Published Jan 04, 2012Wiz Khalifa's 2010 single "Black and Yellow," the song that inspired countless colour-coded copycat anthems, is coming under fire itself, with the Pittsburgh spitter behind the track now facing a $2 million lawsuit that alleges he nicked the number from a fellow Pennsylvanian.
AllHipHop reports that Sharon, PA native Max Gregory Warren filed a lawsuit in United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania last Friday (December 30) that accuses Khalifa of copying his original composition "Pink N Yellow." He reportedly penned his song back in 2007 and copyrighted it in early 2008. The lawsuit, which alleges fraud and deceit, copyright infringement, civil conspiracy and unjust enrichment, claims that Khalifa and his producers "engaged in a scheme to defraud plaintiff out of the fruits of his copyright of the Subject song." According to Warren, Khalifa and producers Stargate tracked versions of the song called "Black and Yellow," "Black and Purple," as well other variations before he could properly copyright his composition.
Also named in the $2,375,000 lawsuit is Khalifa's publishing company PGH Sound, EMI Music Publishing, Rostrum Records, Warner Music Group and Atlantic Recording Corporation.
Khalifa has yet to comment on the suit.