Usher can’t catch a break. In the midst of an ongoing custody battle with his ex-wife, Usher was granted a restraining order from a 26 year-old woman stalker. Now, he’s being sued over a song that appeared on his 2009 album Raymond v. Raymond.
Talk about having your lawyers on speed-dial.
A Florida DJ filed a lawsuit against Usher claiming that he created the original beat for the singer’s ‘Hey Daddy’ single, which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hip-Hop/R&B charts.
Aubrey Davis, aka DJ Mixx, claims that back in 2008 he made a track titled ‘Let’s Go’ and shopped it around looking for songwriters to add lyrics to the beat, but had no luck. Through a mutual contact, the beat landed in Usher’s hands, and became the song ‘Hey Daddy.’ Mixx claims it was then copyrighted by the singer and his team as their own work.
Mixx and his lawyers –Singh, Singh & Trauben– are seeking an unspecified amount in damages.
By Omar Paredes