Rap veteran Lord Finesse has no plans of falling back on his $10,000,000 lawsuit directed at Mac Miller over the unauthorized sampling of his 1995 “Hip 2 Da Game” classic and questioned the Pittsburgh emcee’s reliance on speaking publicly.
Finesse called out Mac Wednesday (July 11) for publicly revealing their behind-the-scenes conversation regarding his suit.
“Wow.. Mac. We spoke trying to resolve the situation. Next thing you back on Twitter.. wow..,” he tweeted July 11th. (Lord Finesse’s Twitter)
His reaction stemmed from Miller taking to Twitter after their phone conversation.
“I just talked to Lord Finesse. He’s still suing me.,” he tweeted two hours prior to LF’s remark.
“To my fans, don’t be disrespectful. Finesse is a legend. If you have a problem with his actions be intelligent about it and be respectful.” (Mac Miller’s Twitter)
The rap legend also issued a statement based on the legal dispute.
“Permission was never given. A lot of money was made on my song,” he continued. “At the end of the day, I only stepped to these people for proper credit and compensation. I have done a lot of great things in hip hop and I never wanted a lawsuit. Never. I made every attempt to resolve this. But, when I reached out to these people their attitude was I should be grateful Mac was using my music to sell out concerts because it keeps me relevant. How does it keep me relevant if I’m not being credited or compensated? You’ve heard Mac, you’ve heard a portion of it from me. The truth will come out in court.” (Statement)
Reports of the pricey lawsuit surfaced online this week.
Rapper Lord Finesse says in a $10 million lawsuit that 20-year-old rap star Mac Miller ripped off his 1995 hit “Hip 2 Da Game” to launch his music career. “This is a case about a teenage rapper- Mac Miller- copying the music from a song written, produced and performed by Lord Finesse, a hip hop legend, changing the title and then distributing it under his own name in order to launch his music career,” the complaint states. “In 2010, Mac Miller recorded himself rapping over Finesse’s music and renamed the song ‘Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza’ (‘The Kool Aid Song’),” according to the complaint. Miller signed with Rostrum in July 2010 and released a mix tape called “K.I.D.S.: Kickin’ Incredibly Dope Sh*t,” which contained “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza.” (Court House News)
Check out the “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza” music video below:
Now check out the “Hip 2 Da Game” music video.