going to have to wait a bit longer to hear some new music from Lil’ Wayne. His album “I am Not a Human Being II” was supposed to come out December 11th but that date got pushed to some time in 2013. Not sure what the exact date is going to be but he’s been having some health and financial issues after losing a major law suit to Quincy Jones III. These issues could coincide with the album being pushed back or Weezy just needs some more time to give us his best product. Whenever the date is, can’t wait to hear what’s next.
“A U.S. jury handed Apple a sweeping victory in its legal war with Samsung Electronics, ruling that the Korean company had copied critical features of the hugely popular iPhone and iPad and awarding the U.S. company $1.05 billion in damages.”
“As for the countersuit, the jury found Apple did not violate any of Samsung’s wireless standards or feature patents.”
Seems like a lot of people are going after Mac Miller these days for sampling their songs without permission. This time we have a man by the name of Patrick Berlinquette aka “Warm Speakers” suing Mac for sampling his music on the song “The World Around You” which was on Macadellic.
In the complaint, Berlinquette says “[Miller] uses other people’s music because it’s easier, cheaper, and faster than creating his own.” Adding: “Miller seeks to capitalize on the common misconception in Copyright Law that people whose music he takes have no remedy if he gives their music away for free.”
We’ll see how this one plays out since the only real case is that he may have used the song to gain fame since the mixtape was put out for free. Hopefully Mac doesn’t get sued out of his career as he’s already facing another $10 million lawsuit.
Looks like these new rappers using old beats is finally catching up to a lot of them, especially Mac Miller. Mac released the song “Kool Aid and Frozen Pizza” for free which is originally a Lord Finesse song called “Hip 2 Da Game”. Lord Finesse is not suing Mac Miller for making money off the song, but for it helping develop his rap career. He is also suing Mac Miller because he didn’t stop releasing the song after a cease and desist order was filed. The lawsuit is for $10 Million and it sounds like things are getting pretty serious.