When news broke that rapper Lord Finesse was suing Miller for $10 million, fans instantly reached out to Miller. But in a shocking twist of events, Mac seemed to side with Finesse—and he let his fans know it in a loooooong Twitter rant.
Producer Lord Finesse accused Miller of copying music from his 1995 track “Hip 2 The Game,” in Miller’s track “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza,” without permission.
Finesse claims the song, featured on his 2010 K.I.D.S. mixtape, is responsible for launching Miller’s career and was the key component behind his number one release of “Blue Slide Park” last year.
The music veteran is demanding compensation on charges including copyright infringement, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, interference and deceptive trade practices.
Also named in the lawsuit are Miller’s label bosses at Rostrum Records and the owners of the Web site DatPiff.com, who first made the mixtape available for download.
Miller responded to the suit, insisting that Lord Finesse previously praised him for “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza,” and claiming that the original track is based on a jazz beat that Finesse doesn’t even have the rights to.
Regardless, Miller still has respect for Lord Finesse (as shown in his above Twitter rant), so hopefully this lawsuit won’t take too long to settle.
J-Connection: Mac Miller was raised Jewish and had a bar mitzvah.