Nearly two years after the single was released, Megan Thee Stallion and Big Sean are being sued for their collaboration Go Crazy.
Megan, Sean, Universal Music, and 1501 Certified Entertainment are the subjects of a lawsuit filed by artists Duawn Payne and Harrell James for copyright infringement, according to Radar Online. The plaintiff is seeking unspecified damages.
Meg Thee Stallion and Big Sean, also known as H Matic and Go Hard Major, allegedly ripped off their original song, Krazy, which they released on the ReverbNation platform in 2012. Sean, a native of the Midwestern city, must have seen the track being played around the city in various clubs, and copied the track for Go Crazy.
The sale of tens of thousands of physical copies of CDs featuring the Copyrighted Work on the streets of West Detroit and the parking lots of hip hop clubs in West Detroit frequented by [Big Sean] provide further access to the Copyrighted Work to Defendants, according to the H Matic and Go Hard Majors lawsuit.
Payne and James allege that Megan Thee Stallion ripped off their piece and created an identical chorus that resembles the lyrical delivery of the tracks.
The Copyrighted Work is a unique form of authorship and is unique as a result of its catchy chorusor hook, according to the lawsuit.
Go Crazy, which also features 2 Chainz and appears on Megan Thee Stallions Good News, has sold 100,500 copies in its first week, and eventually was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
In March 2022, Payne and James issued a cease and desist order to Megan Thee Stallion and Big Sean. However, Meg and Big Sean have claimed to have ignored them with willful and reckless disregard for their lawsuit.
Did the musicians infringe on the duos' copyright? Listen to both songs below and decide for yourself.