Chris Brown and Drake are being accused of jacking their hit track “No Guidance” from two other artists.
In a new lawsuit — Brandon Cooper, who goes by the stage name Mr. Cooper, and Timothy Valentine — aka Drum’n Skillz — are suing CB and Drake claiming “No Guidance” ripped off their work on a track called, “I Love Your Dress.”
In the docs, (obtained by TMZ) the duo claim their song dropped 3 years before “No Guidance”.
They also note that analysis of the beat, lyrics, hook and rhythmic structure demonstrates that “No Guidance” was copied or, at the very least, principally derived from “I Love Your Dress.”
Specifically, the singer and producer claim their track has the lyrics … “She got it; she got it” repeated 16 times while CB’s and Drake’s has “You got it, girl; you got it” at least 11 times.
The singer and producer are suing for copyright infringement — seeking major damages.
While the tracks don’t sound similar to us, we certainly have seen this play out differently in court. You recall Pharrell, Robin Thicke and T.I. lost their copyright infringement suit filed by Marvin Gaye’s estate. Williams and Thicke had to pay a whopping $7.4 million to the family who alleged their song “Blurred Lines” sampled Marvin’s classic, “Got to Give It Up.”
Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Mark Ronson, Madonna and Miley Cyrus have also all been hit with copyright infringement suits in recent years.