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Trey Songz Sued For Making Hit Song “Bottoms Up”?

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Trey Songz Featuring Nicki Minaj "Bottoms Up" Passion, Pain and Pleasure Songbook/Atlantic Records

Allhiphop.com’s Roman Wolfe reported earlier today, that R&B/Hip Hop  singer Trey Songz, is being sued for $18 million.  Wolfe reported, that according to a lawsuit filed in New York’s Southern District, on February 2nd, Songz, is being sued along with Atlantic Records, Songz’s manager Gee Robertson, photo giant Kodak, producer Kane Beatz, and others, by Washionton DC Production companies, Doc Mob Records, and IHip Hop Music.  The suite alleges that Doc Mob hired producer Milton James, aka “Tony Scales”, to produce the copy written version of Songz’s hit “Bottoms Up” featuring Nicki Minaj.

The suit claim that the song was originally made for Doc Mob Records. It states that the track’s original versions were produced by James, and producer Derrick Price,  in Price’s home studio.  At some point during the production, Kane Beatz was said to be brought on for additional production work to the track. Eventually the beat ended up in the hands of Tey Songz and Atlantic Records, for his Passion, Pain and Pleasure album, with Kane Beatz listed as the song’s only producer.  All parties listed in the lawsuit are related to Songz’s career and the development of the song “Bottoms Up”.  Kodak is included in the Doc Mob Records/IHip Hop Music lawsuit because they chose to use “Bottoms Up” in a national ad campaign featuring Songz and several other hip hop stars.  Derrick Price alleges that he sent multiple cease-and-desist letters to Atlantic Records and Trey Songz, but they was allegedly ignored.

For Reference Sake enjoy the videos below

Trey Songz Featuring Nicki Minaj

“Bottoms Up”

Passion, Pain and Pleasure

Songbook/Atlantic Records

Trey Songz’s Kodak Commercials using “Bottoms Up”