Nearly two years after the single was released, Megan Thee Stallion and Big Sean are being sued for their collaboration Go Crazy.
According to Radar Online, 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. The plaintiff is seeking unspecified damages.
Payne and James, also known as H Matic and Go Hard Major, claim Meg Thee Stallion and Big Sean ripped off their original song, Krazy, which they released on the ReverbNation platform in 2012. They claim that Sean, a native of the Midwestern city, must have heard it being played around the city in various clubs and copied it for Go Crazy.
The sale of tens of thousands of physical copies of CDs featuring the Copyrighted Work on West Detroit streets and the parking lots of hip hop clubs frequented by [Big Sean] provide additional access to the Defendants, according to the H Matic and Go Hard Majors lawsuit.
Megan Thee Stallion, according to Payne and James, ripped off their song and created an identical chorus that recreates the lyrical delivery of the tracks.
According to the lawsuit, the Copyrighted Work is an original work of authorship that is particularly unique as a result of its catchy chorusor hook.
Go Crazy, a song starring 2 Chainz and appeared on Megan Thee Stallions Good News, sold 100,500 copies in its first week, and was later certified Platinum by the RIAA.
In March 2022, Payne and James ordered a cease-and-desist agreement with Megan Thee Stallion and Big Sean. However, Meg and Big Sean are accused of ignoring them with willful and reckless disregard for their lawsuit.
Did the artists violate the duo's copyright? Watch both songs and decide for yourself.