By: Natasha Archary
Drake and Chris Brown have been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit after being accused of stealing elements from 2 artists for their track No Guidance.
Singer Brandon Cooper and producer Timothy Valentine are accusing Drake and Chris Brown of plagiarising their 2016 ballad “I Love Your Dress.”
Mr. Cooper and Drum’n Skillz, are seeking monetary compensation from the US hitmakers of no less than 50% of all direct and indirect royalties and revenues generated from the commercial success of “No Guidance”.
They claim the beat, lyrics, hook, rhythmic structure, metrical placement and narrative context from their song were copied directly from their song.
Pointing out that the lyrics, “She got it, she got it” from I Love Your Dress is a direct reference to Drake and Brown’s lyrics on No Guidance which is “You got it girl, you got it girl.”
According to Cooper and Valentine, musicology experts found a “high degree of combined similar features, including the hook lyrics and the primary scale degrees” between the two songs.
The pair further allege that Drake and Brown taunted Cooper on the song with the lyrics, “flew the coop” which is a reference to Cooper’s nickname Coop.
No Guidance is taken off Brown’s Indigo album which was certified platinum.
Chris Brown features on the Ultimate Kaya 959 Top 30 with a collaborative track with H.E.R titled Come Through.