Spotted on Ace Showbiz:
Frank Ocean has been hit with copyright infringement lawsuit. A music company named TufAmerica has sued the rapper, claiming that his track “Super Rich Kid” illegally samples Mary J. Blige’s “Real Love”.
TufAmerica only owns 3.15% of Blige’s song, as it was awarded after they sued the singer and her label for illicitly using a sample of a 1973 track they actually own, The HoneyDrippers’ “Impeach the President”. Shortly, Ocean is being sued for using a sample of a sample.
“Super Rich Kids” is a song that he recorded with fellow Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All member Earl Sweatshirt. The track appears in his Grammy Award-winning album “Channel Orange”.
Meanwhile, TufAmerica is the same company who has sued Kanye West, Jay-Z and Beastie Boys among others for allegedly sampling its tracks without permission.