Omarion Slapped With $300,000 Copyright Lawsuit for ‘Stealing’ Chris Brown’s Song
Singer Omarion has been hit with a $300,000 copyright infringement lawsuit by BMG Rights Management for allegedly stealing Chris Brown’s song.
According to The Shaderoom, Omarion is being accused of taking bits and pieces of Chris Brown’s 2014 hit song, Came To Do to produce his smash hit Post to be which ironically also features Chris Brown.
According to the JasmineBrand, Omarion, Atlantic Records, and DJ Mustard were hit with a $300K lawsuit and an injunction so he can’t illegally make money of off their song.
Apparently Chris Browns 2014 hit song, “Came To Do” was written by multiple writers and was on Chris’s album. Now what’s interesting about this is that one of those writers, Red Wine, gave half of the rights to BMG Management.
Now fast forward later that year, Omarion released a song none of us will forget, “Post To Be.” BMG Management claims his song infringes on Chris Song. To make it worse they’re saying Omarion’s track is identical to Chris’s from the best placement, intervals, pitches, and rhythmic durations.
However, reports are Chris Brown’s Came To Do was written by multiple writers and one of those writers, Red Wine, gave half of the song’s rights to BMG Management. So basically, Chris Brown doesn’t really have a say in the lawsuit. BMG Management claims that Post to Be is identical to Chris’s song in terms of its best placement, intervals, pitches, and rhythmic durations.
BMG Rights Management filed the suit against Omarion, Atlantic Records and DJ Mustard in a federal court. They are demanding an injunction against the label and Omarion from continuing to illegally profit off their work.
They also seek accounting for the his album sales and damages up to $150,000 per time they infringed on Came To Do and no less than $300k in actual damages.
Neither Omarion or Chris Brown is yet to comment on the suit.
Listen to the two songs below.
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