Roommates, it looks like Drake might be off the hook! Apparently, Champagne Papi is no longer being sued for copyright infringement for his feature on Chris Brown’s song ‘No Guidance.’ If you recall, songwriters Brandon Cooper and Timothy Valentine filed a suit in October alleging the song copied their 2016 track, “I Love Your Dress.”
According to Hot New Hip Hop, the songwriters voluntarily dropped Drake’s name from the suit on Tuesday. It’s unclear why they dropped the rapper and if a settlement deal was reached, but Billboard reports that neither party’s attorneys immediately returned requests for comment.
‘No Guidance’ was one of the biggest songs of the summer when it was released on June 8, 2019. Hot off of Breezy’s ninth studio album, ‘Indigo,’ the bop spent 46 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and peaked at number 5 in October 2019. In addition, the song was nominated for best R&B song at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards.
Although Drake is off the hook, Chris is not. Brandon and Timothy are moving forward with the suit against Breezy and Sony Music Entertainment.
Breezy has quite a few lawsuits attached to his name. As we previously reported, the singer is also being sued for allegedly sampling Red Rat’s 1997 dancehall song “Tight Up Skirt” without permission. Greensleeves Publishing Ltd claims Chris “took the core musical feature” of the song and “used it prominently” in ‘Privacy’ without permission. Greensleeves also says that they own the exclusive music publishing rights to the song in the USA.
Chris hasn’t spoken out about the latest lawsuit but remains active on social media as he promotes his upcoming tour, ‘One Of Them Ones’ featuring Lil Baby. The two will hit the road from July- to August. Roommates, we will keep you posted on the outcome of the current lawsuits against Chris Brown!
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