Lil Nas X Faces $25 Million Lawsuit For Copyright Infringement

July 26, 2019
Lil Nas X is being sued.

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Lil Nas X is in the midst of some legal trouble.

The "Old Town Road" rapper is being sued, along with his producer, for $25 million in damages according to court documents accquired by Entertainment Weekly.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, The Music Force alleged that Nas X broke copy right laws by failing to secure the proper permissions for his song "Carry On", Entertainment Weekly reports.

The song was released back in 1982 and the official music video was pulled from YouTube, according to Vulture.

The Music Force claims that Nas X sampled the original song by Bobby Caldwell, which was copyrighted in 1983, with motivations fueled by "greed and malicious intent.”

Sony has also been roped into the suit.

The Music Force alleges that music label "knew or should have known ... to make sure all elements of 'Carry On' had been cleared." after it accquired Nas X's music earlier this year, according to MSN.

Lil Nas X was not signed to Sony at the time he released "Carry On", Vulture reports.

Representatives for Sony and Lil Nas X  have not yet responded to a request for comment.

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