Eminem Being Sued For $8 Million Over 'Rap God' Sample
Eminem is reportedly being sued for a staggering $8 million by Chicago rappers Hotstylz over the lyrics to 'Rap God'.
Raymond Jones from the rap trio has claimed that Eminem and Shady Records sampled 25 seconds of their 2007 track 'Lookin Boy', without asking first.
The track features on 'The Marshal Mathers LP 2, and made the Guinness book of World Records after it was released for having the most words in a single, 1,560 to be exact.
"At first we was like, 'Aight, cool,' but at the same time, we was like, 'F**k Eminem,' because he didn’t reach out to us," Jones said in an interview with XXL.
Adding: "He took so much of the record. That just don’t sit right with us. The thing is they used so much of the song, he could have reached out. He could have reached out to us directly. He could have found a way to reach out to us through some kind of channel."
"We just addressed that issue on a song called 'Rap Fraud.' We addressed how we felt about it."