Rapper Sues Wiz Khalifa Over 'Black and Yellow' Song
Pittsburgh rapper, Max Warren, is suing Wiz Khalifa for $2.3 million over allegations that he stole his hit, "Black and Yellow."
Max Warren performs under the stage name Maxamillion. He says Khalifa's Hot 100 No. 1 "Black and Yellow" was lifted from his own song "Pink N Yellow."
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Warren says he copyrighted "Pink N Yellow" in 2008 and Khalifa copyrighted "Black and Yellow" in 2011.
The copyright infringement lawsuit was filed in federal court in Philadelphia and seeks at least $2.3 million in damages. It names Khalifa, whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz, two other songwriters and several record companies and music publishers, including PGH Sound, EMI Music Publishing, Rostrum Records, Warner Music Group and Atlantic Recording Corporation, according to AllHipHop.com.
Warren's lawyer declined to comment Thursday. A spokesman for Khalifa at Atlantic Records didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.