YG is being sued by Henry Richard Russell (also known as Grimmis), a poet who contributed to My Krazy Life singles “Who Do You Love?” and “Bicken Back Being Bool.” Russell is suing for copyright infringement and fraud because the rapper failed to pay for the work despite numerous demands, which were met with refusal. The poet also requested an injunction against YG to prevent him from continuing to sell any music featuring his work.
The two met in 2014 and collaborated on My Krazy Life, but YG “did not have the resources” to compensate Russell at the time. However the two allegedly agreed to arrange future revenue shares. Russell claims that his poem “Bitch! Who Do You Love?” was used for YG’s platinum hit of the same name, while Russell’s “Gladiator” poem was used for “Bicken Back Being Bool.” Additionally, Russell claims that his work led to the success of My Krazy Life, while the suit also names producer DJ Mustard, Def Jam, UMG, and YG’s 400 Wayz publishing company.
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