News: Jay-Z & Mary J. Blige Sued, Allegedly Stole Hit Single
Tuesday, Dec 23, 2008 10:01AM
Longtime collaborators Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige are being sued for allegedly stealing music from two up-and-coming New Jersey musicians.
According to TMZ Jermaine Jumpp and Michael C. Adams have filed a federal lawsuit against the multi-platinum selling duo claiming they personally handed a "compact disk" to producer Rodney Darkchild Jenkin's office back in 2001 labeled "On My Grind."
Despite not hearing back from the hitmaker, four years later, they say the track appeared on Blige's album The Breakthrough as "Enough Cryin'," which was produced by Darkchild.
While no amount in damages has been specified, the duo are likely to request millions as Blige's album went on to become multi-platinum. For his part, Jay-Z didn't appear on the track vocally, but he is credited as co-writer on the song.
No trial date has been announced as of today (December 23).