Kendrick Lamar Facing $1 Million Lawsuit Regarding "Section.80" Song "Rigamortis"

posted September 03, 2014 06:30:00 PM CDT | 46 comments

Kendrick Lamar Facing $1 Million Lawsuit Regarding "Section.80" Song "Rigamortis"

Willie Jones III claims that Kendrick Lamar unlawfully used his "The Thorn" song to create "Rigamortis."

Kendrick Lamar is facing a lawsuit for more than $1 million from Willie Jones III and Eric Reed over the TDE rapper’s “Rigamortis” song, according to TMZ

In their lawsuit, Eric Reed and Willie Jones III claim that the 2011 selection from the TDE rapper’s Section.80 project unlawfully used their 2010 song “The Thorn.”

Reed and Jones III say that the Compton, California rapper never paid them for using the song and did not give them credit. 

The pair is seeking more than $1 million, as well as all profits and rights to “Rigamortis.”

Willie Jones III’s “The Thorn” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Rigamortis” are as follows:

Complex's coverage of the lawsuit is as follows:

 

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