Nearly two years after the single was released, Megan Thee Stallion and Big Sean have been sued for their collaboration Go Crazy.
Megan, Sean, Universal Music, and 1501 Certified Entertainment are the subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by artists Duawn Payne and Harrell James. The plaintiff is seeking unspecified damages.
Meg Thee Stallion and Big Sean, better known as H Matic and Go Hard Major, have claimed that their original song, Krazy, was ripped off by the Detroit duo in 2012. They claim that Sean, a native of the Midwestern city, must have heard it 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 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, as well as the H Matic and Go Hard Majors lawsuit.
Megan Thee Stallion, according to Payne and James, ripped off their vocal piece and composed an identical chorus that mimics the lyrical delivery of the tracks.
The Copyrighted Work is a unique form of authorship and is unique because to its catchy chorusor hook, according to the lawsuit.
Go Crazy, a song by the duo that includes 2 Chainz and appears on Megan Thee Stallions Good News, sold 100,500 copies in its first week, and eventually became a certified Platinum song 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, according to the two artists, have allegedly ignored them with willful and reckless disregard for their case.
Did the musicians violate the duo's copyright? Listen to both songs below and make an educated decision.