The lawsuit claims Keith has misrepresented authorship on tracks including "Nikes," "Ivy" and "Pink + White."
Frank Ocean filed a lawsuit on Tuesday (Feb. 20) against producer Om'Mas Keith and his Analog Genius Corporation alleging he has wrongfully claimed authorship for several songs on the musician's Billboard 200 chart-topping 2016 album Blonde.
According to Ocean's suit, after the two parties had already entered into an oral agreement, in 2014 Keith refused to sign a draft agreement over his role in producing the album, including a provision that acknowledged he did not write any of the recorded compositions. He even allegedly refused to sign an acknowledgment that he had not written a recorded cover of The Isley Brothers' "(At Your Best) You Are Love."
The oral agreement was meant to replicate a deal that Ocean and Keith had signed in or around 2012 for production work on 14 tracks from Ocean's Channel Orange album, according to the lawsuit.