(GEMS RADIO)- Producer JuJu Beatz filed the lawsuit on Friday, claiming DaBaby copied his song’s beats. He added DaBaby, Roddy, Sethinthekitchen, Caroline Diaz, and the Rockstar song’s producer as co-defendants. JuJu also named the publishing corporation Interscope, Universal Music Group, and Project Dreams Entertainment.
“Selena” to “Rockstar”
When JuJu Beatz gave the song’s beat to DaBaby in 2019, the following year, they released a single and excluded him from the writing process. They used Selena to produce the song “Rockstar,” according to the lawsuit.
They lawyer said, “It is regrettable that these kinds of things happen every day in the music business.” The unequal power and financial distribution in the industry silence the people who deserve the money. The attorney said, “It is too simple for the labels and producers to take out the ones that matter the most.” It is depressing because the industry generates enough revenue to alter everyone’s lives, but much of it goes to a select few.
“Rockstar’s” Performance in the Market
In 2020, “Rockstar” spent seven weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It become DaBaby and Roddy’s second No. 1 single. It was a hit worldwide, spending eight weeks at the top of the Irish chart and six weeks at No. 1 in Australia and the UK. The song received five platinum certifications from RIAA and received three Grammy nominations. It, however, didn’t take home any awards.
The North Carolina rapper has had a challenging year, with low album sales and a low event attendance rate. Compared to 2020’s Blame It On Baby, Baby On Baby 2’s first-week sales barely cracked the Top 20 on the Billboard 200.